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Drunken Knife Brawl Between Monks Leaves Both Bloodied

ANG THONG — Two monks were sent to hospital after an alcohol-fueled knife fight broke out late Friday night, police said.

Myanmar Court Extends Pretrial Detention of Us Journalist

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar on Thursday extended the pretrial detention of Danny Fenster, a U.S. journalist employed by an online news magazine in the military-led Southeast Asian nation who was arrested in May on an incitement charge that carries a penalty of up to three years’ imprisonment.

Cardinal Pell Facing Australian Court on Sex Abuse Charges

MELBOURNE, Australia — Wearing his clerical collar, the most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis appeared in an Australian court Monday for a hearing to determine whether prosecutors have sufficient evidence to put him on trial.

French Open Glance: Kyrgios Loses Racket, Match; Keys Out (Video)

A quick look at the French Open:

Crews Spend 5th Day Atop Shaky Pile of Collapsed Concrete

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers searching for a fifth day for survivors of a Florida condo building collapse used bucket brigades and heavy machinery Monday as they worked atop a precarious mound of pulverized concrete, twisted steel and the remnants of dozens of households.

Court Cites Korkaew's Unrepentant Behavior As Reason To Detain Him

(22 April) Criminal court refused to temporarily release Mr. Korkaew Pikultong, a Pheua Thai MP, from his detention, citing his defiant behavior.

United Fans Storm Old Trafford Pitch in Anti-Glazer Protest

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United supporters have stormed into the stadium and onto the pitch ahead of Sunday’s game against Liverpool as fans gathered outside Old Trafford to protest against the ownership.

Hoteliers Lament Collapse of Travel Subsidy Hit by Scandals

BANGKOK — A popular travel subsidy program met an abrupt end on Tuesday after the government put it on an indefinite hold, citing discoveries of corruption and bribery among participating hotels.
FILE - Coffee, biscuits, green tea and chocolate mooncake that contain cannabidiol, or CBD, a substance from the cannabis plant, are displayed at the Found Cafe in Hong Kong on Sept. 13, 2020. Photo: Vincent Yu / AP File

Hong Kong to Ban CBD, Label It a ‘Dangerous Drug’

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will ban CBD starting Wednesday, categorizing it as a “dangerous drug" and mandating harsh penalties for its smuggling, production and possession, customs authorities announced Friday.

French Strikes Going Strong on Day 4; Government Huddles

PARIS (AP) — France’s prime minister is holding special meetings Sunday about the government’s divisive redesign of the national retirement system, amid warnings that strike-related transport troubles will get even worse in the coming days.


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