Mastermind of Thai schoolgirl sex ring that offered teen prostitutes as 'dessert' to VIPs caged for 320 years

Mastermind of Thai schoolgirl sex ring that offered teen prostitutes as 'dessert' to VIPs caged for 320 years

The prostitution racket, in the Mae Hong Son district, marked its teen workers with owl tattoos before offering them up to VIP guests. The Bangkok Post reports the courts sentenced police senior sergeant major Yutthachai Thongchai to 320 years and two of his sidekicks to…

China says had ‘professional’ encounter with Australian warships in…

China says had ‘professional’ encounter with Australian warships in…

BEIJING/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Chinese and Australian naval vessels had an “encounter” in the South China Sea this week, and China acted professionally and lawfully, its defense ministry said, rejecting reports China challenged Australian warships. The Australian Defence Department confirmed three ships had…

Leah Kerry, 15, died after taking ‘Netflix and Chill’ ecstasy tablets before end-of-term party with school pals

Leah Kerry, 15, died after taking ‘Netflix and Chill’ ecstasy tablets before end-of-term party with school pals

Leah Kerry collapsed and her friends left her on a bench to "sleep it off" before they found her unresponsive and called an ambulance. The ambulance that was sent then went to the wrong park with the same name twelve miles away,…

Jail bird Walter Leroy Moody Jnr, 83, becomes oldest ever US inmate to be executed after being put to death by lethal injection

Jail bird Walter Leroy Moody Jnr, 83, becomes oldest ever US inmate to be executed after being put to death by lethal injection

Walter Leroy Moody Junior becomes the most senior jailbird to be put to death since capital punishment was reinstated in 1976. He was give lethal injection in Alabama tonight. Moody sent a deadly mail bomb to a federal judge during a wave of…

Feud brews at Harper’s between ex-editor-in-Chief and publisher

Feud brews at Harper’s between ex-editor-in-Chief and publisher

Former Harper’s editor Ellen Rosenbush is back at the monthly as interim editor — even as the latest blowup between fired Editor-in-Chief James Marcus and Publisher John “Rick” MacArthur grows nastier by the day. “Editorial Director Ellen Rosenbush is back in charge…

Tribe of 'fish people' evolved huge spleens so they can dive 230ft below ocean in first example of human adaptation to deep diving

Tribe of 'fish people' evolved huge spleens so they can dive 230ft below ocean in first example of human adaptation to deep diving

The genetic change discovered in the Bajau tribe is the first known example of a human adaptation to deep diving. For more than 1,000 years, the Bajau – known as "Sea Nomads" – have wandered the seas of southern Asia in house…

British Airways pilot hauled off plane by armed police ‘was four times over the drink-fly limit’

British Airways pilot hauled off plane by armed police ‘was four times over the drink-fly limit’

Julian Monaghan, 49, was arrested in January and led from the Boeing 777 in handcuffs after fellow crew members reportedly noticed he stank of booze. Airline colleagues called 999 after the long-serving first officer stepped into the cockpit to make the 12-hour flight…

Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave

Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian army bombarded jihadists in the last area outside government control near Damascus on Friday, as President Bashar al-Assad accelerated his push to retake remaining enclaves. Smoke rises from Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus, Syria April 20, 2018….

Cuomo backs Hochul to compete against Democrat

Cuomo backs Hochul to compete against Democrat

Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged his lieutenant governor to take on US Rep. Chris Collins this year, upsetting the fellow Democrat who’s already in the race. “There is a very strong feeling that Kathy Hochul would be a great congressional candidate for that…

Furious Irish Guards go to war over the treatment of beloved wolfhound mascot, who's 'being worked to his death bed'

Furious Irish Guards go to war over the treatment of beloved wolfhound mascot, who's 'being worked to his death bed'

  They say the weary dog should have been retired long ago but is still being trotted out on parades One said: “He should be enjoying retirement. It’s not right.” “Justice 4 Domhnall” has been spray-painted on walls at the regiment’s barracks…

Syrian army bombards Yarmouk camp, war monitor says

Syrian army bombards Yarmouk camp, war monitor says

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian army bombarded jihadists in the last area outside government control near Damascus overnight, as President Bashar al-Assad accelerated his push to retake remaining enclaves. U.S., British and French air strikes on Saturday to punish Assad for suspected…

Philippine-U.S. war games to include allies Japan, Australia

Philippine-U.S. war games to include allies Japan, Australia

(In this April 19 story, corrects to Australia, Japan second attendance in exercises.)) MANILA (Reuters) – Australian and Japanese troops are joining for the second time annual U.S.-Philippine military exercises involving thousands of troops, as the two-week drills move toward becoming multilateral…

Hungary PM Orban says expects ongoing fight over migration

Hungary PM Orban says expects ongoing fight over migration

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said he expects his conflict with the liberal ideology of U.S. financier George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF) to continue despite the organization’s decision to leave the country. FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Prime…

Israel drops leaflets warning Gazans not to approach border

Israel drops leaflets warning Gazans not to approach border

GAZA (Reuters) – Israel dropped leaflets in the Gaza Strip on Friday warning Palestinians not to approach its border fence as the military braced for fresh clashes along the frontier. Thousands of Palestinians were expected to gather along the Israel-Gaza border, as…

Kusher Cos. hit with federal subpoena over false paperwork

Kusher Cos. hit with federal subpoena over false paperwork

Brooklyn federal prosecutors are scrutinizing Jared Kushner’s family business over official paperwork that falsely claimed the real-estate company didn’t have any rent-regulated tenants living in its New York City buildings, according to a report Thursday. The Kushner Cos. — formerly run by…