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Floods recede north of Thailand’s capital

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — The government expressed confidence Sunday that Bangkok will escape Thailand’s worst flooding in decades, as the capital’s elaborate barriers held strong and floodwaters began receding from submerged plains to the north. Agriculture Minister Theera Wongsamut said the largest mass of runoff water flowing southward had passed …

Movie Review: Of Gods and Men’s Higher Love

Xavier Beauvois’s stark religious drama Of Gods and Men is loosely based on the true story of French monks who, in the nineties, elected to remain in their monastery in a rural Algerian village despite threats from an increasingly homicidal band of Islamic fundamentalists. For some, the decision to stay …