CHON BURI: US and Thai marines slurped snake blood and ate scorpions in a jungle survival programme on Monday as part of the two nations’ annual Cobra Gold war games.
KARO: An Indonesian volcano erupted Monday, sending a massive column of ash and smoke some 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) into the air, leaving local villages coated in debris and officials scrambling to hand out face masks to residents.
YANGON: Myanmar troops seized $7 million worth of narcotics, precursors and equipment in a raid on drug labs in the restive north, the army said Monday, as it continues a war against ethnic rebels accused of profiting from the drug trade.
JAKARTA: Four Indonesian men have been arrested over the killing of an orangutan shot some 130 times with an air rifle, police said Monday, in the latest fatal attack on a critically endangered species.
SINGAPORE: A Traffic Police (TP) inspector told a 21-year-old Special Constable that his body odour was giving him a headache and invited him to his flat, where he had some body scrub and hair removal cream that could help him.
BANGKOK: A 67-year-old British man was arrested in Bangkok early on Monday for allegedly robbing and drugging a fellow countryman in his hotel room.
Pilot scheme set up as way to fund the installation of lifts in old blocks without elevators, newspaper reports
Altercation came after US military aide carrying briefcase with emergency nuclear weapon codes was barred from entering Great Hall of the People, website reports
Recent high-profile cases in Thailand are a reminder of the scourge of human trafficking.
SINNAM, South Korea: Even the bright red lighthouse in the tiny South Korean port of Sinnam is shaped like a penis.