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President Obama: 'I believe our sorrow can make us a better country'

In an emotional address President Obama has paid tribute to the five policemen killed by a sniper during a protest against police violence in Dallas last week.

U.S. Presidency

Plastic buckets, broken printers shine light on Hanoi's poor

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese families living in slums along the Red River in Hanoi are using red plastic buckets and old printers to help light homes, cook meals and slash electricity costs by as much as a third.<p>The recycled goods form the blades and motors of electrical generators that power old …

Environmentalism

Refugee team to compete at Rio Olympics for first time

A team of refugees will compete under the Olympic flag at this year's Rio de Janeiro games, offering a message of hope to those fleeing conflict.<p>Some 43 athletes have already been identified by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as prospective Olympians, and offered help with training.<p>As …

Kbal Spean

This Cambodian riverbed is covered in ancient fertility symbols both above and below the waters.<p>Tucked away in the jungles of Angkor, Cambodia is a …

Response: Teaching Science to English Language Learners

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>This week's question is:<p><i>What are the best ways to teach the Next Generation Science Standards to English</i> …

Many of Your Assumptions About Mormons Are Untrue

Just when I thought I had given in to despair over deep, personal objections to the anti-same-sex marriage policy change within the Mormon church, I read a piece about the Mormon church's response to widespread Republican rejection of Syrian refugees that made me feel uplifted, joyous, and hopeful. …

Vietnamese-Canadian ‘boat people’ rally to sponsor Syrian refugees

There are many memories of his desperate escape from a chaotic Communist Vietnam nearly 40 years ago that haunt Kyanh Do.<p>Saying goodbye to his family at age 17, knowing he could die during the journey ahead.<p>Terrifying black nights on a tiny fishing boat during the four-day journey to Malaysia.<p>The …

'Lost' Medieval City Discovered Beneath Cambodian Jungle

A lost city known only from inscriptions that existed some 1,200 years ago near Angkor in what is now Cambodia has been uncovered using airborne …

Archaeology

Not one Paris attacker has been identified as a Syrian refugee

In the wake of the Paris attacks, politicians in the United States and Europe are claiming that the movement of refugees and migrants across Europe's …

How ecstasy-related deaths in Britain can be traced to illegal logging in Cambodia

Twenty years after the shocking death of Leah Betts, a trail has emerged linking the killer party drug ecstasy back to the Cambodian rainforest<p>New Year’s Day 2015. In an Ipswich flat a young woman pressed her palms to the chest of her comatose boyfriend and desperately pumped. On a coffee table …

Explaining Mormons and their idiosyncratic view of religious liberty

THE CHURCH of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has, as I write in this week's print edition, run into some heavy weather by tightening both …

Caught between apostasy and heartbreak: a Mormon lesbian love story

With their religion a key part of their lives, Celeste Carolin and Kathleen Majdali struggled with their decision to come out. Now they’re preparing for marriage – a celebration that could result in excommunication<p>Celeste and Kathleen: 2014<p>Celeste Carolin woke up, her face flushed red. She was …

Lasers may ease pain for napalm victim captured in iconic photo

In the photograph that made Kim Phuc a living symbol of the Vietnam War, her burns aren't visible — only her agony as she runs wailing toward the camera, her arms flung away from her body, naked because she has ripped off her burning clothes.<p>More than 40 years later she can hide the scars beneath …

Is It Time for Cambodia to Wean Itself Off the Greenback?

The U.S. dollar accounts for 83% of total transactions and more than 90% of bank deposits in Cambodia. The central bank is now urging citizens to use …

Economy
North Africa

The Countries With The Most Spoken Languages

This chart shows the number of living languages spoken per country in 2015.

Economy

LDS temple in Philadelphia beginning to take shape

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints<p>By | Posted Oct 1st, 2015 @ 9:44pm<p> 9 photos<p>21<p>PHILADELPHIA — After four years of construction, the LDS …

Kem Sokha Says There’s No Racism in Cambodia

F T L E W<p>Two days after Prime Minister Hun Sen told the U.N.’s new special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia to focus her efforts on tackling …

Mormons and Jews: What 2 Religions Say About the Modern Dating Crisis

BY JON BIRGER<p>Values.<p>That’s the one thing that always came up when I’d discuss theories on declining marriage rates or the rise of the hookup culture …