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Thich Nhat Hanh, influential Zen Buddhist monk, dies at 95

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Thich Nhat Hanh, the revered Zen Buddhist monk who helped spread the practice of mindfulness in the West and socially engaged Buddhism in the East, has died. He was 95. ...

DW exclusive: Cybersecurity flaws leave Olympians at risk with Beijing 2022 app

Athletes headed to the Beijing Olympic Winter Games are making final travel preparations, including keeping in line with China's health measures on the My 2022 smartphone app. Inadequate encrypti...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 27 The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on remembering Desmond Tutu, a moral giant: W...

Desmond Tutu, South Africa's foe of apartheid, dies at 90

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, an uncompromising foe of apartheid and a modern-day activist for racial justice and LGBT rights, died Sunda...

UN chief calls Desmond Tutu 'an inspiration to generations'

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Reactions to the death Sunday of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu: “Archbishop Tutu was a towering global figure for pea...

Desmond Tutu, South Africa's moral conscience, dies at 90

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, an uncompromising foe of apartheid and a modern-day activist for racial justice and LGBT rights, died Sunday at 90. Sou...

New this week: 'Lost Daughter,' NYE in Nashville, Boba Fett

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES Ma...

Conflict between Taiwan and China will impact Baltic situation: Academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A conflict breaking out between Taiwan and China would allow Russia to threaten the security of the Baltic states, an Estonian China expert said Wednesday (Dec. 22). Co...

Tibetan students lock themselves to Olympic rings to protest Beijing games

Two Tibetan students chained themselves to the Olympic rings outside the Swiss headquarters of the International Olympic Committee on Saturday to call for an international boycott of next year's w...

In Buddhism, women blaze a path but strive for gender equity

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, born in England, has devoted her life to attaining enlightenment in a female form — at one stage spending years isolated in a cave in the Himalayas to follow the rigorous path o...

Joanne Shenandoah, celebrated Native American singer, dies

Joanne Shenandoah, the celebrated Native American singer-songwriter who performed before world leaders and on high-profile stages, has died. She was 63. The Native American Music Awa...

Ties with Taiwan easier than most countries think

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Watching a parliamentary committee meeting from a foreign country is not everyone’s cup of tea, especially when it runs to nearly two-and-a-half hours. However...

Dalai Lama says China's leaders 'don't understand' diversity

TOKYO (AP) — Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says China’s leaders “don’t understand the variety of different cultures” and that the ruling Communist Party’s penchant for tight social co...

Dalai Lama: China's leaders 'don't understand variety of cultures'

TOKYO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Tibet's spiritual leader the Dalai Lama criticised the leaders of China on Wednesday saying they "don't understand the variety of different cultures" there ...

China blacks out NBA Celtics games over Tibet, Xi comments

Broadcaster Tencent, Chinese partner to the US National Basketball Association (NBA), has blacked out access to all Boston Celtics games after one of the team's players accused the Chinese governm...