Back On Beaches

  • Six days after one of the worst natural disasters in decades, foreign tourists were back on the beaches of this Thai resort island Saturday, frolicking in the gentle waves of the Andaman Sea, riding jet skis, posing for snapshots and sunbathing topless on the sand. The scene was mind boggling - and infuriating - for island resident Aime Yodkaew, as she swept away debris.Full story
  • A suicide bomber, driving a bus carrying 24 Iraqi National Guard soldiers, detonated the vehicle Sunday morning outside a coalition base near Balad, north of Baghdad, killing 18 soldiers and an Iraqi female civilian, a 1st Infantry Division spokesman has told CNN. Six other Iraqi soldiers were wounded. The suicide bomber was also killed in the attack.Full story

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