Thailand begins royal cremation for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Play

Thailand begins royal cremation for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Amid beating drums, the whistle of an ancient flute and an artillery salute, Thailand began an elaborate cremation ceremony for revered late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday (26 October). The late kings body, which had been lying in state at the palace since his death a year ago, was moved to the cremation area on Wednesday night. The 18th century chariot carrying the royal urn weighs nearly 14 tonne and was pulled by more than 200 soldiers. Oct 26, 2017
Thailand begins royal cremation for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Play

Thailand begins royal cremation for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Amid beating drums, the whistle of an ancient flute and an artillery salute, Thailand began an elaborate cremation ceremony for revered late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday (26 October). The late kings body, which had been lying in state at the palace since his death a year ago, was moved to the cremation area on Wednesday night. The 18th century chariot carrying the royal urn weighs nearly 14 tonne and was pulled by more than 200 soldiers. Oct 26, 2017
British man flies over South Africa using only a chair tied to helium balloons Play

British man flies over South Africa using only a chair tied to helium balloons

A British adventurer, who was reportedly inspired by the movie Up, strapped himself to a chair with 100 helium balloons and took flight over South Africa this week. He is part of The Adventurists, a group which said its mission is fighting to make the world less boring.It was a fairly indescribable feeling, wafting across Africa on a cheap camping chair dangling from a load of balloons, said Tom Morgan, 38. Oct 26, 2017
Five US presidents who have been accused of sexual misconduct Play

Five US presidents who have been accused of sexual misconduct

Former President George HW Bush was accused this week of sexually assaulting a woman and the man now sitting in the Oval Office has more than a dozen women accusing him of sexual misconduct. But long before public allegations against presidents became more common, the legacy of alleged sexual abuse and harassment from men leading the nation stretches back to Americas earliest days, spanning leaders both iconic and obscure. Oct 26, 2017