| Feb 2, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Judith L. Colligan, a Howard County activist whose work included putting an end to human trafficking, aiding city children through Agape House and founding a meditation group, died Jan. 19 of heart failure at her home in Columbia. She was 71.
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:07 AM
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, is an ancient town dotted with Hindu and Buddhist temples, a riot of color and dust with clogged streets where stray cows and dogs vie for rotting leftovers beside swanky malls.
The city is ringed by...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 2:03 PM
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona will feature Tibetan Treasures: The Rezk Collection of Tibetan and Nepalese Art.
The exhibition, which includes approximately seventy objects of Tibetan and Nepalese art spanning eight centuries,...
| Jun 9, 2013
NAGASAKI, Japan — On my first trip to Nagasaki, just out of college, I knew what most of the world knows: An atomic bomb fell here on Aug. 9, 1945, bringing World War II to a close. It wasn't until my second visit, more than 20 years later on a...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
“Fire in the Land of Snow,” a documentary examining the spreading phenomenon of self-immolation protests in Tibet, provides the latest troubling chapter in the history of a solitary population inhabiting the Himalayan highlands known as the...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Thailand has a solid tradition of moviegoing, but its main lures for bizzers are its spectacular scenery for location work and well-appointed facilities. There were 636 foreign productions shot in the nation last year, a rise of 45% over the previous...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:30 AM
LUANG PRABANG, Laos -- Travel through Southeast Asia, and wherever you go you'll find statues of Buddha -- meditating, cogitating, calling for peace or for rain. The multiple poses are varied, and each one has its own meaning.
But only one pose shows the...
| Jan 14, 2013
Details of the West Memphis 3 investigation can only be described as ridiculous.
“They had one guy say that I looked at him and made him levitate. And this is in police records,” says Damien Echols, who in 2011 was freed from prison after...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 5:23 PM
SACRAMENTO — My wife was an atheist who loved Christmas.
She loved the giving. Loved the smiles on the grandkids' faces.
Loved decorating the tree.
Really loved the big old, bright Christmas tree in Capitol Park.
Loved the food and made a...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM
NEW DELHI – A boat carrying approximately 100 Rohingya Muslims capsized late Monday off the coast of Myanmar with many of its occupants feared dead, UN officials said, as the region braced for a cyclone expected to slam low-lying areas inhabited...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:34 PM
He pulled on a Terps visor, to the crowd's delight. He rubbed noses with Gov. Martin O'Malley. And the Dalai Lama was met Tuesday with rounds of applause from a crowd of 15,000 at the University of Maryland, College Park's Comcast Center.