Thailand Hopes Medical Marijuana Will Boost its Lagging Economy. But Not Everyone's Convinced.
Experts and advocates told us that Thailand faces hurdles as it tries to seed a medical marijuana empire.
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BBC Host Cooks for Comedian Who Roasted Her Egg Fried Rice Recipe
“Indian people good at rice also...maybe except you,” comedian Uncle Roger teases BBC host Hersha Patel, who is out to redeem herself after going viral for a fried rice recipe.
‘Control By Fear:’ Charges Against 24 High-Profile Activists Seen As Part of Wider Shut Down of Pro-Democracy Groups in Hong Kong
Human Rights Watch China director Sophie Richardson told VICE News that the arrests reflect a “growing intolerance for peaceful assembly and expression.”
China Frees a Man Who Spent 27 Years in Jail for Murder He Did Not Commit
Zhang Yuhuan's exoneration points to deeper issues within China's legal system, including its 99.9% conviction rate.
Duterte Responds to COVID-19 Outbreak With Another Lockdown. Here’s Why That Alone Won’t Work.
Experts say a strong reliance on tough lockdowns and a militaristic approach, without focus on other preventative measures, is a lethal combination – as seen in how poorly the Philippine government handled previous months of the pandemic.
Japan Finally Recognizes “Black Rain” Victims as Atomic Bomb Survivors
The case's 84 plaintiffs were exposed to radioactive black rain as babies or children. Now in their late 70s to 90s, they're finally recognized as A-bomb victims in a landmark ruling.
Forced Abortions, Collective Punishment: Here’s What Happens to Women Who Try to Escape North Korea
A United Nations report reveals “heartbreaking” state-sponsored punishment for women who attempt to cross the border and are repatriated.
'The Threat is On the Rise': Taiwan Is Increasingly Worried About China. They're Not Wrong
With the soaring national aspirations, increasing pressure, and growing threats, Cross-Strait relations are reaching a new degree of intensity
A Running Timeline of the US and China’s Deteriorating Relationship
This story is regularly updated to reflect the latest developments in US-China relations.
Progress on COVID Vaccines Has Sparked Celebration. But There's A Long Way to Go Yet.
Experts say positive early results aren't the end of the story—but there is reason for optimism.
Thailand Sees Largest Anti-Government Protests Since 2014 Military Coup
The youth-led protests appear to have taken a page from Hong Kong's highly decentralized pro-democracy movement last year, one expert said.
In First For Arab World, UAE Successfully Launches Mars Orbiter From Japan
Once it’s completed its seven-month journey to the Red Planet, the orbiter will collect information on the Martian atmosphere and climate.