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SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. want people the world over to trust them with the most intimate details of their lives. Now both Silicon Valley companies are fighting to preserve that trust in the wake of damaging revelations that...
Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar — Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable of the two-day trek that would take me and my sons,...
HAWAII Movie Filmmaker Catherine Bauknight will present "Hawaii: A Voice for Sovereignty," a documentary that raises awareness of issues that threaten the ancient and environmentally sustainable culture of native Hawaiians. When, where: 7:30 p.m....
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This post has a correction. See bottom of article for details.Rugs have been appearing on shoulders and wrists and backs, carried as colorful, one-of-a-kind purses and handbags. These modern carpetbags use kilim (flat weave), dhurries (hand-woven, vegetable-dyed cotton), suzani (embroidered cotton or silk) and...
In Afghanistan, Iraq and many other countries across the globe, most Muslims support making sharia, or Islamic law, the official law of the land, according to a sweeping survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. But sharia means different...
NEW DELHI — Malaysia faces its most significant election in decades Sunday, as voters choose between the longtime ruling coalition touting its steady hand and an untested opposition alliance promising economic and political reforms. The stakes are...
One of the stands of lemon grass in the middle of the Vermont Square Community Garden is in full flower now, a somewhat unusual occurrence. It’s not a particularly attractive phase for the plants, which look like overgrown weeds on their last legs....
There’s no other destination on the planet quite like the islands off the coast of eastern Asia — where a vast natural landscape and pristine marine life offer ideal year-round outdoor activities like hiking, biking and diving. Taiwan and...
Stanley Karnow, an award-winning author and journalist who combined insightful reporting with personal accounts and historical sweep in books on the Vietnam War and the Philippines and the critically acclaimed public television series that accompanied the...
My soldier son called last month to wish his mother and me a happy Thanksgiving. My iPhone buzzed and there he was, sitting in a gun tower, his smiling face bathed in gauzy infrared light, an M249 machine gun propped at the ready behind him. For...
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