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Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in June in Chicago. Photo: Kiichiro Sato / Associated Press

Elon Musk Apologizes for Calling Cave Rescue Diver a Pedophile

BANGKOK — Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Luang Nang Non cave rescue a pedophile.

Asian Countries Top International Achievement Tests in Math, Science

KUALA LUMPUR (DPA) — Asian countries topped international achievement tests in mathematics and science, while African countries lagged at the bottom, according to a report published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Indonesian Police Arrest Dozens Ahead of West Papua Protest

JAKARTA — Indonesian police have detained dozens of people ahead of a West Papua independence protest on Monday.

Senate Backs Effort to Restore ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, joined by three Republicans, pushed through a measure Wednesday intended to revive Obama-era internet rules that ensured equal treatment for all web traffic, though opposition in the House and the White House seems insurmountable.
A screenshot shows the rescued boys in quarantine Wednesday inside Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital.

FIFA Invites Rescued Thai Boys to London Awards Event

MOSCOW — The boys football team rescued from a flooded cave this week has been invited to FIFA's annual awards event.

S. Korea to Remove Propaganda Loudspeakers at Border

SEOUL — South Korea will remove propaganda-broadcasting loudspeakers from the border with North Korea this week, officials said Monday, as the rivals move to follow through with their leaders' summit declaration that produced reconciliation steps without a breakthrough in the nuclear standoff.

Prayers and Ceremonies Mark 10 Years Since Tsunami

BANGKOK (DPA) - A sombre ceremony in Thailand brought to a close a day of remembrance as various countries around the Indian Ocean marked the 10th anniversary of 2004 tsunami that killed some 230,000 people.

Saudi Woman’s Plea for Help Exposes Risks Runaways Face (Video)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A young Saudi woman's plea for help after she was stopped in an airport in the Philippines en route to Australia where she planned to seek asylum has triggered a firestorm on social media and drawn attention to the plight of female runaways.

Police Hunt for 60 Escaped Drug Addicts in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam — An official says police in southern Vietnam are searching for 60 drug addicts who escaped from a rehabilitation center.

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