WATERFALL PHOTO DEATH: Tourist dies in fall while posing for photo

Koh Samui – VIJAY SHAH via GEORGIA DIEBELIUS and Metro A tourist has died after falling a hundred feet while posing for a holiday snap at a waterfall, reports the newspaper Metro today. Jiri Barta, a man aged 32 from the Czech Republic, was visiting the tourist spot on the popular holiday island of Koh Samui, Thailand with a group of eight fellow travellers. They had reached the Khun Sri waterfall, where Barta and another group member decided to sit at a cliff edge to take pictures. However, Barta lost his footing and tumbled off the cliff, falling 100 feet … Continue reading WATERFALL PHOTO DEATH: Tourist dies in fall while posing for photo

SOUTHERN THAILAND: Soldier shoots two colleagues dead

A soldier in the restive south of Thailand has gunned down two of his armed forces colleagues, killing them both, Singapore’s Strait Times reports today. According to the report, received via the international news agency Agence France Presse (AFP), the soldier has now been charged with murder after shooting two other soldiers at an army barracks in the south of Thailand, home to a Malay minority and a religiously and ethnically inspired insurgency that has claimed 6,300 lives over the past decade. The majority of the victims have been civilians. Hundreds of Thai troops have been stationed in the southern areas which have seen the army and police battle against an agitation by rebels in … Continue reading SOUTHERN THAILAND: Soldier shoots two colleagues dead

BUTTERFLY LIGHT AWARD: Nomination by Don Charisma

On the 10th April, 2014, the Half-Eaten Mind was nominated by Don Charisma (doncharisma.org) for what I can describe as our first ever award with moving parts….well virtually speaking. It is spring here in London, and while I have seen a few daffodils start springing up in ordered rows in the Newham parks near where I live, I have yet to see a butterfly. Plenty of house flies and a handful of bees mind you, but not one bleeding butterfly. No cabbage whites, no monarchs, no British blues, nadda, zilch, shunya, nothing. Nevertheless, Don Charisma has brought in a bit … Continue reading BUTTERFLY LIGHT AWARD: Nomination by Don Charisma