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Death toll reaches 16 in bombing at Hindu shrine in Bangkok

Bangkok - Sixteen people were killed and more than 80 injured Monday when a bomb exploded near a Hindu shrine in central Bangkok, authorities in Thailand are reporting.

Buddhist terrorists incite mob against Sri Lankan Muslims

Aluthgama - Clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Sri Lanka were reportedly incited by monks associated with the Bodu Bala Sena, a terrorist organization that seeks to maintain Sinhalese Buddhist prominence on the island.

Video: Thai Buddhist 'jet-set monk' hunted for criminal charges

Thai monk Luang Pu Nenkham is wanted on criminal charges such as rape, having sex with a minor and drug trafficking. He attracted attention after a viral video showed him on a private jet wearing sunglasses and carrying Louis Vuitton bag.

Buddhist monastery protects Muslim refugees in Myanmar

More than a thousand Muslims are sheltering in a Buddhist monastery in Myanmar's northeastern town of Lashio after violence that killed one person and burned down Muslim properties.

Religious composition of the US House & Senate revealed

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released a new analysis that says that the number of the 113th US Congress not identifying with a specific religions faith is larger than compared to the previous US Congresses.

Video: 'Saint Young Men' teaser trailer

Two teaser trailers have been released for the 2013 anime film called "Saint Young Men" which is based off the manga of the same name. This story gives a humorous possibility of Jesus Christ and Buddha existing in modern day Japan.

Buddhist temples and homes burnt in Bangladesh

Members of the Muslim majority in Bangladesh have destroyed temples and homes belonging to the Buddhist minority, so far none have been killed.

Tensions in Tibet rise after 2 killed protecting Buddhist monks Special

Pretoria - Tensions in northern Tibet have increased to ‘critical’ levels following the beating to death of two elderly Tibetans by Chinese police after a government crackdown on a monastery where a young Tibetan monk had set himself on fire.

Hillary Clinton: Religious freedom is under threat

Washington - Responding to the U.S. State Department’s Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says "religious freedom is under threat."

Over 1,000 aborted fetuses uncovered in Bangkok temple

A macabre collection of well over 1,500 fetuses have now been discovered in two raids this week at the morgue of a Thai Buddhist temple in an outlying district of Bangkok.

Rare Buddhist Flower Sprouts in Washing Machine

Would you like to get rich? For two consecutive years, Udumbara thought to bring good fortune blossomed in a clothes drying rack in China. The legendary tiny flower was also found sprouting in such places like Los Angeles, Australia and Korea.

300,000 Stray Dogs Roam the Streets of Bangkok

The capital city of Thailand has seen its fair share of difficult situations over the years, from colonization to child sex trade workers. Today Bangkok faces another struggle -- 300 000 stray dogs roam the streets of the nation's capital.

Golden Child Turns Back On Buddhism

Osel Hita Torres, 24, the boy that the Dalai Lama has hand-picked as a reincarnation of a spiritual leader has turned his back on the Buddhist order.

The Newest Living Goddess Was Appointed On Tuesday In Nepal

Matani Shakya, 3, of Nepal is the newest living goddess. The toddler was approved by priests and President Ram Baran Yadav in a centuries-old tradition on Tuesday.

Where Is Your Piece of The Pie?

While all the forms of Christianity make up the largest single religion only 1/3 of the world's population is Christian. Believe it or not the third largest grouping of the world's population are secular.

Only Buddhist Prep School in America Graduates First Seniors

The Pacific Buddhist Academy is graduating its first crop of seniors this Friday. Located in Honolulu, the Academy is the only Buddhist prep school in the country.

Ants Test Nonviolence of Buddhist Monks

Buddhist monks, who are bound by faith to nonviolence, are grappling with how to rid a temple of a severe ant infestation without killing the insects.

Buddhist congresswoman sworn in with no book

Rep. Mazie Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat who was raised in the Buddhist tradition said, "I don't have a book.But I certainly believe in the precepts of Buddhism and that of tolerance of other religions and integrity and honesty."

Buddhist Youth Marrying in Droves Before Year of Pig 2007

Beware -- 2007 is supposed to be a real oinker, the "Year of the Pig." If you are Buddhist, book your wedding early. Then just sit on your arse and meditate for a year until the bad vibes go away.

Buddhist Art Revives Sleepy Silk Road Oasis

DUNHUANG, CHINA (dpa) - Flying asparas, the Buddhist equivalent of angels, are back in vogue in China. They decorate everything from T- shirts to ice-cream wrappers and have even inspired fashion designers and theatre producers. The popularity of th...

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RELIGIOUS: The Erawan shrine in central Bangkok was damaged Monday by an explosion that killed 22 an...
RELIGIOUS: The Erawan shrine in central Bangkok was damaged Monday by an explosion that killed 22 and injured more than 100.
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Around 1 200 Muslims are sheltering in a Buddhist monastery in Myanmar s northeastern town of Lashio...
Around 1,200 Muslims are sheltering in a Buddhist monastery in Myanmar's northeastern town of Lashio .
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Bangkok Thai Temple
Members of the Lamrim Buddhist Centre pray for the Dalai Lama.
Members of the Lamrim Buddhist Centre pray for the Dalai Lama.
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Muslims refugee in Buddhist monastery
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Buddhist monks welcoming Muslims refugee
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the Face of Buddhist Terror
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