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Dungeons and dragons: Thai temples put quirky spin on Buddhism

September 15, 2020 2:32 PM

CHON BURI, THAILAND (AFP) - A dragon encircles a tower, wretched souls face torture, superheroes scale a mosaic wall - these may seem like scenes from a half-remembered dream, but are in fact famed Thai temples.

Myanmar's upcycling monk leads push to cut plastic waste

September 10, 2020 11:27 AM

YANGON (REUTERS) - When a prominent Buddhist monk in Myanmar noticed a surge in plastic waste generated by residents in his Yangon neighbourhood during the pandemic, he decided to do something about it.

Dalai Lama, 83, hospitalised with chest infection

April 10, 2019 1:56 AM

MUMBAI (REUTERS) - Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was admitted to a New Delhi hospital on Tuesday (April 9) with chest infection, an aide said, adding that the 83-year-old Buddhist monk was stable.

Indonesian government fixes misspelling of 'Buddha'

March 29, 2019 12:17 PM

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - After decades, the government has corrected a misspelling of Buddhism, which was previously spelled as "Budha" on identity cards (KTPs) instead of the correct Indonesian spelling of "Buddha".

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