CHINA ON EDGE
Obama Looks East, Expands American Presence In Asia
By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN 11/17/11 10:03 AM ET
BEIJING -- While Beijing's public response to President Barack Obama's more muscular China policy has been muted, behind the scenes the U.S. president's sudden moves to...
By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
October 9, 2011, 8:33 p.m.
On a busy sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles, Birpal Kaur threaded her way through a stream of women with perfectly shaped eyebrows.
She occasionally reached up to smooth her own — dark, bushy and untamed, hinting at a unibrow...
June 10, 2011
Magnetic bubbles fill edge of solar system
Friday - Jun 10, 2011, 04:53pm
Washington - The edge of the solar system is filled with a turbulent sea of magnetic bubbles, astronomers said Thursday.
The finding changes ideas about the distant region and how the rest of the...
Fr. Richard Rohr
One is struck in the study of saints, angels and gods by a pattern that seems quaint and harmless. Yet, it is so common that I know there must be a deeper meaning. There always seem to be guardians and spirits of doors, bridges, exits and...
India on edge as court decides
disputed holy land’s future
September 12, 2010
Rick Westhead - Toronto Star
Muhammad Hashim Ansari, 90
RICK WESTHEAD/TORONTO STAR
AYODHYA, INDIA—Muhammad Hashim Ansari is the rare 90-year-old tailor who boasts his own security detail, a group of...
Among north Indian states, Punjab seems way behind as far as growth in revenue from value-added tax (Vat) is concerned. The state registered 10.3% growth in Vat revenue, compared with 22% growth in Haryana and about 25% in Himachal Pradesh in 2006-07, according to information collected from the...
The CBI has filed a chargesheet against the Dera Sacha Sauda chief -- Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh -- in a special court. The question that everyone is asking now is whether Punjab see another showdown between the Dera and the Akalis.