Why wars are fought!

Two hundred years ago, a chef named Remontel lived in Mexico who came from France to earn money. One day, people looted his pastry shop, looted his things and ran away. Angered by the loss, the poor leader wrote a letter to the government demanding compensation. His complaint was not …

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Sri Lanka: The Politics of Islam

Early reports suggest New Zealand terrorist Ahamed Samsudeen radicalized while living in New Zealand. However, his actions and the circumstances surrounding his refugee claim have thrown – most tragically and unwelcome – the Sri Lankan Muslim community into the national spotlight. They have also had an impact on his community …

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Lutheran hope to celebrate the 175th

From the corn and soybean fields it rises like a beacon of hope. Its steeple can be seen for miles, and at night even further away as the cross atop the steeple is lit. About 180 years ago, a group of German immigrant farmers, gathered in houses, decided it was …

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“I’m not going to give it up”

John Lydon talks about his wife’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The former Sex Pistols frontman, also known as Johnny Rotten, appeared on “Good Morning Britain” to discuss the devastating neurological disorder that has impacted the couple’s lives. The 65-year-old married 78-year-old Nora Forster in 1979. He first revealed the diagnosis …

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The loneliness of Dersu Uzala

By Rajmohan Sudhakar An old Akira Kurosawa interview on YouTube brought back flashes of Dersu Uzala, a movie I watched when I was a student. The Japanese master’s classic from 1975 is his only international production and works in 70mm. As we rethink our relationship with nature while battling theories …

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