Tiny barley grains reveal decades of transformation in Tibet

Tibetans plant mountain barley in Nyingchi town, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, March 2018. / VCG Tibetans plant mountain barley in Nyingchi town, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, March 2018. / VCG Known as the roof of the world, the Tibetan Plateau, with its extreme altitudes, relentless winds and harsh climate, can be uninhabitable for humans. Barley, which is frost …

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Bangladeshi Christians live in fear after mob attacks

Ethnic Christians in a remote and hilly village in Bangladesh are under pressure from Buddhists to renounce their faith after two mob attacks severely damaged a Baptist church, a pastor said. Bawm Tribal Baptist Church in Sundrapara village, Rangamati district, was attacked on July 15 and 22 by dozens of black-masked men, said Jyotilaso Chakma, the church’s senior pastor. The …

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Parents in Wisconsin are fed up with schools’ attempts to brainwash children

Parents in Wisconsin are fed up with attempts by their school districts to indoctrinate their children, and they’re not going to be silent any longer. For months, parents in the state’s largest suburban GOP stronghold, outside of Milwaukee, tried to push the creeping turn of the Elmbrook school district to the left. Now they are asking other residents to sign …

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Apex court said – The New Indian Express

By PTI COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka has opened an investigation into the 1987 massacre of Buddhist monks by Tamil separatists from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which attacked a bus and killed 31 people, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil (LTTE) said on Tuesday, Supreme Court of the country. The attorney general’s attorney told the Supreme Court that …

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How Faith and Politics Mix in Vaccines

Speaking to the CoWIN Global Conclave last month, Prime Minister Modi announced that the CoWin app will soon be made open source and available to all countries. While the Prime Minister wants to present the vaccine booking app as a model of some sort to the world, his reviews at home are far from impressive. As of August 2, it …

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It’s no fun: a guide to jokes and humor at work

When I had my first job after college, about 30 years ago, my boss was a woman who was also called Michele. To set us apart, coworkers started calling us Big Michele and Little Michele (she was tall, I wasn’t), and even worse, Old Michele and Young Michele. I felt bad with those rankings, but being in my early twenties, …

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