15 October 2019


Four-metre king cobra wrestled from sewer in Thailand (12)
A Krabi Pitakpracha Foundation snake handler holds the four-metre (13 feet) king cobra he pulled from a sewer in southern Thailand A feisty four-metre (13-foot) king cobra was pulled from a sewer in southern Thailand in an hour-long operation, a rescue foundation said Tuesday, describing the reptile as one of the largest they had ever captured. Footage of the daring capture showed a man chasing the cobraБ─"the world's
Thai government declares Nov. 4-5 as public holiday as Thailand hosts ASEAN summit (5)
Video PlayerClose BANGKOK, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) - The Thai cabinet declared Nov. 4-5 as public holidays in Bangkok and its adjacent province of Nonthaburi as the government is scheduled to host the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit. Trisulee Trisaranakul, deputy spokeswoman of the Prime Minister's Office, told the media on Tuesday that the two-day special holiday was proposed by
PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth enter second round at Denmark Open (3)
M Ratnakar| TNN | Updated: Oct 15, 2019, 19:11 IST World Champion PV Sindhu made an impressive start to her campaign at the Denmark Open, claiming a straight-game win over Indonesia's Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the women's singles competition on Tuesday. Highlights PV Sindhu overcame former World Junior Champion Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 22- 20, 21-18 The Olympic silver medallist will now face Korea's An Se Young next
Southeast Asia in the crosshairs of 'Islamic State' (2)
A recent knife attack on the security minister of Indonesia is a reminder of the danger of Islamist extremism in Southeast Asia. Security measures alone are not enough to combat radicalization, say experts. Last week, Indonesian Security Minister Wiranto was stabbed twice as he was getting out of a car in the city of Pandegland in West Java.
Virginity and menstruation myths behind Asia's tampon taboo (2)
In a region where most communities chastise unmarried women for not being "virgins," tampons, believed by some to cause hymen breakage, are still rare. It is a hot, humid day in Manila and 24-year-old Yen would like to go for a swim.
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