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Drawn by the American dream, 66 immigrants become US citizens in joyful ceremony

As Kenya native Dietrich Kangethe, 38, prepared to become an American citizen Friday, he thought about eight years earlier when he stepped off a plane at Baltimore-Washington International with no idea what the future held. Single and unemployed, toting everything he owned in a small suitcase, Kange

LANCASTERONLINE - 2017-09-16 10:45:00

American rap, local whiskey: Tiny Bhutan guards tradition as it opens up to the world

The fresh-faced singer clutched the mic and looked conspiratorially at his audience, a few dozen young people several drinks down. "This next one has some explicit lyrics," he said. As a cheer went up from the front row, Younten Jamtsho, 20, and his five-man band, Yellow Pencils, launched into a jau

LA TIMES - 2017-09-14 10:00:00

Doklam effect: Indian Army cannot afford to lower guard, says Command Lt. General PM Hariz

The Doklam standoff was not the last of the problems India would face and the Army cannot afford to lower guard, Command Lt. General PM Hariz has said. General Officer Commanding- in-Chief of the Pune-based Southern Command said the training in command and preparedness remain intact in the region. H

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 15:09:34

Tasveer announces 12th annual Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, October 6th-15th, with a special focus on Nepal

Tasveer unveiled the 12th annual Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF) artwork, a stunning reflection of the cultural beauty and diversity of Nepal, the 2017 Festival focus. This 10-day Festival offers over 45 thought-provoking and meaningful films as well as forums on South Asia and its diaspor

TACOMA DAILY INDEX - 2017-09-13 07:00:00

Tul Niroula Bridges Cultures for Winooski Schools

Name: Tul Niroula Town: Burlington Job: Home-school liaison at Winooski School District Tul Niroula's greatest strength is arguably his adaptability. The son of a Hindu priest, he attended a government-run boarding school in his native country of Bhutan and read Buddhist scriptures as part of his

SEVENDAYSVT.COM - 2017-09-13 17:00:00

India Wants a New Tank to Fight China in a Mountain War

The Indian Army is in the early planning stages for a new light tank capable of traversing the rugged conditions of India's mountainous northern borders. A directive from the Army setting requirements for the machine comes soon after China tested its own mountain tank in Tibet. India and China have

NATIONALINTEREST.ORG - 2017-09-12 11:14:52

National Geographic Travel Shares the Best Fall Trips of 2017

As summer winds down, there's no need to tuck away your passport. In fact, the fall season offers all sorts of different adventures, from traipsing across the vineyards in France to experiencing the wonders of the United States National Parks. In the spirit of autumnal travel, National Geographic Tr

MYMODERNMET.COM - 2017-09-12 18:55:53

Post-Doklam, Nepal says it has moral responsibility to ensure peace

In the aftermath of the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops along the Sikkim sector of the international border, Nepal on Tuesday said that it is its moral responsibility to maintain peace. "We should pay tribute for peace and not for war," Nepal's Ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyay said

THESTATESMAN.COM - 2017-09-12 18:03:33

Anshu Jamsenpa: the first woman to climb Mount Everest twice in 5 days

But mother-of-two Anshu Jamsenpa, aged 38, has done it five times, all from the South Col route on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest -- an incredible feat for any mountaineer. This year, she broke a world record and made global headlines when she became the first woman to conquer the 29,028-feet-ta

CNN - 2017-09-11 12:50:28

Naturalization Ceremony at Vermont Statehouse in Honor of 9/11

MONTPELIER, Vt. - In honor of 9/11, a naturalization ceremony will welcome 67 people from various countries at the at the Vermont Statehouse Monday. U.S. District Judge William Sessions will preside over the ceremony with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Vermont Gover

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2017-09-11 15:32:07

Lancaster is the heart of America

The Long's Park Art Festival is a class act. They find a host to put artists up. The customers are spontaneous (read "real"). I've traveled all over the developing world and photographed refugees from Bhutan, Cambodia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Tibet, Myanmar and the Philippines, so I noticed the sign

LANCASTERONLINE - 2017-09-10 11:30:00

Focus: Destination Bhutan

In an effort to highlight places of interest in countries across the world, their varied culture, economy and history, The Statesman brings to you a Weekly Focus on countries with which India shares diplomatic ties and friendship. This week's focus is on Bhutan. Know all about the country. Capital:

THESTATESMAN.COM - 2017-09-10 23:24:15

Triumph over Doklam

(L to R) Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: AFP) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to China to attend the Brazil, Russia, India and China summit in Beijing and then to Myanmar following the 70-day Doklam "standoff" must be reckoned as historic with

THESTATESMAN.COM - 2017-09-10 22:34:50

Easy Treks N Expedition: Incredible Travel Experiences In Nepal

There can be few more incredible travel experiences than trekking in Nepal. Of course, many treks in the region include the world's tallest mountain; Mount Everest. To relax and get the most from this momentous location, be sure to choose a tour guide that you can really trust, who will inspire you

LUXURYTRAVELDIARY.COM - 2017-09-10 14:06:12

Prepare well to rapidly detect, respond to vector-borne diseases: WHO

Male, Maldives, 9 September 2017 - Concerned at the increasing frequency and intensity of outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya, WHO today stressed the need to strengthen health systems' capacities to prevent, detect, control and eliminate existing and emerging vector-borne diseases in WHO South-East

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-09 07:44:00

Smoke in Bhutan airlines flight, all passengers evacuated at Kolkata

All 68 passengers and crew members of a Bhutan Airlines flight were safely evacuated after smoke was seen coming out from the aircraft during its preparation for take-off from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here on Saturday, an official said. "Bhutan Air flight B3 700 going to

THESTATESMAN.COM - 2017-09-09 17:25:04

County courthouse the setting as the U.S. gets 17 new citizens

Jingtao Wang described the excitement he felt when he arrived in the United States in 2002 - an emotion he said was mixed with anxiety as he tried to make his way in a new country and the loneliness he felt at leaving his family back in China. Despite those challenges, Wang, originally from Xi'an

OBSERVER-REPORTER - 2017-09-09 05:26:00

To achieve SDG vision, revive and adapt primary health care services and monitor access inequalities: WHO

Male, Maldives, 8 September 2017: The World Health Organization has emphasized the critical need for countries in the South-East Asia Region to strengthen primary health care - including the skills of frontline health workers - and enhance monitoring of health services coverage and financial protect

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-08 11:50:00

Narendra Modi granted Gratis Visa to all Myanmar citizens

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday granted gratis visa to all Myanmar citizens who want to visit India. "I am pleased to announce that we have decided to grant gratis (no-cost) visa to all the citizens of Myanmar who want to visit India," Modi said. Gratis visa is generally granted to those

THEHANSINDIA.COM - 2017-09-08 09:32:00

From Christchurch to Kashmir: Photographing the Himalayas

Winter at Leh, Kashmir: Situated at 3800 metres above sea level, Leh is very cold place in the winter months. Most of the accommodation options and food outlets are closed in winter and the ground is frozen solid in places. Being one of very few outsiders in town at that period of the year, I was in

STUFF - 2017-09-08 17:00:00