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Academics Fear Militarization of State Universities

BANGKOK — Academics are alarmed by a recent order from junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to pave way for outsiders to become administrators at state state universities.

Jailed Student Activist to Confess to Lese Majeste, Lawyer Says

KHON KAEN — A well-known anti-junta student activist charged with lese majeste for sharing a controversial biography of King Vajiralongkorn on social media will confess to the charges, his lawyer said Tuesday.

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Game of Thrones Episode Leaks After Shown in Spain

MADRID — HBO in Spain has aired, apparently by mistake, the sixth episode of Games of Thrones' seventh season a week ahead of schedule. The...

International

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe Accused of Assault in S Africa

JOHANNESBURG — The wife of Zimbabwe's president has been accused of assaulting a young woman at an upscale hotel in South Africa, though she did not show up for court Tuesday as police had indicated.

From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, ‘Robophobia’ Plagues Humans

CINCINNATI — Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one.
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Taiwan Official Resigns After Blackout Hits Much of Island

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan's economy minister has resigned after a generator failure at a power plant caused a massive blackout that affected millions of households across the island during sweltering heat.

A Snapshot of Guam Before US-North Korea Conflict and Now

HAGATNA, Guam — North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, it would be the North's most provocative missile launch to date.

Science Says: Fast-Melting Arctic a Bad Sign of Global Warming

WASHINGTON — One of the coldest places on Earth is so hot it's melting. Glaciers, sea ice and a massive ice sheet in the Arctic...


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