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Prayuth Chan-ocha, who is known for his shocking tactics with the media, told reporters to "ask this guy" if they had any questions regarding politics or conflict.
Equine gift to Chinese leader at opening of state visit by French president follows present of panda to Macron's wife Brigitte.
Mohammad Azeemuddin, head of India's oldest Sunni Muslim seminary, Jamia Nizamia, announced on New Year's Day that Muslims should not eat prawns.
37-year-old Lauren Pollock accused of assaulting and kidnapping her own mother alongside ex-army boyfriend.
A prostitute who fell five stories to her death was allegedly midway through "extravagant sex" with a British man.
Australian worker went to wedding in India after telling bosses he was unable to attend work due to illness.
The state-run rail operator's move comes in the wake of a spate of accidents which have claimed hundreds of lives.
After analysing Kim's New Year speech, an audio forensic expert speculates the North Korean leader could be suffering from kidney problems.
Hung Viet Nguyen died on 5 August 2017, after Hung Ang Vu confronted him about his relationship with Vu's ex-partner, Laura Chan.
The 17-year-old teenager, Supatra "Nat" Sasuphan, has often been called "Monkey Face" and the Star Wars character "Chewbacca".
Police took 43-year-old Hartland into custody after he had allegedly approached a victim in public. The victim is a witness in his upcoming rape trial.
The baby's body wrapped in a plastic bag was found by ground cleaners in a drawer of the plane's toilet.
Hong Kong police have arrested the victim's father, stepmother and step-grandmother and are investigating the death as a murder case.
An American tourist overdosed on Viagra and walked around Phuket International Airport in Thailand naked before being taken down by six security guards.
A 15-year-old girl has been charged with intentionally starting a fire which led to the evacuation of dozens of residents on a street in Melbourne.