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Monday, December 18, 2017

Passengers Describe Terror Aboard Indonesia AirAsia Flight

PERTH, Australia — Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight to the holiday island of Bali described a panicked flight crew announcing an emergency and oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling before the airliner turned back to the Australian city of Perth.

Prawit Wants to Build a Wall Along Border With Malaysia

BANGKOK — We may soon see a great wall along our southern border, and we will make Malaysia pay for it. Or at least a portion of it.

Iran Acknowledges Porn Star Visited Country

Apparently unaware she could face a death sentence, a British porn actress says she flew to Iran to undergo a nose job and later wrote online about it, immediately sparking a social media outcry in the largely conservative Islamic Republic.

Trump-Pence Unveil Logo That is a Penis Joke

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump revealed a new campaign logo that's giving some people the giggles.

Parting Words from Bangkok’s Reigning King of Vintage

Prasong Kanhasura may not be a household name in the fashion industry, but when it comes to vintage male clothing, the 44-year-old known as Pat Bangklyn is a towering figure. The man played an instrumental role in giving birth to Bangkok’s best-known annual vintage flea market, Made By Legacy, before becoming alienated by its overt commercialization.

Saudi Arabia Executes Prince for Murder

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia says it has executed a prince who fatally shot another man in a melee, a rare death sentence carried out against a member of the kingdom's extensive royal family.

Death Toll Rises to 39 in New Year’s Nightclub Attack

ISTANBUL — An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a crowded nightclub in Istanbul during New...

Duckworth’s Thai Heritage Attacked by U.S. Senate Opponent

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — A Bangkok-born candidate for the U.S. Senate and American war hero was attacked for her Thai heritage during a televised debate Thursday night in Springfield, Illinois.

N. Korea Executes 5 Senior Security Officials

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that "enraged" leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency said Monday.

Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency, Internet Blocked

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency effective immediately following a week of anti-government violence that resulted in deaths and property damage across the country, especially in the restive Oromia region.

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