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  • Pictures in the News | December 5, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where protesters rallying against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner sing as they carry a collection of mock coffins bearing the names of...
  • Australia tells travelers 'nanny state' won't help much with trips

    Australians like to call their country a "nanny state" — but the nanny has had enough. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Wednesday told Australian travelers to toughen up and show a little more self-reliance, publishing a...
  • Thai November inflation eases to five-year low, rates seen on hold

    Thai headline inflation fell to a five-year low in November as oil prices weakened, but analysts say interest rates are not likely to be cut soon with the country under martial law. With inflation easing amid more pressure on global growth, central banks...
  • Thailand cracking down on coup protesters using 'Hunger Games' salute

    Thailand cracking down on coup protesters using 'Hunger Games' salute
    Thailand's military-installed leaders are cracking down on protesters who have adopted "The Hunger Games" three-finger salute in defiance of totalitarian rule. On Wednesday, police arrested five university students in the northeastern region of Khon...
  • 'Hunger Games' salute leads to arrests of Thai protesters

    Life is imitating art in Thailand, where muzzled opponents of the coup leaders who suspended democracy six months ago have embraced the three-finger salute of defiance from the "Hunger Games" movie series. Three more students who used the cinematic...
  • Pirate Bay Co-Founder Arrested in Thailand

    Fredrik Neij, one of the founders of the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay who was convicted of abetting massive copyright infringement on the site, was arrested in Thailand as he was crossing into the country from Laos, according to local media and the...
  • Veterans encouraged to tap into benefits, services

    It's been 45 years since Bob's deployment in the Vietnam War. He didn't fight the Viet Cong, but served instead as an Army mechanic in Thailand, working on trucks that patrolled the perimeter of the U. S. Army installation at Camp Samea Sam. In the...
  • 'All You Need Is Love' -- and context

    'All You Need Is Love' -- and context
    Having nothing to do with the Beatles tune, "All You Need Is Love" is a heartfelt if limited documentary portrait of the staff and students of the Good Morning School in the Mae Sot district of Thailand. Narrated by Sigourney Weaver and executive...
  • Film Review: 'So Be It'

    A fascinating documentary about the role of Buddhism in Thai society, "So Be It" follows the experiences of two young boys learning about life through close contact with the faith. Made by the high-profile indie team of helmer Kongdej Jaturanrasmee ("P-...
  • After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-tracking

    After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-tracking
    Yearlong political unrest followed by a military coup has cut deeply into Thailand's vital tourist trade, and a grisly double slaying of British backpackers in mid-September has spurred fear of an even sharper plummet in foreign visits. But a proposal...
  • Travel picks: Top 10 spots to explore by bicycle

    Travel picks: Top 10 spots to explore by bicycle
    While most travelers know that Copenhagen and Amsterdam are ideal for exploring by bicycle, the rise of bike-sharing and bike tours in other cities is making discovering other destinations by bicycle easier than ever. Wouldn't you rather experience a city...