Thailand marks one-year anniversary of late kings death

Thailand marks one-year anniversary of late kings death

Thailand held a nation-wide Buddhist alms-giving ceremony on Friday (13 October) to mark the first anniversary of the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the worlds longest-reigning monarch who helped shape the Southeast Asian nation for decades after World War Two. Oct 13, 2017
Eight weird spindle-like galaxies discovered by astronomers

Eight weird spindle-like galaxies discovered by astronomers

Scientists have discovered eight new spindle-like galaxies—huge structures once thought to be extremely rare features of the cosmos. Traditionally, we think of galaxies as being flat rotating disks made up of billions of stars, with a black hole at their center. However, scientists also know of another type known as prolate rotators. These are cigar-shaped galaxies that rotate along their axis making it look like a spindle. Until now, only a handful of which had ever been observed, making astronomers think they were extremely rare. Oct 13, 2017
At least 54 killed as worst floods in years batter Vietnam

At least 54 killed as worst floods in years batter Vietnam

At least 54 people died and 39 went missing after destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week, the countrys disaster prevention agency said on Friday (13 October). More than 300 homes have collapsed in floods and landslides, while more than 34,000 other houses have been submerged or damaged. Oct 13, 2017
Shocking video captures horrific acid attack in London

Shocking video captures horrific acid attack in London

Two men have been convicted of conducting random chemical attacks and violent robberies in London. Sadik Kamara, 24, and Joshua Gordon, 20, were both found guilty of applying a corrosive fluid with intent to burn, main, disfigure or do grievous bodily harm at Wood Green Crown Court on 10 October. The Met Police have released shocking CCTV footage of one of the incidents, where a gang including Kamara and Gordon entered a supermarket in Hackney, and sprayed the shopkeeper with ammonia three times in the face, before stamping on her. The pair will be sentenced on 17 November. Oct 13, 2017
George Weah in the running to become president of Liberia

George Weah in the running to become president of Liberia

Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberias presidential elections. He is leading in 14 of Liberias voting regions. The partial results account for a third of the vote. He must win over 50% of the vote by October 25 to become President, or the two leading candidates will advance to a run off in November Oct 13, 2017