Thailand once issued severe penalties for marijuana users. But the perception of cannabis is rapidly changing, with talk of churning out “world-class cannabis” from Thailand's lush farmlands. A few months ago, scientists started the first-ever cannabis laboratory — one of the few legal facilities of its kind in Asia.
Detainees, mostly migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who got caught in Libya on their way to Europe, complain of hunger, disease and forced labor. Thuggish guards allegedly beat and flog and them, amid the chaos of Libya’s spiraling civil war.
A racist, anti-immigrant manifesto was posted online just before the El Paso shooting that killed 22. One expert says, if left unchecked, racist, nationalistic thinking can lead to violence — even civil war.