Hong Kong: Why there is chaos in parliament – BBC News

Swearing, throwing luncheon meat and a mass walk-out: What is going on inside Hong Kong’s lawmaking body? From swearing to throwing luncheon meat, unprecedented scenes have been playing out in Hong Kong’s lawmaking body -the Legislative Council. On Wednesday, dozens of lawmakers staged a walk-out ahead of a second attempt …

Profile: Thai regent Prem Tinsulanonda – BBC News

The man who takes the place of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is one of the most influential political figures in modern Thai history. The man who now takes the place of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is one of the most experienced, canny and influential political figures in modern …

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

On Oct. 20, 1968, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis on the Greek island of Skorpios. Today is Thursday, Oct. 20, the 294th day of 2016 with 72 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter and Mercury. Evening stars are …

Quote of the Day

“The only thing that — to me — enticed me about New Jersey was the gas.” ~WENDY JOHN, a Pennsylvania resident who said she would no longer fill up near work in New Jersey once the state’s per-gallon tax rises 23 cents on Nov. 1. Source: Quotation of the Day …