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Chinese woman downs $200 bottle of cognac at airport security, is declared ‘too drunk’ to fly

By Wed, Aug 26, 2015 11:31AM UTC

It was bottoms up for a Chinese passenger during a layover at Beijing airport earlier this week, who chugged an entire bottle of US$200 Rémy Martin XO Excellence cognac because officers barred her from bringing it onboard.

Bangkok bombing aftermath: Thailand needs a lesson in social media etiquette

By Wed, Aug 26, 2015 10:52AM UTC

More than a week has passed since the Erawan Shrine bombing, and officials have yet to bring the culprit to justice despite releasing a composite sketch of the main suspect and asking Interpol for assistance. Just hours after the bombing, though, many on Thai social media appeared to think they had the case solved.

India, UN appeal for peace after 11 die in Nepal violence

By Wed, Aug 26, 2015 9:50AM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — India and the United Nations are appealing for peace in Nepal, where hundreds of security forces are patrolling a western town after ethnic protesters demanding statehood attacked police a day earlier, leaving 11 people dead.

Bangkok bomber probe: Security cameras work, says official

By Tue, Aug 25, 2015 7:19PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Bangkok city hall has rejected criticism from the national police chief, who said the probe into last week’s deadly bombing has been hindered by broken security cameras.

Singapore to hold general election on September 11

By Tue, Aug 25, 2015 5:57PM UTC

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore’s government has announced that it will hold a general election on September 11.

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