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Ban Tham Lod in Northern Thailand – NYTimes.com

MY mother shot me a concerned look. “No,” I said, anticipating her question, “This isn’t our stop.” I knew what she was thinking: This is exactly what we were trying to avoid. After hundreds of gut-testing curves along a mountain road, the minibus we were riding in had stopped to …

Luxury Ill. dream home becomes nightmare – UPI.com

BURR RIDGE, Ill., April 2 (UPI) — A dentist’s “Taj,” a huge, ornate mansion in a Chicago suburb, has become a waterlogged, bankrupt mess. Husam Aldairi’s Villa Taj in Burr Ridge, Ill., has a Jerusalem limestone exterior in a neo-Byzantine Moorish revival style, the Chicago Tribune reports. The interior, done …

In India, a Right-to-Know Law Comes With Risks – NYTimes.com

KODINAR, India — Amit Jethwa had just left his lawyer’s office after discussing a lawsuit he had filed to stop an illicit limestone quarry with ties to powerful local politicians. That is when the assassins struck, speeding out of the darkness on a roaring motorbike, pistols blazing. He died on …