Bangkok bomb: Thai police charge man ‘linked to Erawan blast’
Police in Bangkok have charged a man in connection with the bomb attack that killed 20 people in the Thai capital nearly two weeks ago.
Officers say the suspect, who was charged with illegal possession of weapons, was involved in the attack.
However, they say he is not the man seen on CCTV footage leaving a bag at the Erawan Shrine before the explosion.
The bomb tore through the crowded shrine on 17 August, injuring more than 100, mostly tourists.
The man, who was described as a 28-year-old foreigner by police, was arrested in Nong Jok on the outskirts of Bangkok on Saturday.
Rx for Prosperity: German Companies See Refugees as Opportunity
The German business community views the recent influx of refugees as an opportunity to help companies grow and ensure long-term prosperity. Many are calling for bureaucratic red tape to be lifted so that new arrivals can enter the labor market faster.
By Markus Dettmer, Carolin Katschak and Georg Ruppert
Said Hashimi is sweating. He has already spent two hours reorganizing the storage room next to the office, assembling metal cabinets and moving boxes in an out of the room.
The 18-year-old from Afghanistan has been in an apprenticeship program for about a year now to become a plumbing and heating installer with Heizung-Obermeier, a heating installation company located in Munich’s historic city center. The work is never boring, he says. “I like my coworkers, and I often work on construction sites.”
He completed a long journey to arrive where he is today.
Fact or fiction: Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932
Did US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders fail history when he said, “Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932?” The Washington Post thinks so, but historian Mark Roseman told DW that Sanders does have a point.
Senator Bernie Sanders was asked about his religion. How does it inform his politics? The US presidential candidate and self-proclaimed democratic socialist is Jewish. He responded by discussing the cautionary tale of Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power.
“A guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932,” Sanders said during an event organized by the Christian Science Monitor in June. “He won an election, and 50 million people died as a result of that election in World War II, including 6 million Jews. So what I learned as a little kid is that politics is, in fact, very important.”
Thousands rally in Kuala Lumpur to put pressure on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak
August 30, 2015 – 12:12PM
South-East Asia correspondent for Fairfax Media
Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak’s hold on to power has been weakened further after tens of thousands of protesters took to Kuala Lumpur’s streets at the weekend to demand his resignation.
Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad made a surprise appearance among the protesters who defied police warnings that the protests were illegal.
Frail-looking 91 year-old Dr Mahathir, who has been relentlessly leading calls for Mr Najib’s resignation, told protesters their action was necessary because legitimate avenues for people to air their grievances had been shut down by the government.
Chinese WWII pilot: From war hero, to outcast, to hero again
Proficient in English, admitted to U.S. Army Air Forces training program in 1942
Long Qiming stayed in China after the war, and his family suffered
He may have been the last of the ‘Flying Tigers’
By Stuart Leavenworth
By all accounts, Long Qiming was a Chinese hero during World War II. He piloted cargo planes over the Himalayas, helping to resupply China after Japan’s military had cut off land routes into the country’s interior.
Yet after WWII and the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Long paid a harsh price for his decision to stay in his adopted homeland, mainland China. Long was born in Hong Kong, so he held a British passport. He also had flown planes for the 14th Air Force Chinese-American Composite Wing, an arm of China’s nationalist government.
Red Sea jellyfish ‘invading’ Mediterranean through Suez Canal
By Oren Liebermann
Updated 0618 GMT (1318 HKT) August 30, 2015
Swarms of stinging jellyfish have invaded the beaches of Israel and the eastern Mediterranean, wrapping their painful tentacles around the limbs of unsuspecting bathers who ventured too far into the water.
The unwelcome visitors, who arrived in early summer, were gone within a few weeks, but these nomad jellyfish — Rhopilema nomadica — are a symptom of a much bigger problem.
They’re not supposed to be here — or anywhere along the Levantine basin or the eastern Mediterranean Sea for that matter. In fact, they are native