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New Travel Bookshop Brings the World to Bangkok’s Old Town

BANGKOK — The owner of a new travel bookshop in Old Town says he opened the store for himself, as much as to encourage other booklovers to explore the world.
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)'s Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 stands at Satish Dhawan Space Center after the mission was aborted at Sriharikota in southern India, Monday, July 15, 2019. India has called off the launch of a moon mission to explore the lunar south pole. The Chandrayaan-2 mission was aborted less than an hour before takeoff on Monday. An Indian Space Research Organization spokesman says a "technical snag" was observed in the 640-ton launch-vehicle system. Photo: Manish Swarup / AP

India Aborts Moon Mission Launch, Citing Technical Glitch

SRIHARIKOTA — India aborted the launch on Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an...
A worker from the World Health Organization (WHO) decontaminates the doorway of a house on a plot where two cases of Ebola were found, in the village of Mabalako, in eastern Congo Monday, June 17, 2019. Health officials in eastern Congo have begun offering vaccinations to all residents in the hotspot of Mabalako whereas previous efforts had only targeted known contacts or those considered to be at high risk. Photo: Al-hadji Kudra Maliro / AP

Congo Confirms 1st Ebola Case in City of Goma

BENI — The Congolese health ministry confirmed an Ebola case in Goma late Sunday, marking the first time the virus has reached the city...
France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures in his command car next to French Armies Chief Staff General Francois Lecointre as they review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris Sunday, July 14, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron has overseen France's annual Bastille Day celebration, which this year showcased European defense cooperation. Photo: Eliot Blondet / POOL via AP

France Trumpets Shared European Defense on Bastille Day (Photos)

PARIS — France's annual Bastille Day celebration became a showcase for European defense cooperation Sunday as other national leaders joined President Emmanuel Macron in...
A row of shophouses on Atsagang Road on April 30. Photo: Metropolitan Electricity Authority

Beige or Nothing: Old Town Buildings Must Be Same Color, Gov’t Says

BANGKOK — New buildings around the historic area of Rattanakosin Island must be painted beige with tiled dark grey roofs, according to a new ministerial directive announced Friday.
Matichon reports on a website with the URL Matichon-Online which posted fake news in May 2016. Image: Matichon

Media Experts Launch Anti-Fake News Handbook

BANGKOK — Media experts have written a handbook to help Thai journalists avoid falling for fake news, in a world where readers can no longer take the truthfulness of news for granted.
Balloons filled with nitrous oxide seized by the police on July 11.

Not a Joke: Police Raid Khaosan For Laughing Gas

BANGKOK — Nine vendors were arrested Thursday after police raided Khaosan Road for illegal sales of laughing gas. Police Maj. Gen. Sukhun Phrommayon said the...
This picture taken on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 shows the view of the Teutonic Cemetery inside the Vatican. On Thursday, July 11, 2019 the Vatican opened a pair of tombs inside the cemetery after further investigation into the case of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee, Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared in 1983 only to find that the tombs were empty. Photo: Gregorio Borgia / AP

No Bones Found in Vatican Tombs Searched for Missing Girl

VATICAN CITY — The tombs of two 19th-century German princesses were pried open at a tiny Holy See cemetery Thursday and turned out to...
Attendees take part in a public memorial for Marco Leung, the 35-year-old man who fell to his death weeks ago after hanging a protest banner against an extradition bill, in Hong Kong, Thursday, July 11, 2019. The parents of Leung have urged young people to stay alive to continue their struggle. Photo: Kin Cheung / AP

Parents of Dead Hong Kong Protester Urge Others to Carry On

HONG KONG — The parents of a Hong Kong man who plunged to his death after putting up banners against divisive extradition legislation urged...
Sudanese people celebrate in the streets of Khartoum after ruling generals and protest leaders announced they have reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body on Friday, July 5, 2019. The deal raised hopes it will end a three-month political crisis that paralyzed the country and led to a violent crackdown that killed scores of protesters. Photo: AP

Sudan Military Council Says It Foils Attempted Military Coup

KHARTOUM — Sudan's ruling military council said it foiled an attempted military coup Thursday, just days after the military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed...

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