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North Japan hit by heavy rains, 200,000 urged to evacuate

Bridges collapsed and rivers burst their banks as heavy rain lashed northern Japan on Thursday, with 200,000 residents urged to evacuate as authorities warned of dangerous flooding. Heavy downpours hit the northeastern and central regions from Wednesday night to Thursday morning, with local authorities in ­Yamagata saying extensive flooding had occurred due to the Mogami […]

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AIPAC’s Millions Help Unseat Jewish Progressive Andy Levin in Michigan

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s sizable investments in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District paid off Tuesday when Rep. Haley Stevens defeated fellow Democratic Rep. Andy Levin, a Jewish progressive who has criticized Israel’s illegal and brutal occupation of Palestinian territory. Stevens and Levin were forced into a primary contest by Michigan’s redistricting process, which provided an opportunity for AIPAC’s super […]

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Police arrest alleged gambling operator with reported 5 million baht turnover

There’s been another gambling bust in the ‘Land of Smiles,’ this time in eastern Thailand. Police arrested an alleged gambling operator in the Aranyaprathet district of Sa Kaeo province on August 1. Police raided the suspect’s house and found hints that he was running a website called ‘syclub.bet.’ They found evidence of betting via electronic […]

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‘I Am Not Proud Of My Son’:- Says Elon Musk’s Father

The tesla and space-x boss Elon Musk’s father Errol Musk said in an interview that he isn’t proud of his billionaire son. It means saying that Elon is unhappy with his own career progress. During the strange interview with the Australian radio The Kyle and Jackie O Show, 76-year-old Errol Musk was asked if he […]

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Pop music and ‘Grease’ star Olivia Newton-John dead at age 73

Singer Olivia Newton-John, who soared to the top of the world’s pop music charts in the 1970s and 1980s with tunes such as “I Honestly Love You” and “Physical” and starred in the hit movie musical “Grease,” died on Monday at age 73 at her home in southern California. The death of the British-born, Australian-raised […]

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NLD Minister Jailed by Myanmar Regime Hospitalized in Yangon

U Aung Ko, the religious affairs and culture minister of the ousted National League for Democracy (NLD) government, was admitted to Yangon’s Insein Hospital on Monday with heart problems.  The 74-year-old was jailed by the junta and is serving a six year sentence at Insein Prison, where he has been suffering from a rapid heartbeat. […]

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Rainfall down by almost 50%

According to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), a hydrological year is between October 1st and September 30th of the following year and so far, according to IPMA data, the 2021/2022 hydrological year is the second driest since 1931 (since records began), only surpassed by the hydrological year 2004/2005. According to […]

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The hidden mangrove forest in Pak Nam Pran that is one of the region’s best kept secrets

You could be forgiven for thinking that Pranburi Forest Park is the only such park and nature reserve within easy reach of Hua Hin. But the truth is there is a lot of really good work being done locally with regards to the restoration and conservation of the region’s mangroves – all of which can […]

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Junta executes Ko Jimmy, Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw and other two

BREAKING NEWS Junta executes Ko Jimmy, Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw and other two July 25, 2022 Myanmar military junta announced on Monday it has executed democracy activist Ko Jimmy, 53, and Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw, 41, and other two during the weekend. They were sentenced to death in January by a military tribunal under Myanmar’s […]

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Two dead after light-sport aircraft crashes near Lithuania’s Kaunas

A Czech-made two-seat ultralight aircraft crashed into a field near the Kaunas-Garliava road. The accident took place right next to a residential house. Pilots Vladimiras Nikonovas and Artūras Šimkus died at the site of the accident, the Prosecutor General’s Office confirmed to BNS on Tuesday. Nikonovas was 71 years old, and Šimkus was 37. According […]