India's new President Ram Nath Kovind, 71, has always flown under the radar. When he was nominated as the presidential candidate by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party last month, headlines in the Indian media included: "Who is Ram Nath Kovind?".


Every day at around 11am, Ms Zhang Xiaoxi starts to doll up and create her "look of the day".
At the foot of Rama VII Bridge north of the Chao Phraya River is a big Thai restaurant called O-Yua River Terrace with an open-air area that extends over the brown murky waters.


It was a dune or die moment for French drivers Stephane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret as they tackled Stage 9 of the Silk Way Rally on Monday.

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