Stephen Ashton: British tourist, 22, shot dead in crossfire at Thai New Year"s Eve beach party

British tourist, 22, is shot dead by stray bullet after Thai New Year's Eve beach party ends in gunfireKilled at a party on the island of Koh Phangan in southern Thailand Thai man opened fire at a bar on the island in early hours of morning Shot in the torso and although he was rushed to Ban Don International Hospital he was pronounced deadThailand has the highest number of guns in civilian hands in S.E.

World"s longest high speed trains depart at 182mph on 1,400 mile line which stretches across China

The Great Train of China: Longest high-speed rail line in the world is launched – and it runs for a bottom-aching 1,400 milesThe high speed rail line links Beijing and economic hub GuangzhouThe first trains set off from the Chinese capital this morning Journey times will be cut from more than 20 hours to just eight hours PUBLISHED: 17:54 GMT, 26 December 2012 | UPDATED: 02:50 GMT, 27 December 2012 The first trains have taken to the track on the world's longest high-speed rail line which stretches a staggering 1,400 miles across China. The line, which runs roughly the equivalent distance of a journey between London and Gibraltar, will halve the travelling time from the country's capital Beijing to Guangzhou, an economic hub in the south