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Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks at a news conference after a Cabinet meeting at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, earlier this month.

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Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Report

Human Rights Watch said this week that six months after a coup toppled the country's elected government, the regime arrests its opponents and censors the media.

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Mexico's president announces anti-crime crackdown

The Mexican president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan that would give Congress the power to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs.

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Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, decorating boarded-up storefronts and gathering for church services.

Two men's efforts to help migrants in Mexico end in their murders

The pair fed and clothed Central American migrants on their way through Mexico. One of them, a transvestite, had been doing it for more than a decade.

A Somali aid worker would rather give out cash than free food

Degan Ali, a Somali humanitarian, tells us about her organization's efforts to fight famine in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan.

Amid violence, Iraq fractures again along religious lines

Nearly a decade ago, Iraq's war drove millions from their homes and divided the country along sectarian lines. It's happening again in response to the latest brutality by the Islamic State.

Rain, snow on menu for eastern Thanksgiving travelers

The National Weather Service said major Northeast cities will likely see moderate to heavy rain most of Wednesday.

Israeli Cabinet OKs controversial nationality measure

The bill defines Israel as "the nation-state of the Jewish people." It has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also members of the coalition government.

Iran nuclear talks extended several months

The two sides had set a deadline of today to hammer out a deal, curbing Iran's nuclear programs. Instead, Western powers and Iran agreed to a second extension.

Marine Corps finds it tough to shut down sexist Facebook groups

Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

Tunisians hold landmark presidential election

Tunisia took another step forward in its transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.

As gay marriages rise, so does the case for same-sex divorce

Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home.

Women sweat the test to show marines they're combat-ready

The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. "A lot of people think that we can't do it," says one Marine who's trying to make the cut. "I don't think the same."

Families feel sidelined as US reviews hostage policy

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

In response to attacks, Israel takes down Palestinian homes

After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment building. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while the Palestinians call it collective punishment.

Rumors of Boko Haram attack send Nigerian refugees fleeing

Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.