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Chatter: What we're hearing

Need to know: Thousands of red-shirted anti-government protesters converged in Thailand's capital Saturday, giving the government an ultimatum to dissolve Parliament or face mass marches on key spots in the city. Although protest leaders stressed they would not resort to violence in their quest to oust the government, many businesses closed down.

Want to know: Strategies to protect elephants and the bluefin tuna will dominate debates at the UN meeting on wildlife protection, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Doha, Qatar.

Dull but important: The European Union is close to reaching a multi-billion euro deal to bail out Greece, after weeks of economic crisis.

Just because: Famed Spanish ballet dancer Angel Corella left New York on his quest to establish a ballet company in his country. Now he is returning to the bright lights of the Big Apple with a polished troupe of skilled dancers. Will they make it there?

Wacky: What is the best way to sell condoms in Asian countries? Use sex as a marketing ploy. Should that be a surprise?

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