The monk with a camera

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Born into a wealthy family and a son of an American diplomat, he is now the first Tibetan monk photographer from the west. Nicholas Vreeland is the son of an Ameri...

Myanmar court gives exorcist death for killing children

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar has sentenced to death a self-styled exorcist for killing three children during a ritual he carried out after telling their parents their offspring were posse...

Bomb planted in road kills 6 soldiers in southern Thailand

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A bomb planted in a dirt road has killed six soldiers in southern Thailand, in what apparently was an attack by Muslim separatists in an insurgency that has cost more than 6,5...

Dalai Lama: Modern education needs to focus on compassion

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Dalai Lama says modern education is falling short on its responsibility to teach compassion. The 81-year-old Buddhist monk spoke Friday to a crowd of about 25,00...

AP WAS THERE: The 1967 Summer of Love in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Flower Children climbed a mountain, swarmed a polo field and crowded a beach to welcome the arrival of their "summer of love." "A solstice happening," one be...

Elephant in Buddhist procession kills monk in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police say an elephant that was part of a Buddhist procession has attacked and killed a monk in Sri Lanka. Police spokesman Priyantha Jayakody said three el...

Cremations held for victims of Myanmar military plane crash

DAWEI, Myanmar (AP) — Grieving relatives gathered Friday at a cremation ceremony for victims of the crash of a Myanmar military plane that was carrying 122 people when it plunged into the Andaman Sea....

Nutty nun sacks trashman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Last week a video surfaced of a Buddhist nun in Citong Township of Yunlin County savagely smashing a sanitation worker with a sack of garbage after he rejected her bag of ...

Nationalist Buddhist group gathers in Myanmar despite ban

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thousands of Buddhist monks, nuns and supporters of an ultranationalist Buddhist group gathered at an annual conference on the outskirts of Myanmar's biggest city on Saturday de...

2 army rangers killed in troubled southern Thailand

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police say attackers in Thailand's restive south have fatally shot two army rangers at close range. The attack happened Tuesday in Yala, one of three souther...

Dalai Lama may pick his successor soon

New Delhi (Taiwan News) -- The Tibetan Buddhist head the 14th Dalai Lama will pick his successor "soon," President of the Tibetan government-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said, denying China&...

3 years after coup, Thailand sees sporadic, unnerving unrest

BANGKOK (AP) — Three years after military leaders overthrew a democratically elected government in Thailand, the country is sputtering economically, watched closely for its crackdown on political free...

Bodies of Cambodian soldiers killed in Africa return home

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Tears were shed and the sounds of cries were heard from the families of four Cambodian soldiers who were killed by a Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic e...

China conducts demolitions at Tibetan Buddhist study site

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities in southwestern Sichuan province have evicted followers and razed scores of homes at one of the world's largest centers of Tibetan Buddhist learning in a months-long...

Lumbini-Mt Everest marathon to promote sports tourism, spread Buddha's message of peace

New Delhi (Taiwan News) -- The land of Himalayas, Nepal, has organized a marathon run from Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, to Mount Everest to promote sports tourism in the country. It was al...