During the Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand, lanterns are launched into the night sky in the belief that grief and misfortune will fly away with them.
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During the Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand, lanterns are launched into the night sky in the belief that grief and misfortune will fly away with them.

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At least 5,000 people have been killed since 2004 in Thailand’s three southern provinces amid ongoing mistrust between minority Muslims and majority Buddhists. | Read more

A monk sits atop a sandbag-fortified flood gate at Khlong Rapi Pat in Khlong Luang on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.
Thailand’s worst flooding in decades is encroaching on Bangkok.
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A monk sits atop a sandbag-fortified flood gate at Khlong Rapi Pat in Khlong Luang on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.

Thailand’s worst flooding in decades is encroaching on Bangkok.

(Photo by Daniel Berehulak /Getty Images)

Heavy monsoon rains have swamped a third of Thailand since summer, causing at least $3 billion in damages, according to the Thai government.

(Judy Woodruff will have more about Thailand’s flooding woes on Friday’s NewsHour)

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There has been more than a 2,000 percent increase in the number of foreign trials for U.S. drugs over the past two decades, The Department of Health and Human Services reports.
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There has been more than a 2,000 percent increase in the number of foreign trials for U.S. drugs over the past two decades, The Department of Health and Human Services reports.

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(Photo by Flickr user Sharyn Morrow.)