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Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand's deep south

Bangkok - Gunmen in Thailand's deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said Saturday, capping a week of deadly violence as the prime minister vowed to "punish" those responsible.

Vatican recognises French monks killed in Algeria as martyrs

Vatican City - The Vatican on Saturday declared seven French Trappist monks beheaded by Islamists in Algeria in 1996 as martyrs, paving the way for their beatification -- the first step towards sainthood.

Brews brothers: Norman monks revive ancient beer tradition

Saint-wandrille-ran - Behind the centuries-old stone walls of a Benedictine monastery in northern France, monks are busy bringing a long-lost tradition back to life.

Tibetan Bazaar held in conjunction with Dalai Lama events at UA Special

Fayetteville - A Tibetan Bazaar was held at “The Gardens” area of the University of Arkansas campus near where His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke at two events on March 11 and featured jewelry, music, ritual and meditation objects, healing mantra banners, and more.

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.

Nuns and monks frisked as security surrounds Pope

Security surrounding Pope Benedict XVI as he begins the second day of his four-day UK visit has meant that nuns and monks are being frisked by police.

PETA accuses monks of being unchristian farmers

The animal activist group PETA has taken issue with a New Brunswick monastery over how the monks are caring for the livestock on the monastery's farm.

China blocks YouTube video of beaten Tibetans

A video was posted recently showing Chinese soldiers beating monks and other Tibetans. The government retaliates by blocking YouTube in China.

Did Medieval Monks Get Poisoned While Writing The Bible?

Writing biblical texts may have exposed monks to mercury poisoning reveals a study due to be published in the August issue of Journal of Archaeological Science.

Angry Monks at Important Temple Protest in Tibet

The simmering political ­tensions in Tibet burst into the open on Thursday in one of Lhasa’s most important ­temples when a group of 30 Buddhist monks interrupted a government-­organised visit by international journalists to complain about freedom.

Shops Are On Fire In Tibet

Monk-led protests in Lhasa, Tibet, are turning violent. Shops are on fire, according to a report just out by the BBC. Chinese state media are quoted as saying that street protests are gathering momentum.

Record Label Looks For New Boy Band - Only Monks Need Apply

Calling all monks - if you are wishing you were in a recording studio instead of a monastery, then look not further - a recording label is urgently looking for a group of monks to record an album for them, according to BBC News

Monks March Throughout Burma Once Again

It’s been about one month since the bloody, violent, and brutal suppression of the pro-democracy protests at the hands of Burma’s military regime. Now, over a hundred monks march throughout the country again.

Day of International Action for a Free Burma

The brutal crackdown by the government of Burma on protesting Buddhist monks has sparked worldwide interest. On Saturday, October 6th marches will be held in dozens of cities around the world to support the monks.

ROUNDUP: Myanmar's monk-led rebellion gains pace

Tens of thousands of Buddhist monks and their laymen supporters marched through the streets on Yangon Monday in the largest demonstration march against Myanmar's military regime in nearly two decades.

Myanmar's protesting monks ordered to return to temples

Myanmar's military-controlled Buddhist clergy, the Sangha Nayaka Committee, on Monday instructed all temples in Yangon to send visiting monks back to their townships in an effort to put an end to the anti-government marches in the capital.

Op-Ed: Burma - monks’ habit of protest making some progress; march to Suu Kyi home

The monks are currently into their sixth day of protest in “Myanmar”, aka Burma. The country is run by a military junta, and has been going straight backwards in any imaginable context since they took over.

The Secret History Of The Pretzel

What do we really know about pretzels? Not much. They are salty, twisted, sometimes soft. Here I shall give you the secret history of the pretzel. Try not to get bent out of shape.

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.

Tough-Love remedy for an unruly teen : Two years. With monks. in Cambodia

Chou Sa-Ngoun's teenage son was skipping school for weeks at a time, using drugs, getting arrested, staying out all night, hanging out with the wrong kids.

Himalayan Kingdom Bhutan Opens To Individual Tourists

THIMPHU - The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, after being closed to the outside world for centuries, is cautiously opening up to individual tourists. Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom squeezed between China and India, opened its door to tour groups in 1974, r...

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