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  • Afghanistan Center is her monument to her great love

    Afghanistan Center is her monument to her great love
    KABUL, Afghanistan — It was an extramarital affair that scandalized Kabul. It would also fuel a lifelong adventure and help create a legacy for Afghanistan. Author Nancy Hatch Dupree, eightysomething,┬árecently opened the Afghanistan Center at...
  • A shrine within a shrine reveals evidence of Buddha's birth

    A shrine within a shrine reveals evidence of Buddha's birth
    Ancient bricks, tile roofing and wood charcoal discovered beneath a Nepalese pilgrimage site are providing new evidence for the time of Buddha's birth, according to archaeologists. In research published Monday in the journal Antiquity, scholars wrote...
  • Indira Freitas Johnson, Evanston artist

     Indira Freitas Johnson, Evanston artist
    Art is more than a creative outlet for Indira Freitas Johnson. For this self-taught artist and sculptor, it's an opportunity to connect communities and cultivate peace. "Very often we think peace is such a big word and concept and wonder, 'What can my...
  • Myanmar violence between Buddhists, Muslims threatens reforms

    THABYUCHAING, Myanmar — U Abdul Samat spent his life farming the rice paddies that stretched, brilliant green, in all directions. Now he was nearly 90 years old, a great-grandfather who walked with a cane. He was also a Muslim, and the men who...
  • Amid traffic and flowers, Myanmar lays guru S.N. Goenka to rest

    Amid traffic and flowers, Myanmar lays guru S.N. Goenka to rest
    YANGON, Myanmar -- Downtown Yangon’s famously snarled traffic came to a halt Tuesday morning to let a truck wreathed with pink lilies pass. It was carrying the ashes of S.N. Goenka, the noted meditation guru who died last week in Mumbai, India, at...
  • Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit

    Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit
    NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year. The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
  • Review: L.A. Phil and Disney Hall return to the music

    Review: L.A. Phil and Disney Hall return to the music
    After a week of the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrating its 10th anniversary, Walt Disney Concert Hall is, at last, Walt Disney Concert Hall once again. That is to say that the orchestra's season opening program Thursday night conducted by Gustavo...
  • Busan Film Review: 'Vara: A Blessing'

    A tale of forbidden love between a Hindi dancer and a Muslim sculptor, "Vara: A Blessing" buries pearls of wisdom within a mundane portrait of Indian provincial life and a plot as homespun as any melodrama. Nevertheless, the ravishing visuals and an...
  • At Bowers Museum, 'Gods and Gifts' samples a Vatican collection

     At Bowers Museum, 'Gods and Gifts' samples a Vatican collection
    "Gods and Gifts: Vatican Ethnological Collection," at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, may cover more ground than any exhibition seen in Southern California: Its 70-plus artifacts span 2 million years and hail from all six inhabited continents, plus...
  • Buddhist monk gets 15 years for sexual assault

    Buddhist monk gets 15 years for sexual assault
    A Buddhist monk has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting and impregnating a teenage girl at a west suburban Buddhist temple, officials said. Camnong Boa-Ubol, 62, pled guilty to one count of aggravated...
  • Postcard from Tokyo: What Zen, haiku and tea have to do with surviving the financial crisis

    TOKYO -- Konnichiwa! Greetings from Japan, where I've been for nearly a week leading up to thelaunch of our latest international edition, HuffPost Japan. Japan is an amazing place -- almost overwhelming in how singular and beautiful it is. And we are...