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  • Attacks in Afghanistan leave at least 20 people dead

     
    Bombings killed 20 people around Afghanistan on Thursday as insurgents targeted Afghan security forces but left a number of civilians dead....
  • HSBC to Pay $1.9 Billion for Laundering Money

    HSBC to Pay $1.9 Billion for Laundering Money
    Global banking giant HSBC will pay $1.92 billion in a record settlement with U.S. regulators to resolve money-laundering allegations. The U.S. Treasury said Tuesday that HSBC allowed hundreds of millions of dollars from Mexican drug trafficking...
  • The Latest: Crusading for 'Sight'; the same old Sense

    The Latest: Crusading for 'Sight'; the same old Sense
    Hope in Sight Aisha Simjee, MD White Spruce Press; 240 pages Aisha Simjee is a tough cookie. On her first mission trip as an ophthalmologist, the Newport Beach resident flew to Guyana and set up her equipment in an unused school building. Shortly...
  • President Obama Makes Historic Visit to Myanmar

    President Obama Makes Historic Visit to Myanmar
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar on Monday, praising the courage of fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi while also providing a symbolic nod to initial reforms in a nation once...
  • Clinton's final lap turns into a sprint

    When Air Force One landed in Myanmar on a muggy morning earlier this week, President Barack Obama made a point of having his secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, at his side as he descended to the tarmac. The three-nation trip was likely the last...
  • 6.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Myanmar

    6.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Myanmar
    MYANMAR -- A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck north-central Myanmar early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was reported to be only 6.2 miles deep. The agency originally reported the magnitude to be 7.0 but revised that number...
  • Your Scene: Big steps in Myanmar

    Your Scene: Big steps in Myanmar
    In November, Stefanie Weiner visited Myanmar with small tour group led by a Burmese photographer. At Mingun, a small town near Mandalay, Weiner photographed a young monk traversing the stone arches of Myatheindan Pagoda. "The scene seems to embody the...
  • Community & Clubs: Community service riddle

    What do you get when you open your doors to the Red Cross for a blood drive, the fire department for CPR training and a delicious grilled lunch, a Semper Fi military honor ceremony, the Orange County Woodworkers Assn. for a woodworking service project,...
  • On Faith: Rosh Hashanah a time to renew hope

    Hope has been in short supply lately — the murder of a diplomat in Libya, the ongoing savagery in Syria, Iran's apparent march toward nuclear weaponry, Midwest drought, climate change, the pain of the unemployed — the list is long. In the...
  • Album review: Mission of Burma, 'Unsound'

    Album review: Mission of Burma, 'Unsound'
    3 stars (out of 4) “Forget what you know” are the parting words on Mission of Burma’s latest album, “Unsound” (Fire). Since its inception in 1979, the Boston band has put a premium on pushing forward, its muscular art-punk...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • Myanmar's dazzling shrines to Buddha

    Myanmar's dazzling shrines to Buddha
    As I sat on a high ledge of the 734-year-old Mingalarzedi Temple, looking out over the hundreds of ancient temples around Bagan, I wondered how long it would take a visitor to see them all. Archaeologists say there once were about 5,000 temples, but...