Thailand’s protest movement gains momentum amid a government crackdown

In Bangkok, Thailand, on Saturday, tens of thousands took part in continuing pro-democracy protests following a government crackdown Friday, which saw riot police unleash water cannons containing a chemical irritant on crowds calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Protests against the prime minister began in March this year, following the dissolution of a popular pro-democracy party, but have dramatically increased in size this week, with crowds numbering in the tens of thousands.

The government responded to these growing protests with an emergency decree on Thursday, which banned groups of more than five people and gave police the …

Will Jacinda Ardern Win a Second Term? New Zealand’s Election, Explained

Here’s what you need to know

SYDNEY, Australia — New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, is popular around the world, generating gushing reviews and inspiring a progressive fan base. She has been praised for managing the pandemic, the Christchurch terrorist attack and the birth of her first child.

Now, Ms. Ardern’s star turn looks likely to translate into votes at home.

She is expected to return to power in this week’s general election, with polls giving her Labour Party a comfortable double-digit lead over the more conservative National Party. An especially strong showing might even give Labour the country’s first

The Best Shampoo for Men with Thinning Hair In 2020

The best shampoo for thinning hair can keep your precious hairs hydrated and looking fuller, and in some cases, even help prevent further loss. From pills to plasma injections to transplants, you’ve got a bunch of options for treating and preventing hair loss, but having the right shampoo at the ready is essential. Regardless of how you decide to address a receding hairline (if you do anything at all), one of the best defenses is a proper hair care regimen of shampoo and conditioner.

Before we go any further, it should be noted that here at GQ, we are, for …

French Kill Man After a Fatal Knife Attack on the Street

PARIS — A knife-wielding man decapitated a teacher near a school in a suburb north of Paris on Friday afternoon and was later shot dead by the police, officials said, abruptly hitting France with a national trauma that revived memories of recent terrorist attacks.

A police officer and parents with knowledge of the attack confirmed French media reports that the victim was a history teacher at the school who had shown caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a class on freedom of expression, which had incited anger among some Muslim families.

The teacher, still unidentified by Friday evening, was immediately

Cyprus Ends ‘Golden Passport’ Program After Corruption Accusations

The small Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus has given citizenship and passports to more than 3,000 foreigners who agreed to invest at least $2 million in the country — a “golden passport” that allowed the holders to travel visa-free throughout the European Union.

But this week Cyprus announced that it was ending the initiative after an undercover investigation by journalists appeared to show two lawmakers helping to arrange a passport for a fictitious businessman, despite being told he had a criminal record.

One of those lawmakers, Demetris Syllouris, the president of Parliament and the country’s second-most powerful official, resigned on

Trump’s Tweets on Troop Withdrawals Unnerve Pentagon

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s surprise tweet last week that he would pull all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Christmas is not the only important military mission he may abruptly shrink or end as Election Day nears.

Mr. Trump has told senior advisers that he also wants to see plans for withdrawing all American forces in Somalia, despite warnings from senior military and counterterrorism officials that doing so would bolster the deadly Qaeda affiliate there and cede strategic ground in East Africa to China and Russia.

The president sent mixed signals last month when he declared that U.S. forces “are out

Uniqlo JW Anderson Fall Drop: Everything You Should Buy from the New Collection

When he’s not dreaming up the ornate, impossible-to-find clogs of the fall—or, for that matter, the fuzzy, impossible-to-find clogs of the spring—for his celebrated label JW Anderson, designer Jonathan Anderson carves out a little time to reflect on his own British upbringing through a long-running collaboration with Uniqlo. His seventh capsule with the Japanese retail giant, which landed in stores today, is another folksy examination of timeless UK staples: woolly jumpers, tartan duffle coats, and patchwork flannel shirts, all inflected with Anderson’s signature ease and wit. Think of these duds like a British accent for your wardrobe—delightful and charming enough

How to watch Trump and Biden’s dueling town halls on Thursday

After the Commission on Presidential Debates officially canceled this week’s second presidential debate, both President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will host town halls of their own.

Biden’s event in Philadelphia will air from 8 to 9:30 pm ET on ABC, hosted by George Stephanopoulos. It will be held in person, but in compliance with state and local health regulations and health experts’ guidelines. Trump’s will take place outdoors in Miami and will air on NBC from 8 to 9 pm ET. Today show co-host Savannah Guthrie will moderate the town hall, and Trump and Guthrie will each …

As Motorcade Rolls By, Thai Royal Family Glimpses the People’s Discontent

BANGKOK — The cream-colored stretch Rolls-Royce limousine crawled past the angry crowds. The queen of Thailand smiled.

But what Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya saw on Wednesday, on a stately road in Bangkok, may have been sobering.

Antigovernment protesters yelled “my taxes!,” referring to their personal contributions to royal coffers. The police held them back but could not hide the demonstrators’ defiant salutes.

For months now, pro-democracy protesters have gathered by the thousands to call for reforms to the monarchy and military, influential institutions that have dominated Thailand’s power structure for decades.

But the royal limousine’s route on Wednesday was

Style Spotlight: TV Sista Friend Style from Girlfriends, Living Single, and Sistas + Tune in to Sistas on BET Tonight!

In honor of the hit tv series Tyler Perry’s Sistas and its epic return to television tonight, we are shining a spotlight on other popular Black female-focused sitcoms where comedy and the power of sisterhood were main components of each show. “Sista” shows including Girlfriends, Living Single, and Sistas not only gave us laughs and relatable life situations, but they gave us bomb style moments as well!

Let’s dive into the style profiles of the iconic characters from Girlfriends, Living Single and Sistas:

Living Single (1993)

We all know Khadijah James loved a good collegiate HBCU …