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Senior official nabbed over bearcat slaying in Thai national park

Authorities arrested the administrative official Sunday, identified as Watcharachai Sameerak, and his friends, including two local defence volunteers, on charges of illegally poaching and killing the bearcat.


28 Taliban militants killed in air strikes in northern Afghanistan

MAIMANA (Afghanistan), Oct 8 (Bernama) -- At least 28 Taliban militants have been killed in a series of air strikes in the northern province of Faryab, an army source said Monday.


Haiti: aftershock sows panic after quake kills at leat 12

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 8 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- A strong aftershock sent panicked residents fleeing into the streets on Sunday - hours after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake killed at least 12 people along Haiti's northwest coast.


Indian tourist shot dead, another seriously injured in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Oct 8 (Bernama) -- A brief shootout in a busy district of Thailand's capital Bangkok on Sunday night, left an Indian tourist dead and his compatriot seriously injured, police said.


Heavy rains across central America leave 12 dead

TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 8 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Torrential rain in Central America that caused floods and landslides have killed 12 people in just a few days, rescue and emergency authorities across the region said.


South Korea: Typhoon Kong-rey leaves 1 dead, 2 missing

Typhoon Kong-rey has left one person dead and two others missing, displaced dozens of people and caused power outages to more than 55,000 households across South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported.


Two killed, 9 injured in Kabul bomb attacks

At least two Afghan security personnel were killed and nine people were wounded in back-to-back bomb explosions in an eastern neighbourhood of Kabul on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported local police, as saying.