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Boeing sued by more than 400 pilots in class action over 737 MAX ‘cover-up’

More than 400 pilots are involved in a class action against the US manufacturer of the 737 MAX seeking damages…

3 days ago

Top 10 things the internet has replaced, or destroyed

The internet continues to change everything, for better or for worse. Whilst it's creating entire new industries it's also putting…

5 days ago

Thai Airways sneaks into Top Ten. Skytrax World’s Best Airlines Awards 2019.

PHOTO: A Thai Airways Airbus A380 Qatar Airways is the world's best airline in the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Last…

5 days ago

China-North Korea leaders meet. “Ties good for regional peace”

In a clear signal to the US President, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has welcomed the Chinese President Xi…

6 days ago

Earthquake rattles northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami

An earthquake has struck Japan’s northwest coast triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings…

1 week ago

Paris Airshow overshadowed by Boeing’s woes

PHOTO: The new, single-aisle Airbus A321NeoXLR, extra-long-range version Boeing suffered more setbacks whilst Airbus launched an update to their single-aisle…

1 week ago

Thailand to sit on UN committee from 2020

PHOTO: Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Don Paramudwinai Thailand has been selected as a member of the UN Economic and Social…

1 week ago

Bangkok and Singapore jump in rankings for world living costs

Bangkok is now the 63rd most expensive location in a new cost of living survey for expats. Singapore has experienced a…

2 weeks ago

Melbourne named as first non-US city to be an Uber flying-taxi testbed

Flying cars. Long awaited, a thing of 1950s editions of Popular Mechanics and sci-fi, now a small step closer to…

2 weeks ago

One million come out to protest in Hong Kong over China’s new extradition law

Huge crowds, estimated to be over 1 million, massed in Hong Kong over the weekend to protest against pro-beijing leaders…

2 weeks ago

London to New York in under 4 hours – Concorde, 50 years later

We'd flown in propeller-powered planes, then jets. Supersonic was the next evolutionary step in flying people around the world as…

3 weeks ago

Are South Korea’s BTS the world’s biggest band

Who the hell are BTS? They're THE music group of the moment. Whilst there's been Beatlemania, the stand-out genius of…

3 weeks ago

Goodbye iTunes, hello new dedicated Apps

In January 2001 Apple announced iTunes. It changed everything in the music industry and has gone on to spawn other…

3 weeks ago

The rise of the Incels and plastic surgery for men

by Cita Catellya It is undeniable that looks and appearance are often seen as a determinant of self-confidence. It’s one…

3 weeks ago

Comprehensive new Danish study debunks vaccine myths, again

A high-level and extensive new study from Denmark has found no association between being vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella and…

3 weeks ago

Travel’s dynamic changes – A personal perspective

by Andrew J Wood - President SKÅL International Bangkok With the dramatic announcement of the sale of retail travel giant…

4 weeks ago

“Very dangerous” Huawei could be part of a US-China trade deal

President Donald Trump has reiterated his complaints against China's Huawei Technologies but conceded that they could be resolved as part…

1 month ago

US temporarily ease restrictions on Huawei

PHOTO: Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei and Chinese President Xi Jinping - SCMP The US has temporarily eased some of the…

1 month ago

Game of Thrones: Thirsty actors leave water bottle in shot

Oh my GOT. They've done it again. For the second time this season Game of Thrones fans, with eagle-eyes and…

1 month ago

‘Game of Thrones’ finale rates high, fails the landing

WARNING: GOT Spoiler alerts!! "This final season has obviously been divisive, and a good deal of the criticism, especially of…

1 month ago