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As Election Prospects Dim, Protest Movement Intensifies

BANGKOK — A month after renewed demonstrations were taken up against military rule, protesters said Saturday they have gained momentum in ...

Govt Says 1 Million Joined ‘Thai Niyom’ on 1st Day

BANGKOK — About a million people joined the “Thai Niyom” program launched by junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha on its first day, according to a government official.

Crime, Courts, Calamity

Kwanrapi Boonchaisuk won the 'Miss Elephant Daughter' pageant Sunday in Nakhon Ratchasima province.

Shameless: Plus-Sized Pageant Winner Proud of Her Body

KORAT — While Thailand’s enthusiasm runs deep for its many beauty contests, a pageant held Sunday in Nakhon Ratchasima dispensed with the waifs to get real.

International

China Proposes Removing 2-Term Limit to Presidency

BEIJING — China's official news agency says the ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president.
A South Korean protester tear a North Korean flag with a knife, during a rally against a visit of Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, near the Unification bridge in Paju, South Korea, on Sunday. Photo: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

Farewell, Korea: First of 3 Asian Olympics Ends

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It began with politics. It ends with ... politics.

For Greenwood and Anderson, a Crescendo in ‘Phantom Thread’

NEW YORK — The prospect of Jonny Greenwood — the notoriously spotlight-averse Radiohead multi-instrumentalist and classical composer — in a tux at the Oscars is especially tantalizing to “Phantom Thread” director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Trump Could Arm Teachers to Tackle Gun Violence

WASHINGTON — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers.
Billy Graham speaks in 2007 as his son Franklin Graham, right, listens during a dedication ceremony for the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: Gerry Broome / Associated Press

Rev. Billy Graham, ‘America’s Pastor,’ 99

MONTREAT, North Carolina — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.


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