Why the ‘Mormon’ church changed its name. (It’s about revelation, not rebranding.)

When the messages come during the dark of night, Russell M. Nelson reaches for his lighted pen and takes dictation from the Lord. "OK dear,...

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Why this mom was hanging on a ladder under a bridge between Guatemala and Mexico

Rosalin Guillermo climbed through a hole in the fence of the bridge and took hold of the ladder. The solid, hard concrete of the crossing...

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CTA President discusses Global Challenges of China at the Forum 2000

Prague: The plenary debate titled ‘The Global Challenge of China?’ at the Forum 2000 saw CTA’s President Dr Lobsang Sangay and Theresa Fallon, Director, Centre for...

Suspect in Salisbury poisoning receives hero’s honor in Russia, Bellingcat says

The Russian agent who a British investigative outlets identifies as a suspect in the nerve agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter has reportedly received...

‘Chilling message’: Hong Kong refuses to explain FT journalist visa denial

The unprecedented denial of a visa to a Financial Times journalist "sends a chilling message to everyone in Hong Kong," the paper said Sunday,...

‘Highly likely’ Japanese journalist has been released from captivity in Syria

"We are still working to identify this person, but putting together various information, the person is highly likely to be Mr. Yasuda himself and...

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Why the ‘Mormon’ church changed its name. (It’s about revelation, not rebranding.)

When the messages come during the dark of night, Russell M. Nelson reaches for his lighted pen and takes dictation from the Lord. "OK dear,...

Sydney Aiello, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting, dies by suicide

Sydney Aiello, who survived the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, has died from suicide, people close to the family...

Russian hackers targeting European governments before elections, security firm warns

Russian state-linked hackers are increasing their efforts targeting governments in Europe, a top cybersecurity firm has warned ahead of the European Parliament elections in...

The ISIS caliphate has ended, but its breeding ground thrives

"You will conquer Rome and own the world," ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told his followers in July 2014. In the previous month, a few...

Did Russia really chase a US bomber out of its airspace?

At first glance, it looked like a scene out of "Dr. Strangelove:" The Russian Ministry of Defense this week published a video of what...

Dozens killed as huge explosion rips apart Chinese chemical plant

A powerful explosion ripped through a chemical plant in eastern China Thursday, killing at least 62 people and severely injuring more than 90 others. Firefighters were still battling small fires Friday, after working through the night...

Tibet News

Tibetan Set to Become World’s Longest-serving Political Prisoner

Members of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile are calling international attention to the case of long-imprisoned dissident Lodoe Gyamtso, who with a new sentence announced this...

Riding on the roof of the world

Tibet isn’t an easy region to navigate. But once you learn the know-hows, it takes your breath away I read Tintin in Tibet in Class IV and...

How the Dalai Lama’s dash from Tibet ‘changed the concept of Buddhism’ forever

Sixty years ago on Sunday the Dalai Lama fled Tibet under the cover of darkness, disguised as a soldier. Key points: Some 80,000 Tibetans fled...

Tibet slowly sliding off global radar as Dalai Lama ages

HONG KONG (AFP) - Sixty years after the Dalai Lama fled into permanent Indian exile, the cause of Tibetan freedom that earned him a...

China tech giants elbow into fast-growing Tibet

BEIJING -- Major Chinese tech players are advancing into the Tibet Autonomous Region, seizing on the chance to market their artificial intelligence and big-data...