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  • China's Xi spars with lawmakers, avoids specifics in speech

     
    REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON -- After getting an earful from U.S. lawmakers on his country's human rights record Wednesday morning, the official expected to be China's future leader faced a friendlier audience at a business-sponsored luncheon in Washington...
  • What happens after someone sets themself on fire?

     
    We often see the headlines about people around the world setting themselves on fire. But what happens afterward? Nicole Bernal, acting director of the UC Irvine Regional Burn Center, explains....
  • Pagoda festival long banned in Myanmar celebrated again

     
    In Myanmar, thousands thronged to a sacred shrine studded with diamonds for a Buddhist festival that was banned for more than two decades under the former military regime, the latest sign of change in the southeast Asian country. And what a sight it was....
  • Politics swirl over the Tibetan New Year

     
    Tibet, New Year, Dalai Lama: Wedding-goers in the United States often throw rice; in Nepal people are throwing wheat powder for the Tibetan New Year. Every day WorldNow chooses a remarkable photo from around the world. Today this shot from Nepal caught...
  • The Spotlight: Evan Brenner in 'Buddha: A Fantastic Journey'

     
    The first thing you notice about Evan Brenner, who plays Buddha in a new one-man show at the Bootleg Theater, is that he looks nothing like the pot-bellied, crossed-legged, jolly-looking figure of popular imagination. Brenner’s a lean, middle-aged...
  • Pictures in the News | April 16, 2013

     
    Pictures in the News | April 16, 2013...
  • The Boy Scouts and the atheists

     
    From Sunday's print column, which features another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist Dear Boy Scouts of America: All signs suggest that your national board will lift the long-...
  • The Week in Pictures | April 15 – April 21, 2013

     
    The eyes of the world were on Boston this week with the two bomb blasts during the marathon on Monday and subsequent manhunt for two brothers believed to be the perpetrators....
  • Is the MPAA the real bully in the ratings fight over 'Bully'?

     
    Harvey Weinstein cries foul over the MPAA's decision to give his film 'Bully' -- a bullying awareness documentary -- an R rating for its uses of foul language. Patrick Goldstein takes a closer look and offers his perspective....
  • Sri Lankan monks pray against call to investigate war crimes

     
    Every day on World Now we choose a remarkable photo from around the world. Today we spotted this vivid shot of Buddhist monks gathering in Sri Lanka, pushing against calls to investigate alleged war crimes....
  • China steps up control of Tibetan monasteries

     
    Under new rules, Tibetan monasteries must now be run by Chinese government officials, a step that worries human rights groups who say it will worsen tensions in an already inflamed region....