Thai drunken drivers to work in morgues as punishment

Published On: June 21, 2016 06:13 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BANGKOK, June 21: Several convicted drunken drivers were brought to a Bangkok morgue today to see a corpse and reflect on the gory consequences of their actions as part of a program aimed at combating the carnage on Thailand's roads.

LONDON, June 21: Britain's normally raucous House of Commons was given over to tears, roses and warm tributes Monday as legislators urged an end to angry and divisive politics in honor of their slain colleague Jo Cox, who was killed last week.

Bahrain strips nationality from top Shiite cleric

Published On: June 21, 2016 09:10 AM NPT By: Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 21: Bahrain's government on Monday stripped the country's leading Shiite cleric of his nationality in a move that brought thousands of protesters into the streets and threatened to further ignite sectarian tensions across the region.

OAXACA, Mexico, June 20: Violent clashes between police and members of a radical teachers' union who had blockaded roads in southern Mexico on Sunday left six people dead and more than 100 injured, officials said.

Floods, landslides kill 24 people in Indonesia

Published On: June 19, 2016 12:54 PM NPT By: Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 19: An Indonesian official says 24 people have been killed by flooding and landslides in central Java and many others remain missing.

CAIRO, June 19: An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, June 19: The party of Malaysia's scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak has won two parliamentary by-elections in a landslide, further strengthening his rule despite corruption allegations.

CAIRO, June 18: An Egyptian court has sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

LONDON, June 18: The accused killer of British lawmaker Jo Cox has given his name as "Death to traitors, freedom for Britain" in his first court appearance.

UK police charge man with murder in Jo Cox slaying

Published On: June 18, 2016 07:23 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BIRSTALL, England, June 18: British police on Saturday charged a reclusive gardener with murder and other offenses in the slaying of a popular Labour Party lawmaker, Jo Cox, as evidence emerged the 52-year-old had decades-old ties to a neo-Nazi movement and an interest in anarchist weapons literature.