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Self-Immolations Controversial in Buddhist Community

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The practice of self-immolation is controversial in the Buddhist community, but it is a topic that has come to the forefront after more than 50 Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese policies in their homeland. Any kind of suicide is rare in Buddhist communities, where people believe in rebirth after death. A […]

Clinton: US Committed to Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says America is committed to creating an “AIDS-free generation” The diplomat spoke on the second day of an International AIDS Conference in Washington on Monday. She told the gathering the U.S. is working to build sustainable health systems that will help the world “finally win this fight.” “We will […]

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NATO Leaders Solidify Plans for Afghan Transition

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO leaders, attending a two-day summit in Chicago, have solidified plans for the “irreversible transition” in Afghanistan. The final summit declaration issued Monday calls for the international community to commit to the long-term sustainment of Afghan security forces, saying funding will be guided by principles including transparency, accountability, and measures against corruption. The document ratifies […]

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NATO Leaders Solidify Plans for Afghan Transition

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO leaders, attending a two-day summit in Chicago, have solidified plans for the “irreversible transition” in Afghanistan. The final summit declaration issued Monday calls for the international community to commit to the long-term sustainment of Afghan security forces, saying funding will be guided by principles including transparency, accountability, and measures against corruption. The document ratifies […]

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Florida Shooting Renews Public Attention to ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Florida has brought renewed public attention to the “Stand Your Ground” law, which allows a person to use deadly force in self-defense, instead of retreating from a confrontation. Florida is among 21 U.S. states that have such a law. The Florida measure, passed in 2005, allows the […]

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