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6 Die in Indonesia Post-Election Riots

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country’s capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month’s presidential election.

Chinese Tourist Charged for Killing Urchins in Protected Sea

SATUN — An official on Wednesday said he filed charges against a Chinese tourist who fished and killed sea urchins on a southern beach.

Bangkok Hosts 7 Days of Free Concerts, Cultural Shows

BANGKOK — A series of free concerts and traditional performances to honor His Majesty the King’s coronation will begin tonight in Bangkok’s historic quarters.

Canada Pressing China on Detained Canadians

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian delegation in China is pressing Chinese officials to free two detained Canadians but there has been no contact between the two nations’ leaders or foreign ministers despite the worst relations between Ottawa and Beijing since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

Protesters Clash With Indonesian Police After Election Loss

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory and vehicles in the Indonesian capital on Wednesday after the release of official election results.

US Officials Say Goal is Deterring Iran, Not War

WASHINGTON — Tamping down talk of war, top Trump administration officials told Congress on Tuesday that recent actions by the U.S. deterred attacks on American forces. But some lawmakers remained deeply skeptical of the White House approach in the Middle East.

Coronation Day Designated as New Holiday

BANGKOK — The government on Tuesday announced May 4 as a public holiday to honor His Majesty the King’s formal coronation, bringing the total number of holidays to 19.  
In this July 7, 2018, file photo, former Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda of Austria walks in the paddock before the third free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England. Photo: Luca Bruno / AP

F1 Great and Aviation Entrepreneur Niki Lauda Dies at 70

BERLIN — Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious...

Heartbroken Man Threatens Suicide at Govt House

BANGKOK — Commotion broke out in front of Government House on Tuesday when a man threatened to slit his throat to protest his wife’s affair with a soldier.

Van Passenger’s Lung Impaled by Tripod on Freeway

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Authorities say somebody stole a tripod from a California Department of Transportation crew and then dropped it from an overpass onto a Sacramento freeway, impaling the lung of a passenger in a van.

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