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A veterinarian of Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) Pandu Wibisono examines a tranquilized male orangutan being rescued from a forest located too close to a palm oil plantation in 2017 at Tripa peat swamp in Aceh province, Indonesia. Photo: Binsar Bakkara / Associated Press

Orangutan Mother Blinded by Air Gun Pellets in Indonesia

SIBOLANGIT, Indonesia — An orangutan mother has been blinded after being shot with at least 74 air gun pellets on Indonesia's Sumatra island, where...

7 Dead, Others Shot in Election-Related Attack in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Gunmen opened fire on two cars returning from a polling station with ballot boxes, killing at least seven people and wounding...
A Spodoptera worm. Photo: Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility / Wikimedia Commons

Thailand Braces For ‘Armyworm’ Destruction

Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa.
People ride on a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) in February during a trial run in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated Press

Jakarta’s 1st Subway to Ease Frustration, Sweat and Fumes

JAKARTA — Commuting in Indonesia's gridlocked capital will for some involve less frustration, sweat and fumes when its first subway line opens later this...
Veerawit Chuajunud, center, who changed his name to Thaksin Chuajunud for Pheu Chart party, makes his election campaign Friday in Nakhon Ratchasima province. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

Pro-Thaksin Candidates Adopt his Name in Election

PHIMAI — It's election season and a campaign truck is rolling at the crack of dawn through the streets of the northeastern town of...
Premchai Karnasuta arrives Tuesday at the Thong Pha Phum Provincial Court in Kanchanaburi province.

Black Panther Verdict: Premchai Sentenced to 16 Months in Jail

KANCHANABURI — A powerful construction tycoon was convicted of several crimes related to a high-profile poaching case last year in a national park but acquitted of the most serious count, a court ruled Tuesday.
Boeing's first 737 MAX 9 jet at the company's delivery center before a ceremony transferring ownership to Thai Lion Air in Seattle in a March 2018 file photo. Photo: Elaine Thompson / Associated Press

Source: Justice Dept. Probing Development of Boeing Jets

WASHINGTON — U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same...

Gunman Kills 3 on Dutch Tram; Mayor Fears Terrorism

UTRECHT, Netherlands — A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack only days after the murderous rampage in New Zealand.
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Dick Dale, Surf Guitar King, ‘Miserlou’ Composer, Dies at 81

LOS ANGELES — Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King...
A Lion Air B737 Max 8 seen landing in September. Photo: Bathara Sakti / Flickr

Ethiopian Minister Says Black Box in Good Shape

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia's transport minister says the black box from the plane crash one week is in good condition. Dagmawit Moges told reporters...

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