sunday 31 jan 2021

Thailand falls in global corruption table

Thailand has fallen another three places in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) published this week by Transparency International. The country ranked 104th among 180 countries surveyed, down from 101st a year earlier, with an overall score of 36 out of 100.

Man stomped to death by wild elephant

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: A temple worker was stomped to death by a wild elephant while taking a stroll at a temple in Hua Hin district yesterday (Saturday). Prasit Kanchanasilanon, 58, who lived at Wat Anan in tambon Huay Satyai, was found lying face-down in a pool of blood in front of the monks’ living quarters.

Pfizer vaccine reportedly kills 29

The Australian government is seeking ‘immediate’ advice and information after Norway reported 29 deaths related to the Pfizer vaccine. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has asked the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to seek further information on the Pfizer vaccine, following a Norwegian report about the risks of its administration.

                            Jilted wife cuts off husbands’ penis

(Beijing) A jealous wife in China chopped off her cheating husband’s penis as he slept, then snuck into his hospital room after he had it sewn back on — and hacked it off again and tossed it out the window. Police said “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

Toyota reclaims crown as world’s biggest car company

Toyota was the world’s best-selling carmaker in 2020, taking back the title from Volkswagen Group in a year hit by the coronavirus crisis. The Japanese giant reclaimed the crown thanks to a sales decline that was less severe than its arch-rival during the global pandemic.

I just finished ‘digital detox’; can you?

Switching off was the easy part and I’m seriously glad I did it. But the withdrawals were strong. Lisa Main reports. WHY I DID IT. By December just glancing at the Zoom icon on my iphone was like 😫. I took great pleasure in deleting it off all of my devices over the holidays.