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The Death of an Unarmed Veteran: The friends and family of a South Asian American Gulf War veteran say they want to know why the 43-year-old was killed by police in California last weekend. About 200 people gathered outside the Deshmesh Darbar Sikh Temple in Lodi, California to remember Parminder Singh Shergill, who had a long history of mental disorders. Officials say Shergill charged at officers with a knife, but a private investigator hired by his family and several witnesses say he was unarmed at the time of his death.
Lodi police released the names of the two officers involved in the shooting, both are veteran officers with more than a decade of experience on the police force. For more on Shergill, check out this Sacramento Bee profile. (RecordNet)
The Mahatma’s Growing Popularity in China: Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography — The Story of My Experiments With Truth — is about to be translated into Mandarin. Dr. Huang Yinghong of Sun Yat-Sen University says he and his colleagues will also translate 50 of Gandhi’s speeches. The BBC examines China’s growing interest in Gandhi in this interesting piece. (BBC)
The Dalai Lama Says He is a ‘Son of India’: Speaking to reporters in Guhuwati, India, the Tibetan leader said this about his time in exile: “A total of 54 years I am having Indian rice, chapati, tea. Now I consider myself as the son of India, son of the soil… I am very happy.” (Times of India)