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For almost 20 years, Matthieu Ricard has served as the French translator for the Dalai Lama. Ricard, a bestselling author, award-winning photographer, doctor of cellular genetics and Buddhist monk, will speak at Northrop Auditorium today about cultivating one's inner conditions for genuine happiness.

On Thursday, he spoke with The Minnesota Daily to discuss his philosophies and the controversies surrounding Tibet.

So tell me about your new book on happiness and meditation.

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Mon, 04/21/2008
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.KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan police clashed with Iranian forces at the southwestern border between the two countries, leaving one civilian dead and two Iranian officers wounded, officials said Sunday.

The incident in the village of Pul-e-Abreshum in Nimroz province happened Saturday after an Iranian patrol entered Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Afghan police dispatched a unit to the village and a gunbattle ensued. A teacher from the village was killed during the firefight, said provincial police chief Gen. Ayub Badakhshi.

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan police clashed with Iranian forces at the southwestern border between the two countries, leaving one civilian dead and two Iranian officers wounded, officials said Sunday. The incident in the village of Pul-e-Abreshum ...
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;HAVANA (AP) - First comes the stink of diesel, then a metallic roar, and finally a tower of black smoke that tells you the "camello" - the camel - has reached your stop.

These hulking 18-wheeled beasts, iron mutants made of two Soviet-era buses welded together on a flatbed and pulled by a separate cab, have long been Havana's public transport nightmare - bumpy, hot and jammed with up to 400 passengers at a time.

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HAVANA (AP) - First comes the stink of diesel, then a metallic roar, and finally a tower of black smoke that tells you the "camello" - the camel - has reached your stop. These hulking 18-wheeled beasts, iron mutants made of two Soviet-era ...
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.VIENNA, Austria (AP) - A 13-year-old schoolgirl in southern Austria celebrated the start of her spring break with a bottle of schnapps.

She ended up in intensive care.

In other countries across Europe, adolescents are making similar headlines for drinking themselves into a stupor, often passing out in the process.

And they're getting younger: A June 2006 European Union-commissioned report says nearly all 15- to 16-year-old European students have had alcohol at some point in their lives and, on average, now start when they're just 12 1/2 years old.

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VIENNA, Austria (AP) - A 13-year-old schoolgirl in southern Austria celebrated the start of her spring break with a bottle of schnapps. She ended up in intensive care. In other countries across Europe, adolescents are making similar headlines...
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More than 250,000 children have been adopted abroad over the past 30 years.
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Amber Wentzel moved to the United States when she was 13 months old.

She doesn't know much about India, her home country. If she were to visit, she said she'd look around wondering, "Is that my mom? Is that my dad?"

Kamini is her Indian name. As an adoptee, the family social science junior has never gone through major ethnicity or identity issues growing up in a Caucasian family.

But she hated when people asked if she knew her real parents.

"The parents I have aren't my fake parents," she said. "They are just as real."

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Amber Wentzel moved to the United States when she was 13 months old. She doesn't know much about India, her home country. If she were to visit, she said she'd look around wondering, "Is that my mom? Is that my dad?" Kamini is her Indian name...
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.MADRID, Spain (AP) - Pirates in the lawless Gulf of Aden fired on a Japanese oil tanker Monday, unleashing hundreds of gallons of fuel into the sea, a day after a Spanish tuna boat was hijacked using rocket-propelled grenades.

The attacks highlight an alarming increase in piracy by well-armed bandits, prompting international demands for better protection of the world's shipping lanes.

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Wed, 04/23/2008
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.CHICAGO (AP) - Nine people were killed in 36 shootings over the weekend in Chicago, reflecting what some community leaders say is a deadly breakdown in discipline among gang members after a crackdown over the past few years put many of their leaders behind bars.

"The older guys in the past looked out for the little ones. Now they're all locked up," said Nick Stames, a social studies teacher at Crane Tech High School on the city's gang-ridden West Side. "There's no sense of discipline in the projects. Everybody's doing their own thing."

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Eric Serverid was one of five American journalists who were honored on a stamp.
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What do Jesus, Malcolm X, Tinker Bell and University alumnus Eric Sevareid have in common?

They all have their own U.S. postage stamps. Sevareid's name was added to the list Tuesday when the U.S. Postal Service announced a series of five American journalist 42-cent stamps.

Sevareid, who was 79 when he died in 1992, grew up in rural North Dakota before attending the University. He graduated in 1935 with a political science degree.

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What do Jesus, Malcolm X, Tinker Bell and University alumnus Eric Sevareid have in common? They all have their own U.S. postage stamps. Sevareid's name was added to the list Tuesday when the U.S. Postal Service announced a series of five ...
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Wed, 04/23/2008
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.SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica (AP) - Costa Rica has rejected a political asylum request by a Colombian presidential confidante accused of having ties with right-wing paramilitaries.

The Foreign Ministry says that former Sen. Mario Uribe's request is inadmissible based on information shared with them by Colombian prosecutor. Uribe is a second cousin and close ally to Colombian President Álvaro Uribe.

Colombia's chief prosecutor ordered Mario Uribe's arrest on Tuesday, and the former senator immediately requested asylum at the Costa Rican embassy in Bogota.

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Wed, 04/23/2008
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>UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The conflict in Darfur is getting worse, with full deployment of a new peacekeeping force delayed until 2009 and no prospect of a political settlement for a war that has killed perhaps 300,000 people in five years, U.N. officials said Tuesday.

In grim reports to the Security Council, the United Nations aid chief and the representative of the peacekeeping mission said suffering in the Sudanese region is deteriorating. Tens of thousands more have been uprooted from their homes and food rations to the needy are about to be cut in half, they said.

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