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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.

In Hanoi, people queue outside gold shops on God of Wealth Day

In Hanoi, people have been queuing up since early morning Thursday to buy gold on the God of Wealth Day.
February 14, 2019 | 02:37 pm GMT+7

Two snakes and an abandoned grave show how quickly worshippers gather in Vietnam

Thousands of people have gathered to bow to the snakes and give them over $8,800 in offerings, acts described by officials as 'superstitious.'
March 03, 2018 | 08:36 am GMT+7

Vietnamese religious group pours water on paper burning ritual

Millions of dollars go up in smoke each year as people try to send their dead relatives gifts for the afterlife.
February 23, 2018 | 04:19 pm GMT+7

Should fortune telling in Vietnam become a thing of the past?

The murder of a baby allegedly prompted by a fortune teller's readings of the family's future has shocked the nation.
December 01, 2017 | 07:28 pm GMT+7

Ghosts make audacious break-out from gates of hell

Tread carefully this month in Vietnam if you don't want to end up in bed with an evil spirit.
August 04, 2016 | 02:18 pm GMT+7

Superstition meets tradition: what not to do before an exam

The clock is ticking for high school seniors in Vietnam as they enter the last big test: the infamous college entrance exam. Admit it, studying alone will not get you a place at your dream school. But fear not, we Vietnamese students have plenty of ways to get lucky.
July 01, 2016 | 07:40 pm GMT+7

Mother and friends strangle son to death during ritual

A mother in Ho Chi Minh City and four friends strangled her 15-year-old boy to death during a ritual held to treat the child’s depression.
May 10, 2016 | 09:24 am GMT+7
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