Convicted serial killer Charles Sobhraj leaves a New Delhi court in 1997 after an Indian judge ordered that he be released from prison on bail. Photo: Reuters
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

The Bikini Killer: serial murderer Charles Sobhraj to be subject of Netflix drama The Serpent

  • Sobhraj terrorised Asia in the 1970s, from Istanbul to Hong Kong, and remains behind bars in Nepal
  • Also, Tokyo’s beloved Harajuku Station to succumb to modernity, safety regulations post-Games

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Convicted serial killer Charles Sobhraj leaves a New Delhi court in 1997 after an Indian judge ordered that he be released from prison on bail. Photo: Reuters
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How has Hong Kong’s notorious serial pet killer – the Bowen Road dog poisoner – gone undetected for 30 years?

  • Hundreds of dogs – including a Norfolk terrier belonging to last governor Chris Patten – have been poisoned in an affluent area of Hong Kong down the years
  • Despite regular patrols and one suspected sighting of the perpetrator, the killer remains at large
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