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  • 'The Railway Man' isn't Colin Firth's finest hour

    In Hollywood parlance, they "meet cute" hestumbles into her first classseat on the train to Edinburgh. She (Nicole Kidman) is a bit taken aback, but only for a moment. She offers, way too soon, that she's "newly single." He is bookish, awkward, slow to...
  • Win Tin dies at 84; respected Myanmar opposition leader

    YANGON, Myanmar — Win Tin, one of Myanmar's most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military rulers, died early Monday. He was 84. His death, attributed to organ failure, came as Myanmar marked...
  • Myanmar anti-junta crusader and journalist Win Tin dies

    Myanmar anti-junta crusader and journalist Win Tin dies
    YANGON, Myanmar -- Win Tin, one of Myanmar’s most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military rulers, died early Monday at age 84. His death, attributed to organ failure, came as Myanmar marked...
  • Review: 'The Railway Man' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Railway Man' ★&#9733 1/2
    The concept of manly grief leads into so many dark areas and cultural expectations — questions about how men are expected to bury their trauma long after the traumatizing event. Or else, how men are expected to examine it, reckon with it...
  • Hearing at Guantanamo Monday to determine competence of defendant to stand trial

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba Lawyers and the alleged 9/11 conspirators return to the war court Monday for the first time this year in a U.S. government bid to determine whether one of the accused plotters is competent to stand trial. At the last...
  • Pacifist yogi or al-Qaida threat? Guantanamo parole board to decide

    Ghaleb al-Bihani is either a one-time, gun-toting cook from war-torn Afghanistan turned yoga-practicing pacifist inside Guantanamo's communal prison blocks or he is a trained extremist ripe to rejoin al-Qaida if he's returned to his native Yemen. Those...
  • The Civil War: Fort Pillow Massacre

    The Civil War: Fort Pillow Massacre
    In one of the worst atrocities during a war filled with horrors, Confederate Major Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's troops "cruelly butchered every colored soldier they could lay hands upon," the Tribune reported. The nightmare occurred on April 12, 1864,...
  • Disgraced Guantanamo guard got medal for saving detainee from suicide

    MIAMI A former Guantanamo guard being discharged instead of facing a sexual-assault trial did avert a detainee's suicide around the time of last year's prison camp raid that put hunger strikers under lockdown, the military confirmed. Army Col. Greg...
  • Guantanamo prison hit by TB scare over the summer

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba As the U.S. military was grappling with the long-running prisoner hunger strike last year, U.S. Army guards and other detention center staff were simultaneously shaken by a tuberculosis scare, the prison camps commander...
  • 2 Guantanamo guards accused of sexually assaulting subordinate soldiers

    The military is putting two Guantanamo guards on trial in Texas on charges alleging they sexually assaulted junior soldiers at the remote outpost at a time when commanders were grappling with the prison hunger strike, the military said Monday. The...
  • Jeremiah Denton dies at 89; POW who blinked 'torture' in Morse code

    Jeremiah Denton, the downed Navy pilot who was paraded before television cameras by the Viet Cong and confirmed U.S. suspicions of prisoner maltreatment during the Vietnam War by blinking out the word "torture" in Morse code, has died. He was 89....