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Monday, September 25, 2017

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.

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.

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.

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Killed at Exhibition by Policeman

ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish policeman fatally shot Russia's ambassador to Turkey on Monday in front of a shocked gathering at a photo exhibit and then, pacing near the body of his victim, appeared to condemn Russia's military role in Syria, shouting: "Don't forget Aleppo! Don't forget Syria!"

Fake Thai Monks Fool Tourists in New York City

NEW YORK — New York City Buddhist leaders are sounding the alarm to tourists: Beware the "fake monks."

Memes Mock United For Forcibly Kicking Passenger Off Flight

CHICAGO — A day after viral videos of a bloodied man being dragged off an overbooked United flight by aviation security fueled criticism of the airline, Twitter users are using the platform to poke fun at the airline's tactics.

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