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  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Living life as Thoreau might

    Bethany Smedley was a little girl when she turned the cover of “Chasing the Dragon,” by Jackie Pullinger. It's the story of Pullinger's travels to Hong Kong to become a missionary. Inside Hong Kong was the infamous walled city, Kowloon....
  • Ugly Americans abroad wreak havoc in modern movies

    Ugly Americans abroad wreak havoc in modern movies
    In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American. In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...
  • Pakistani protests against anti-Islamic film leave at least 1 dead

     
    Protests in Pakistan against a film mocking the prophet Muhammad intensified Monday as demonstrators set ablaze buildings in the northwest and hurled stones at riot police in the southern city of Karachi, the country’s commercial hub....
  • French missions abroad on alert after cartoons mock Muslims

     
    French embassies and schools abroad were on alert after a magazine published cartoons mocking Muslims and the prophet Muhammad in the wake of protests around the globe over a controversial anti-Islam film....
  • Chinese to Panetta: focus on diplomacy, not military might

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta came here hoping to allay Chinese concerns that U.S. is pursuing a new military containment strategy aimed at Asia’s biggest power, but he failed to fully convince the leaders in Beijing....
  • ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’ debuts April 14 on CNN

     
    Anthony Bourdain heads to¬†Myanmar for the debut of his CNN show. Get ready for “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” bowing at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Bourdain will receive heavy exposure on CNN's weekends. “Parts Unknown” will repeat...
  • Aid agencies in Bangladesh told to stop Rohingya aid

     
    Three aid agencies have reportedly been told to halt their activities in Bangladesh, warned that their helping hand is encouraging Rohingya refugees to cross from Myanmar into the country....
  • Government forces killed, raped Rohingya in Myanmar, report says

     
    In Myanmar, government forces stood by while Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists were slain in devastating rounds of violence, then joined in by killing, raping and rounding up the Rohingya, Human Rights Watch said in a new report....
  • Police arrest Israeli teens in beating of Palestinian youth

     
    Israeli police have arrested seven teenagers in the brutal beating last week of a Palestinian youth in central Jerusalem. Police say the attack was racially-motivated....
  • Myanmar stops censoring articles before they go to print

     
    Journalists in Myanmar will no longer have to send their articles to a censorship board to be scrubbed of anything critical or sensitive before publication, a landmark step announced Monday toward lifting restrictions on the press. But reporters in the...
  • China chastised for sending Kachin people back to Myanmar

     
    China has expelled 5,000 Kachin minority people who fled fighting between rebels and Myanmar troops to go back to Myanmar, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday, calling on China to protect and shelter the displaced people....
  • NATO helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan kills 2 Australians

     
    A NATO helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, killing two Australian troops, officials said, bringing that country's military fatalities to five in less than 24 hours....