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December 25, 2018 8:45 AM Thailand approves medical marijuana in New Year's 'gift'

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand approved marijuana for medical use and research on Tuesday, the first legalization of the drug in a region with some of the world’s strictest drug laws. The junta-appointed parliament in Thailand, a country which until the 1930s had a tradition of using marijuana to relieve pain and fatigue, voted to amend the Narcotic Act of 1979 in an extra 129

December 24, 2018 7:11 PM 'Awful' video shows dog pawing at car’s doors after being abandoned by owner

A heartbreaking video has emerged of a dog owner abandoning his pet on the side of a road in England – and now an animal welfare group is hoping the public can track him down. "The footage has to be seen to be believed, it's just awful,” Natalia Perehovsky, an inspector for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, told Sky News. "To see the poor dog in such obvious 141

December 24, 2018 5:05 PM Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: Non-quarterback MVPs for all 32 teams

Since 2001, quarterbacks have won the NFL MVP award 14 out of 17 times. Quarterbacks deservedly receive the lion's share of the attention when it comes to team MVP talk, too. But who would the most valuable contributors be if quarterbacks were taken out of the mix? Our NFL Nation reporters have their picks. How we rank: Our power panel -- a group of more than 80 writers 53

December 24, 2018 4:46 PM Official: Trump agrees to visit Turkey in 2019, no date set

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of a youth organisation founded by his elder son Bilal Erdogan and his friends, in Istanbul Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Erdogan said Friday the United States decided to withdraw troops from Syria after he reassured U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey could eradicate the remnants of Islamic 87

December 24, 2018 12:07 AM Florida police officers bust a move with flash mob at mall

Two officers from the Aventura Police Department busted a move with a flash mob at a mall in Florida. (Aventura Mall) Two Florida police officers who appeared to be breaking up a flash mob in a mall surprised shoppers when they jumped on in the fun. The officers, with the Aventura Police Department, were captured in a video posted to Twitter last Tuesday 129

December 23, 2018 3:45 PM Benjamin Netanyahu Says U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Will Not Affect Israel

(JERUSALEM) — Israel’s leader says the American decision to withdraw its forces from Syria will not affect Israeli policy. Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will “continue to act against Iran’s attempts to entrench itself militarily in Syria, and to the extent necessary, we will even expand our actions there.” Israel, like others, was caught off-guard by President 108

December 23, 2018 10:09 AM Myanmar says policeman found dead near border with Bangladesh

YANGON (Reuters) - The body of a missing Myanmar policeman was found on the country’s troubled border with Bangladesh, state media and officials said on Sunday after a clash with unknown gunmen last week. Private Aung Kyaw Thet had been missing since his patrol was fired on from the Bangladesh side of the border on Dec. 17, according to the state-run 122

December 23, 2018 4:35 AM Wizards, Suns combine to score 295 points in 3-OT game; Bradley Beal shines with 40-11-15 triple-double

The Wizards and Suns combined to score the most points in an NBA game since 2008, and Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant put up some historic individual numbers in leading Washington to a 149-146 triple-overtime home win on Saturday. The 295 combined points were the most in a game since April 6, 2008, when the Denver Nuggets and Seattle SuperSonics combined 102

December 22, 2018 6:36 PM The Latest: Hamas says dissolving parliament invites chaos

Relatives of 16 year-old Palestinian Mohammed Jahjouh, who was shot and killed by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, mourn at the family home during his funeral in Gaza City, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) Relatives of 16 year-old Palestinian Mohammed Jahjouh, who was shot and killed by Israeli troops 124

December 22, 2018 9:17 AM Somalia blast kills at least 6 near presidential palace

NAIROBI, Kenya – An explosives-packed vehicle detonated at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace, killing at least six people and wounding several others, police said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which often targets Mogadishu, claimed responsibility for the attack. Those killed include three staffers from the London-based 131