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Thursday, October 21, 2021

LA Woman Booted From Ceremony For Dress Invites Fury Online

BANGKOK — A Thai-American woman turned away Thursday from a Thai temple in Los Angeles for her attire has become an object of contempt online.

Passengers Describe Terror Aboard Indonesia AirAsia Flight

PERTH, Australia — Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight to the holiday island of Bali described a panicked flight crew announcing an emergency and oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling before the airliner turned back to the Australian city of Perth.

11 Passengers on Thai-China Flights Found With Coronavirus

BEIJING (Xinhua) — China's civil aviation regulator has announced that a Thai Lion Air's Bangkok-Guangzhou flight, as well as a Thai AirAsia X's Bangkok-Tianjin flight, would be suspended after several passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on recent flights.

Iran Acknowledges Porn Star Visited Country

Apparently unaware she could face a death sentence, a British porn actress says she flew to Iran to undergo a nose job and later wrote online about it, immediately sparking a social media outcry in the largely conservative Islamic Republic.
Photo: Toshiyuki IMAI / Flickr

Japanese Passport Tops 2018 Visa-Free Travel Index

LONDON — Japan has overtaken Singapore to claim the top spot on the 2018 Henley Passport Index, having gained visa-free access to Myanmar this month. Japan...
PM Prayut Chan-o-cha holds a vial during the welcoming ceremony for Sinovac vaccines at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Feb. 24, 2021.

Chinese Officials Say Chinese Vaccines’ Effectiveness Low

BEIJING (AP) — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to give them a boost.

With a Video Filmed in Secret, Trump Keeps Sowing Chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) — The video message that plunged Washington into chaos was filmed in secret.

Laos Locks Down Capital Over Virus Outbreak Tied to Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Laos locked down its capital and closed its international borders to most traffic Thursday after identifying a COVID-19 cluster connected to its bigger neighbor Thailand.

GM to Pull out of Thailand, Scales Back Operations Worldwide

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it’s pulling out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don’t produce adequate returns on investments.

Thai Princess, Junta Leader Express Condolences after Notre Dame Fire

BANGKOK — Both Princess Ubolratana and junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha expressed their condolences Tuesday after a raging fire destroyed much of Paris’ Notre...



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