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  • 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&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Review: Monday Evening Concerts explores Beckett's 'Words and Music'

    Review: Monday Evening Concerts explores Beckett's 'Words and Music'
    Words and music are stuck with each other. Like it or not, they have to get along. Untrusting of only our ears, we attempt to understand music through words. Words, in song, challenge music to give them new consequence. And, in great writing, words...
  • Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it

    Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it
    BAGAN, Myanmar — Mr. Aye has a round, aged face and a wide, betel-nut-stained smile. Like many Burmese, he punctuates his speech with giggling, which can be alarming to a Westerner. "Just three years ago, hehehe," he says, "if I'd been seen...
  • Letters: Readers share impressions of Myanmar

    We enjoyed the article on Myanmar ("End of an Era?" by Amanda Jones, Dec. 15), and we were glad to see that the traveling was slightly off the beaten path. We recently spent two weeks there and recommend seeing this newly opened culture. I beg to differ...
  • 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...
  • Man convicted in 1991 killings of 9 people, 6 of them Buddhist monks

    A jury in Phoenix on Thursday convicted a man charged in the 1991 killings of nine people, including six Buddhist monks, bringing an end to a bizarre decades-long case that involved numerous trials and accusations of police misconduct. Johnathan A....
  • Man convicted in 1991 Phoenix-area Buddhist temple massacre

    A jury in Phoenix on Thursday convicted a man charged in the 1991 killings of nine people, including six Buddhist monks, bringing an end to a bizarre decades-long case that involved multiple trials and evidence of overzealous police interview tactics....