World Oct 14

Religious minorities face increased threats, U.S. report finds

WASHINGTON — The Islamic State led a campaign of attacks last year by militant extremist groups on religious freedom in large swaths of the world, the State Department said in a report Wednesday, pointing to increasing threats to religious minorities…

Dec 24

The day that changed tsunami science

On the day after Christmas 2004, a horrifying tsunami swept across the Indian Ocean. It claimed an estimated 230,000 lives. With no warning system in the Indian Ocean, scientists were helpless to provide an accurate warning in time. Ten years…

Students in Sri Lanka take part in a painting competition yesterday. Photo credit: Ishara S. Kodikara /AFP /Getty Images.

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