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Rihanna Tweet Leads to Another Arrest

Bar owner arrested after singer tweets about live sex show in Thailand

(Newser) - Rihanna continues to fight crime in Thailand, 140 characters at a time. Last month, two men were arrested for possession of protected animals after the singer posted a selfie with a slow loris. Now, a Phuket bar owner has been arrested after she posted the details of a sex show... More »

Rihanna Poses With Rare Critter, Arrests Ensue

Thai cops arrest 2 after she posts pic with slow loris on Instagram

(Newser) - Rihanna has been busily posting photos to Instagram, so predictably arrests have been made. The brouhaha this time arose after the pop star, whilst vacationing on the Thai island of Phuket, uploaded a pic of herself and a cute little critter: A cute little critter called the slow loris that... More »

Kickboxer Sought in US Marine Murder

Marine on leave stabbed after Thai bar fight

(Newser) - Police are seeking a British kickboxer in the stabbing murder of a US Marine in Thailand. Dashawn Longfellow, 23, was on holiday after being wounded in Afghanistan when he was challenged to a fight in a Phuket bar by kickboxer Lee Aldhouse, 28, according to witnesses. The two brawled after... More »

'I Knew We Were Going to Crash'

Survivors tell of aborted landing as investigators probe for clues

(Newser) - Investigators have begun sifting through the smoldering wreckage of a Thai airliner which broke in two as it landed in a severe rainstorm  on the popular resort island of Phuket. "I saw the grass and knew we were going to crash," recalled one of 42 survivors of the... More »

Death Toll at 88 in Thai Air Crash

Survivor says plane tried to land too fast in torrential rain

(Newser) - The death toll has risen to 88 in the crash of a budget airliner on a Thai island resort today, Reuters reports. Officials said the plane broke up and burst into flames as it tried to land in torrential rain.The 42 survivors are being treated for a variety of... More »

66 Dead in Thai Jet Crash

(Newser) - As many as 100 people were feared dead yesterday as a Thai plane ripped in two and exploded in flames in heavy rain as it touched down in the popular tourist resort of Phuket island. Some 20 passengers appeared to scramble to safety as smoke engulfed the budget jetliner operated... More »

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