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Foreign gang 'extorts $3m in cryptocurrency' from tourists in Thailand

The group of six - composed of a German, a Russian, two Kazakhstani men, and two other foreigners of unclear nationality - had reportedly approached the tourists Evgenii and Ekaterna Abduliin, both 31, at a cafe on Koh Samui in Surat Thani province on September 15.
2022-09-29 17:26:44

American tourist, 35, attacked and robbed in a red light district on Thai island Phuket

Officers found Rakkan Gassim Algassim, 35, with his friend, a Russian woman Alena Mukhieva, 24, at Patong hospital in Phuket on September 28 early morning.
2022-09-29 13:59:24

Thai doctor, 69, has performed so many sex change operations his patients call him 'daddy'

Dr Thep Vejvisith runs a small clinic in an unglamorous part of Bangkok, Thailand, where he offers gender reassignment procedures for half the price of most other clinics.
2022-09-28 16:03:34

Chinese call centre gang ‘running online investment scam’ caught fleeing across Myanmar-Thai border

The nine alleged fraudsters carrying mainland China passports were discovered on the back of a local official's black Isuzu pickup truck at a checkpoint in Chiang Rai province on September 26.
2022-09-28 15:41:23

Fire rips through fishing boats docked at port in southern China

Footage shows the flames ravaging the vessels as firefighters hosed down the blaze in the coastal city Shantou in Guangdong on September 27.
2022-09-28 13:21:46

Plane passengers terrified as mystery dark liquid drips from overhead compartment during flight

Shocked passengers saw the unknown substance oozing through the gaps in the hat rack inside an AirAsia Airbus A320 shortly after it departed Manila for Davao City on September 21.
2022-09-28 12:32:42

Protest erupts as officials place Chinese tech hub Shenzhen under snap lockdown

Dozens took to the streets in the metropolis of 18 million, urging officials to 'lift the Covid lockdown' after 10 infections - five of them asymptomatic - were reported on Monday, September 26.
2022-09-27 18:09:03

Shrines offer free meals 'to cleanse residents' stomachs' during annual Vegetarian Festival in Thailand

Several houses of worship in Nakhon Ratchasima province have begun treating the locals to vegetable dishes for the yearly celebration.
2022-09-27 17:11:19

Vegetarian festival begins in Thailand with pole-raising ceremony

Villagers in white, along with Ong Ear shrine president Chaopho Muen Ram, trekked to a forest in Trang province on September 25 to cut down a tall bamboo tree to be used as a 'Go Teng' pole for the ceremonies.
2022-09-27 17:09:46

Wedding visitors jostle to grab food from giant pot in unique marriage custom in China

Footage shows guests of varying ages battling through the crowd to receive their share of the feast from the enormous cauldron in Anyang City, Henan province on September 22.
2022-09-27 14:54:39

Devotees pray at the start of Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok, Thailand

The annual festival this year falls on September 25 to October 4, with flamboyant street processions - featuring performers committing self-mutilation to prove their devotion - making a return as pandemic curbs in the country have eased.
2022-09-26 17:46:36

Mountain biker injured in nasty crash on set of steps in France

A video of the agonising stunt shows rider Rafael Pereiera, 17 - from the French capital Paris - losing control halfway down the stairway.
2022-09-26 17:23:14

German tourist attacked by furious locals after 'trying to steal resident's van'

The holidaymaker Claus Riese, 56, was filmed weaving across traffic while on the carjacked vehicle, with a mob of motorcycle-riding villagers pursuing him in the Buleleng Regency of Bali on Friday, September 23.
2022-09-26 14:39:47

Two people seriously injured after gas explosion at supermarket in South Africa

The blast ripped through a Superette supermarket on the corner of Victoria Road and Plein Road in Woodstock, Cape Town. Debris was strewn across the street.
2022-09-24 13:59:34

Thai sex worker in see-through silk night dress climb down building during police raid in Hong Kong

The attractive young woman fled from the brothel when cops stormed inside in the Tsim She Tsui district on September 21.
2022-09-23 18:15:45

Chinese ship capsizes off Cambodian coast leaving 23 passengers missing

The vessel reportedly sank near port village Sihanoukville on September 22, provincial spokesperson Kheang Phearom confirmed on Friday.
2022-09-23 17:09:04

'Catman' burglar busted after breaking into lingerie store in Argentina

The 49-year-old suspect reportedly stole goods worth more than ARS 14 million (GBP 85,223) in the raid and a second break in at a baby clothes shop.
2022-09-23 16:38:57

Rude passenger has her SHOE thrown off the carriage in China

The lady was riding the subway train in Shenyang City, Liaoning province on September 21 and had reportedly taken off her shoes to relax.
2022-09-23 16:18:24

Thai diving teacher battles to save Bangkok’s oldest home

Poosak Posayachinda, 57, inherited the crumbling 200-year-old Chinese mansion - a piece of architectural heritage - from his family in 2004 but its operating and maintenance cost a fortune.
2022-09-23 13:51:54

'Security issue' prompts evacuation of Terminal B at Newark Airport in New Jersey

Passengers were asked to wait outside the area after a person waiting in the Transportation Security Administration queue reportedly entered a security door at 9:15 pm local time on September 22.
2022-09-23 11:16:50
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