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  • 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...
  • Myanmar panel proposes measures to ease ethnic tensions

    NEW DELHI, India -- Ever since Myanmar opened to the West, released political prisoners and allowed the opposition led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to run for office, it has been dogged by tensions among its many ethnic and religious minorities....
  • Dalai Lama packs UM Comcast Center for address on compassion

    Dalai Lama packs UM Comcast Center for address on compassion
    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. "Sit down,"...
  • Boat capsizes off Myanmar; dozens missing and feared dead

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • 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 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...
  • Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection

    Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection
    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...