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  • Dalai Lama again refused S. Africa visa, no trip

    CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Dalai Lama has again been refused entry into South Africa where he was going to attend the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, his South African representative said. Concern about angering China has been cited for a visa refusal in the past. Nangsa...

  • Some Christians arm as Mideast perils mount

    BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    QAA, Lebanon (AP) — Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack. "We...

  • Wanted: Media directors for ancient Chinese temple

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Help wanted: Ancient Buddhist temple famed for its kung fu monks seeks media directors to build brand. English and social media skills required. Not necessary to be a monk, practice martial arts or eat vegetarian. That online ad placed by China's 1,500-year-old Shaolin...

  • Md. festival axed over Jewish holy day conflict

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County's newly minted parks director has canceled a 24-year-old festival because it coincides with the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, angering some fans of the annual event. Director Mike Riley announced Wednesday that he's cancelling the Harvest...

  • Bryant unmoved by church leaders on child refugees

    JEFF AMY, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant's decision to block additional legal child refugees from being resettled in Mississippi hasn't changed following a meeting with Catholic, Methodist and Episcopal leaders. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Jackson runs a program to resettle...

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