human rights

Belief

Breakaway Buddhists take aim at the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama prohibits his followers from praying to what he considers the malevolent deity of Dorje Shugden. But adherents of this practice, many of them western converts, say the Tibetan religious leader is guilty of persecution.

Global Politics

This woman is the voice of Tibet for China and the world

Most Chinese believe the government's view that Tibet is thriving under China's rule. They rarely hear about China's heavy hand there or its suppression of Tibetan dissent. That's where Tsering Woeser, a poet who grew up in Tibet, comes in. She lives in China and writes in Chinese striving to give a voice to her people.

Global Scan

New evidence suggests systematic torture by Syria's government

New images and reports have surfaced of wholesale torture and starvation on the part of the Syrian regime, just as peace talks to end the war are set to start on Wednesday. On the US west coast, scientists dispel fears that Pacific Ocean fish are contaminated with Fukushima radiation. And side-by-side men's toilets at an Olympic venue have become a social media joke. That and more, in today's Global Scan.

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