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Drop ‘Retard’ and Other Harmful Language, Thai-Language News Media Urged

BANGKOK — Those who only read news in English might be surprised to pick up a Thai-language newspaper and find the developmentally disabled called...

Govt Floats Long-Term Land Leases for Foreigners

BANGKOK — Foreigners may be able to actually own land in Thailand – even if it’s just temporary.

Crime, Courts, Calamity

Underworld Coming in May to Headline New Electro Fest

BANGKOK — British electronic godfather duo Underworld will headline other electronica at the upcoming outdoor music festival Super Summer Sound. It’s been 35 years since...

International

Zoo Plan for Baby Hippo: More Independence, Nix Lap Naps

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo, Fiona, is getting more independent and now tops 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms), meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers' laps are dwindling.

No Repeal for ‘Obamacare’ in Humiliating Defeat for Trump

WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when...

No ‘Thai Butcher’ Was Trying to Eat Faceless Dog, Rescuer Says

BANGKOK — The story of a mutilated dog rescued from a Thai butcher’s knife and given a new life in America by two women grabbed attention worldwide this past week.

A Look at Victims of the Attack Outside London’s Parliament

LONDON — The four victims killed and at least 30 wounded in the attack in Westminster were a cosmopolitan snapshot of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities.

Chill Iguana Runs Onto Tennis Court at Miami Open (Video)

KEY BISCAYNE, Florida — An iguana caused quite a racket during a professional tennis match at the Miami Open, perching atop a scoreboard and then scurrying across the court.


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