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At 420 Weed Fest, Heady Times for Thai Cannabis Activists (Photos)

BANGKOK — Nantachai Techasrivichien said it was about a year ago when he was diagnosed with acute anxiety. Soon the radio disc jockey found therapy in making things grow. At his home, he grows plants for luck and feels a unique thrill in watching their progress. About six months ago he started a new business, importing grow bags from the U.S. state of Oklahoma for sale over Facebook.

The Curse That Haunted Bangkok 150 Years – Until Now?

For many among the royal circles back then, the 1932 revolution was not about politics, but also about supernatural cause. For them, what happened on the morning of June 24, 1932, was a 150-year-old prophecy coming true – despite their efforts to avert it.

Crime, Courts, Calamity

Thursgay is The New Thursday: Queer Pop-Up Party This Week

BANGKOK — Don’t let the Monday blues get you down as it’s only three more days until Thursgay. Yeah, you read it right.

International

On Holocaust Day, Netanyahu Says Its Lessons Guide Him

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Israel's annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II by saying the lessons of the Holocaust guide him daily and issuing a warning to Israel's enemies not to test it.

Centrist Macron, Far-Right Le Pen in Battle to Lead France

PARIS — Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.

France Prepares to Vote in Uncertain Election

PARIS — Early voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters a period of reflection.

Puerto Rico Bank Robber Flees on Bicycle, Eludes Cops

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — It wasn't a 10-speed, but a bank robber in Puerto Rico was still able to elude police Friday by fleeing on a bicycle.

Erin Moran, Former ‘Happy Days’ Actor, 56

NEW YORK — Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died.


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