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  • Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims

    Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims
    He's been described as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," but Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world's most famous fictional spy. "James Bond is a nationalist," the cherub-faced monk said in a recent interview. Flashing a smile, he offered a...
  • Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims

    Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held. The finding follows a similar...
  • AP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gap

    Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in "bite-sized" infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers — these are the prescriptions of a leading Gulf entrepreneur for growing Middle Eastern...
  • Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio asks public's help with legal fees

    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio asks public's help with legal fees
    With his legal fees mounting and a trial turning increasingly personal, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is turning to the public for money and the legal system for a new judge. Arpaio said in a letter to supporters that he doesn't have the money to...
  • Norfleet Barnes remembered as a trailblazer

    Norfleet Barnes remembered as a trailblazer
    Norfleet Barnes, one of the first African-Americans to integrate the county's police department in 1965, fought for racial equality for generations of black police officers hired after him, said those who knew him. Barnes, 74, died earlier this month....
  • A global obligation to Myanmar's Rohingya refugees

    A global obligation to Myanmar's Rohingya refugees
    After watching for several weeks as refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh drifted in crowded boats in the seas off Southeast Asia, begging for food and water, some dying along the way, the world is, finally, responding. Although they initially pushed...
  • McDaniel College celebrates 145th commencement

    McDaniel College celebrates 145th commencement
    More than 600 graduate and undergraduate degrees were conferred Saturday at McDaniel College's 145th commencement ceremony. Graduates ranging from 19 to 63 years old received a total of 358 bachelor's degrees and 329 master's degrees. Students...
  • Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage

    Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue. As the official ballot counting continued, the...
  • Myanmar president signs off on contested population law

    Myanmar's president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior U.S. diplomat and rights activists, who worry it could be used not only to repress women, but also...
  • For 2nd year, Mormon LGBT group's bid to join parades denied

    For the second straight year, organizers of two of Utah's most popular parades have rejected a Mormon LGBT group's request to participate. Organizers of the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City and the Freedom Festival Grand Parade in Provo denied the...
  • Pence passes up presidential bid, but future still cloudy

    Pence passes up presidential bid, but future still cloudy
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision not to fulfill the political buzz and chase White House dreams in 2016 doesn't necessarily clear up questions about his future. Pence plans to formally announce his bid for a second gubernatorial term next month. But...