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Bomb explodes near busy Bangkok crossroads; at least 16 killed

Washington Post - A powerful explosion sent a fireball and hail of debris through a busy Bangkok district filled with shoppers and tourists on Monday, killing at least 16 people near a site that also has been a hub for past political rallies and clashes, police said.

Dozens of people were injured, and one police official said many foreigners were among the casualties near one of the city’s tourist and commercial crossroads.  Read more.

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