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  • The Reaction: William and Kate's wedding date

     
    In a Times Op-Ed by Susan J. Gordon, an author with an expertise in weddings, she questions the date Prince William and Kate Middleton chose for their upcoming nuptials. "Maybe you didn't know that April 29 was the day Adolf......
  • IRAN: Top cleric reiterates claim that piety prevents earthquakes

     
    Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati might have thought he was clarifying remarks by his colleague, the cleric Kazem Sedighi, who suggested in a Friday prayer sermon a week ago that women who dress immodestly cause earthquakes by angering God. Instead Jannati, who.......
  • The God Squad: We're not privy to mysteries of heaven

    I get a huge number of questions about heaven, and even though I keep reminding readers that I'm in sales, not management, the queries keep coming: Q: Raised in a religious atmosphere, I was led to believe that when we reach heaven, we'll experience...
  • Stark reminder of human cruelty

    Stark reminder of human cruelty
    Editor's note: This corrects the caption of the photo of David C. Henley in front of Tuol Sleng Prison. Editor's note: The following article is a first-person account of a visit to the former Tuol Sleng Prison in Cambodia by David C. Henley, a Newport...
  • Vietnam's Phu Quoc island slowly opening up to the world

    Vietnam's Phu Quoc island slowly opening up to the world
    During the four years I lived in Hanoi, where I was The Times' bureau chief in the late 1990s, I did a pretty good job of getting around Vietnam and exploring new places, from Can Tho in the southern Mekong Delta to Sapa on the northern border with China....
  • The God Squad: Who goes to hell?

    Q: Yesterday, my little grandson told me he was terrified of going to hell. For a moment, I didn't know how to reassure him. Then, I told him he shouldn't worry because very few people are going to hell. Most people who do bad things are actually going to...
  • Haiti Did the Right Thing Bringing Charges Against Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier

    Baby Doc may see justice, but what about Dick Cheney? One of the most far-reaching stories in the world is unfolding under our collective nose, and we can’t seem to see it. Maybe that’s due to the fact that it’s happening in Haiti, a...
  • Cambodia: Killing fields timeline

    Cambodia: Killing fields timeline
    1925: Saloth Sar, alias Pol Pot, born in central Cambodia. 1949: Pol Pot goes to Paris where he joins a group of young Cambodian revolutionaries, most of them Marxists. 1953: France grants independence to Cambodia under King Norodom Sihanouk; Pol Pot...
  • Closure and the death of bin Laden

    Q Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks that killed almost 3,000 people, was killed last week by U.S. Special Forces at a compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad. He was shot to death in the raid and then buried at sea. President...
  • A poignant immigrant story

    A poignant immigrant story
    The Colony Theatre opens its 37th season with a brave selection — the West Coast premiere of Michael Golamco’s “Year Zero.” With a unique structure and a stellar young cast, it’s a quietly powerful work that sneaks up on...
  • Joel Brinkley: Russia and China defy morality by backing Syria's Assad

    It's no surprise that on the very day Russia insisted it would not support a United Nations resolution calling for an arms embargo on Syria, the state also announced that it will continue selling Syria vast quantities of arms and ammunition, used to...