Lennox Samuels

Stories by Lennox Samuels

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    The Best of Bangkok

    From knockoff goods to a 15-meter Buddha to a vibrant Chinatown, Thailand’s capital is a haven for tourists.
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    Suspected Arizona Killer Formally Charged

    The man allegedly responsible for last Saturday’s shooting spree that left six people dead, a U.S. congresswoman clinging to life, and 13 other people injured appeared in court Monday to hear formal charges against him.
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    Giffords Remains in Critical Condition

    The Arizona Democrat was shot in the head Saturday at a constituency event in Tucson. Authorities have one man in custody and are looking for a second who may have been involved.
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    Lack of Information Leaves Passengers Livid

    Limp customer service and poor communications by the airlines say a good deal about why many passengers were outraged about the snowstorm that stranded thousands over the Christmas weekend.
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    The Color of Fashion

    As the fashion-show season gets underway, the models rush from runway to runway, showing the new looks from major designers. But many black and other ethnic models are offered few assignments. Some fashion designers are notorious for excluding minority mannequins—male as well as female—from their eagerly anticipated runway extravaganzas.
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    Fire the Foreign Coaches

    Even before the World Cup ended, the recriminations had begun in countries whose soccer federations had paid through the nose for high-flying coaches who failed—like Fabio Capello in England, Carlos Parreira in South Africa, and Sven-Göran Eriksson in Ivory Coast—to deliver their teams to the final.
  • Hotel LKF: Hong Kong's Hip Place to Stay and Eat

    Open barely two years, this award-winning boutique from Rhombus International is one of the city's most desirable hotels, and one of the hippest spots in Lan Kwai Fong, the ultratrendy section of the Central district whose initials inspired the hotel's name.
  • Diyala, Iraq: Signs of Normalcy

    The residents of small towns in Iraq's bread basket are cautiously venturing back into the streets—and normal life.
  • In Diyala, A New Offensive

    The GI's marched in silence, placing their feet carefully to avoid tripwires that could detonate an IED. In the no man's land between Shakarat and Sinsil, small villages about 60 miles north of Baghdad, the only sounds that pierced the midnight darkness were the murmurs of platoon leader Capt. Travis Batty into his radio, and the crunch of boots hitting sand. The military's Operation Iron Harvest—a major offensive to drive Al Qaeda in Iraq from Diyala province—was underway, and the troops from Blackfoot Company were in the vanguard, tasked with securing the area for their comrades in the rear. I was along to watch.Diyala province is the latest battleground in the fight against Al Qaeda, and since the operation began last week, at least nine U.S. soldiers have been killed. The insurgents holed up here remain tenacious, unleashing suicide bombers and planting lethal explosives that can blow anything off the road. And they've upped the ante. A severed head turned up last week in a...
  • Iraq: The Cost of Protection

    Thousands of Iraqis are joining forces with American troops to drive out insurgents. What it's costing the U.S.—and why it could become even more expensive in the years ahead.
  • Iraq: New Tactics of Terror

    Iraq's insurgents are adopting grim and gruesome ways to intimidate those who cooperate with American forces. An on-scene report from Diyala Province.
  • Burma: The Silence of the Monks

    Burma's rebellious holy men are now off the street, out of sight. Tales of collaboration and 'monastery arrest' from inside the closed regime.

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