Bhutan: The closest you can get to Shangri- la

I have a promise to break. Like any self-respecting writer visiting Bhutan, I solemnly swore on a stack of travelogues to avoid clichd references to

Shangri-la, the mountain paradise of James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon. So sue me: Bhutan, a nation of 700,000 souls in the lap of the Himalayas, is the closest thing to . . . → Read More: Bhutan: The closest you can get to Shangri- la

India wins toss: opts batting against Pakistan

COLOMBO: India made 185 runs at the loss of three wickets in the warm-up match against Pakistan on Monday ahead of the World Twenty20.

India’s Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh remained not out at the end of the first innings with 75 and 4 runs respectively. India had a run-rate of 9.25 runs per over.

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Pakistanis protest against anti-Islam video

One person has died in the city of Hyderabad and at least eight people have been injured in protests across Pakistan against a controversial video mocking the Prophet Muhammad.

In the southern port city of Karachi, around 1,000 protesters began throwing stones and police responded with teargas and by firing into the air, Fayyaz Laghari, . . . → Read More: Pakistanis protest against anti-Islam video

The cost of Islamophobia

By Brian McLaren

I was raised as an evangelical Christian in America, and any discussion of Christian-Jewish-Muslim relations around the world must include the phenomenon of American Islamophobia, for which large sectors of evangelical Christianity in America serve as a greenhouse.

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