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Exotic pet cafes in Thailand cause delight but also concerns
It is a Sunday afternoon and a sunlit cafe on Bangkok's outskirts is buzzing with patrons. The air smells of french fries and disinfectant. Kittens and corgis are darting around between the legs of customers, who are trying to poke at two parakeets shuffling warily along the edge of a wooden shelf.
 
Man, 85, dies trying for oldest Everest climber
An 85-year-old Nepali man has died while attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, officials said.
 
North Korea detains another US citizen
North Korea announced Sunday it had detained a U.S. citizen for "hostile acts" -- its second arrest in a fortnight of an American as tensions rise between Pyongyang and Washington.
 
Philippine probe into Manila blasts focuses on Shiite imam
Philippine police believe a Shiite Muslim cleric was the likely target of explosions that killed two people in Manila, an official said Sunday, rejecting Islamic State claims of involvement.
 
Escaped prisoners returned to overcrowded Indonesia jail
Indonesian security forces have rounded up most of the inmates who escaped during a mass breakout from an overcrowded prison on Sumatra island, police said Saturday.
 
Lawyer-turned-opposition leader eyes South Korea presidency
A former anti-government student leader, Moon Jae-in stands poised to succeed ousted leader Park Geun-hye, the daughter of the slain South Korean dictator who jailed him in the 1970s.
 
Top court upholds death penalty in Delhi gang rape
India's top court on Friday upheld the death sentences of four men who were convicted in the fatal gang rape and torture of a 23-year-old medical student on a moving bus in the Indian capital nearly five years ago.
 
Pyongyang claims US, SK tried to kill Kim Jong Un
North Korea on Friday accused the U.S. and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving bio-chemical weapons.
 
UN expert in Philippines rebukes Duterte's war on drugs
The U.N.'s investigator on extrajudicial executions issued a veiled rebuke Friday of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly campaign against illegal drugs, saying world leaders have recognized that such an approach does not work.
 
Thai police struggle to locate Red Bull heir
Thai police said Wednesday they were trying to locate Red Bull heir Worayuth Yoovidhya who reportedly fled to Singapore on his private jet days before a warrant was issued for him over a fatal hit-and-run in 2012.
 
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