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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 112 killed, homes burned as Buddhists, Muslims clash in Myanmar

     
    YANGON, Myanmar -- At least 112 people have been killed and thousands of houses burned as ethnic and religious violence in western Myanmar intensifies, according to news reports and community activists, as the government struggled to restore order,...
  • Obama reportedly planning Myanmar visit this month

     
    Obama Myanmar : President Obama Reportedly Visiting Myanmar This Month...
  • Congress: It’s not just for white Protestants anymore

     
    Religion News Service reporter David Gibson writes about the religious diversity of the 113th Congress: (RNS) Three Buddhists, a Hindu and a “none” will walk into the 113th Congress, and it’s no joke. Rather, it’s a series of &#...
  • 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....
  • Fresh Art: Jose Mertz

    Fresh Art: Jose Mertz
    Jose Mertz¬†says he spent his early years as an artist struggling to determine what he wanted to express. “It’s been a long time coming,” he admits. But today, he readily says his works depict “sages, Zen masters and thoughts...
  • Best Of South Florida 2010: Culture and Recreation

    Best Of South Florida 2010: Culture and Recreation
    Ski Rixen at Quiet Waters Park (photo by Beth Black) BEST PLACE TO CABLE SKI AND WAKEBOARD Ski Rixen at Quiet Waters Park 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, 954-429-0215, Skirixenusa.com No boat is needed to wakeboard, water-ski or kneeboard at Ski...