Sunday, Aug 14, 2022
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How Thailand went from war on drugs to cannabis curries
BBC, 25 Jun 2022
Thailand now has one of the world's most liberal marijuana regimes.
The country legalised cultivating and consuming cannabis in June, reversing a hard-line approach of long prison sentences or even the death penalty for drug offences.
The regime has sparked off a boom in weed-related businesses hoping to cash in on a new customer base.
The BBC's South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head reports on what's behind the dramatic change.
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UK rail strike: Employees call for better pay and conditions
Al Jazeera, 14 Aug 2022
Railway passengers in the United Kingdom have been hit by disruptions due to train drivers' strike.
This narrative is confusing: Former assistant US attorney
FOX, 14 Aug 2022
‘The Big Saturday Show’ co-hosts weigh in on the fallout from the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago.
CNE: Ride safety concerns mount as inspectors strike
CA, 14 Aug 2022
In less than a week, Canada's largest annual fair, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), will re-open its gates for the first time in two years, after a lengthy pandemic shutd...
Nightly News Full Broadcast - Aug. 13
NBC, 14 Aug 2022
New insights into what may have led to warrant for searching Donald Trump’s Florida compound, Suspect in Salman Rushdie attack charged with 2nd degree attempted murder, Possible...
Watch Jordan Klepper confront MAGA crowd on conspiracies
CNN, 14 Aug 2022
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" contributor Jordan Klepper joins CNN's Jim Acosta to discuss his interactions with individuals outside a MAGA rally in Wisconsin and the false ...
Ukraine targeting Russians shooting at nuclear plant, Zelenskiy says
Reuters, 14 Aug 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said his country is targeting Russian soldiers who are shooting at the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility.
Live: Zhongshan Road in the old city of SE China's Quanzhou – Ep. 4
CGTN, 14 Aug 2022
Zhongshan Road historical and cultural block in Quanzhou City, southeast China's Fujian Province, runs south-north through the city.
Suspect in Rushdie attack pleads not guilty
AP, 14 Aug 2022
The man accused of a stabbing attack on "Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie has entered a not-guilty plea to charges of attempted murder and assault.
PBS News Weekend full episode, August 13, 2022
PBS, 14 Aug 2022
Saturday on PBS News Weekend, The Atlantic reporter Caitlin Dickerson discusses her in-depth investigation into the Trump administration's policy to separate families at the bor...
Bowel cancer checks at record high ‘thanks to Dame Deborah James’
ITV, 14 Aug 2022
More people are having bowel cancer checks than ever before after
Brazil's Bolsonaro attends March for Jesus as he campaigns for reelection
AFP, 14 Aug 2022
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his wife Michelle Bolsonaro attend the annual March for Jesus in Rio de Janeiro as the far-right leader campaigns for reelection.
Volunteer firefighters under pressure as France battles historic wildfires • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 14 Aug 2022
Volunteer firefighters have been called up from their day jobs all over France this summer to help battle wildfires.
Travellers hit by another rail strike
Sky, 14 Aug 2022
Travellers have been hit by another day of disruption on the railways. Members of the union ASLEF have walked out over pay, affecting eight rail companies.
Can vinyl records be made in an environmentally friendly way? – BBC News
BBC, 14 Aug 2022
Global demand for vinyl records is at its highest in 30 years. Most factories still use the same methods that have been in production since the 1980s, technology programme BBC C...
Large fire seen in Derbyshire as UK remains in grip of heatwave
Telegraph, 13 Aug 2022
Footage of a large fire near the village of Creswell in Derbyshire has been shared as the UK scorches in another heatwave.
France climate: EU firefighters rally as wildfire burns in south of France
Guardian, 13 Aug 2022
France’s biggest blaze has been burning since Tuesday as high temperatures and dry conditions threatened to spread the blaze which has burned more than 7,400 hectares of forest ...
Salman Rushdie severely injured in stabbing at a lecture in New York
CBS, 13 Aug 2022
Author Salman Rushdie was stabbed on Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York, authorities said.
Mystery surrounds mass fish die-off in Germany's Oder River
DW, 13 Aug 2022
Environmental groups in Germany are calling it an ecological disaster. Thousands of fish have washed up dead along the Oder River, which runs along Germany's eastern border and ...
How Sri Lanka's Economic Collapse Raises Alarm Bells For Other Emerging Markets
CNBC, 13 Aug 2022
During the 2010s, Sri Lanka had one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia. Things took a 180-degree turn at the end of the decade as the country's economy stumbled.
Who is Nancy Pelosi?
CD, 13 Aug 2022
A hypocrite waving the banner of democracy while receiving money behind scenes. A troublemaker, the destroyer of peace.