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Marines drink cobra blood in US-Thai war drills

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.

A Thai Navy instructor holds up snakes during a jungle survival exercise as part of the Cobra Gold 2018 joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand on February 19, 2018. -Reuters

Indonesia’s Mt. Sinabung spews massive smoke-and-ash column

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.

An Indonesian man takes picture of Mount Sinabung volcano as it spews thick volcanic ash into the air in Karo, North Sumatra on February 19, 2018. -AFP

Myanmar seizes drugs and equipment worth $7mil in lab raid

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.

Indonesians arrested for shooting an orangutan some 130 times

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.

Traffic Police Inspector found guilty of molesting four subordinates serving NS

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.

Mohd Taufik Abu Bakar, a Traffic Police inspector, molested four male subordinates who were serving their National Service as Special Constables.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

Briton, 67, arrested for robbery at luxury Bangkok hotel

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.

Lazy to take the stairs? Beijing elevator charges residents US$0.03 per ride

Pilot scheme set up as way to fund the installation of lifts in old blocks without elevators, newspaper reports

Chinese, US security officials scuffled over ‘nuclear football’ during Trump trip, says report

Altercation came after US military aide carrying briefcase with emergency nuclear weapon codes was barred from entering Great Hall of the People, website reports

Thai victims exposed in US human trafficking

Recent high-profile cases in Thailand are a reminder of the scourge of human trafficking.

South Korea's 'penis park' draws an Olympic crowd

SINNAM, South Korea: Even the bright red lighthouse in the tiny South Korean port of Sinnam is shaped like a penis.

Statues in South Korea's Haeshindang Park, also know as "penis park", a shrine to fertility dedicated to the legend of a local girl who died a virgin, in Sinnam, South Korea. - REUTERS/Eric Gaillard