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Senior monk arrested for raping minor girl in southern Vietnam

Can Tho police arrested a monk on Wednesday following a 14-year-old girl’s accusation that he raped her in a hotel room.

Stop exorcisms, stick to Buddhism, pagoda told

A pagoda in Quang Ninh Province has been sanctioned after a follower sparked outrage with comments linking a rape and murder to karma.

Woman’s karma comment puts pagoda practices in the dock

A northern Vietnam pagoda gets flak for paid exorcisms and propagating ‘superstitions’ after a follower blames murder on victim’s karma.
March 23, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Inside pagoda that keeps heart of Buddhist martyr who protested US-backed Saigon regime

Thich Quang Duc burned himself to death to protest Ngo Diem Diem's regime but his heart remained intact and did not burn.
December 28, 2017 | 03:22 pm GMT+7

South Korean monk sets himself on fire at anti-president rally

He reportedly left a note urging authorities to arrest the scandal-hit president for committing 'treason'.
January 08, 2017 | 04:57 pm GMT+7

Myanmar to deport Spanish tourist for Buddha tattoo

A Spanish tourist faces deportation from Myanmar over a Buddha leg tattoo that offended monks.
July 11, 2016 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Two Tibetans set themselves on fire: reports

Pair set themselves on fire to protest Beijing's ironclad control of the Himalayan region
March 04, 2016 | 01:30 pm GMT+7
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