Fiancee of Khashoggi, human rights group sue Saudi crown prince in U.S.

Fiancee of Khashoggi, human rights group sue Saudi crown prince in U.S.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman / REUTERSThe fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and a human rights group that he founded filed a lawsuit in a U.S. court on Tuesday with allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince ordered him killed. The civil lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also named more than 20 other Saudis as defendants. It coincides with complications in the…

India could have more than 600 million coronavirus cases by February, says government panel

India could have more than 600 million coronavirus cases by February, says government panel

More than 600 million Indians, over half of the country’s population, are likely to have been infected with coronavirus by February 2021, an expert panel advising the Indian government has predicted.The estimate comes even as prime minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Tuesday, citing the country’s low fatality rate as evidence that “India is doing better than many other developed countries.”India has recorded more than 7.5 million…

Today’s “big surprise” from Thailand’s protesters is no surprise

Crowds gathered at many BTS stations around Bangkok today, just before 6pm. Then they sang the National Anthem, raised their 3-finger salute, and most went home right after the song finished. At about 4pm today, the Protest coordinators, the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration and the Free YOUTH movement, took to Facebook to urge supporters to gather at all BTS and MRT stations at 5.50pm, and wait for instructions…

Japan invents edible, deer-friendly bags to protect animals from plastic

Japan invents edible, deer-friendly bags to protect animals from plastic

Japan has introduced an innovative solution to protect the world-famous deer of Nara Park from plastic waste – edible bags made from rice.The herd of about 1,200 deer is a major tourism draw to the city of Nara, near Osaka, and has been protected by law.Tourists are allowed to feed the deer special sugar-free crackers which do not come in plastic – yet despite warnings, some visitors to…

Woman electrocuted as flood causes havoc in Thailand’s eastern provinces

Woman electrocuted as flood causes havoc in Thailand’s eastern provinces

An elderly woman has been electrocuted near her house, in the Aranyaprathet district of Thailand’s eastern province of Sa Kaew, as she was wading along a flooded lane without realizing that a high voltage power cable had broken and fallen into the water. Widespread flooding is reported in the province, described as the worst in nine years, while neighboring Prachin Buri and Chachoengsao have also been hit, as a result…

Britain accuses Russia of cyberattacks on Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Britain accuses Russia of cyberattacks on Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Britain has accused Russian intelligence of carrying out a series of cyberattacks on the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo with security officials warning that the postponed Games due to take place next year may also be targeted.UK and allied intelligence services discovered that the Russian military intelligence service, GRU, attempted to disguise itself as Chinese and North Korean hackers in “false-flag” operations to disrupt the Games.The attacks started,…