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...

Book on Bodhgaya released

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) -- A coffee table book, titled 'Bodhgaya: The Land of Enlightenment' was released on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, by Bihar state Governor Ram Nath Ko...

India's Modi emphasizes links with Sri Lanka to deepen ties

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — India's prime minister emphasized common heritage with Sri Lanka on Friday as he tries to woo the island neighbor that's become an important cog in China's plans for control ...

India PM arrives in Sri Lanka for UN Buddhist celebration

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sri Lanka on Thursday to attend a U.N. celebration of Buddha's birth and hold talks with leaders of the island nation. ...

Photo of the Day: General Zhou Cang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) A statue of General Zhou Cang (周倉), a character from the "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" who has been deified, stands in the foreground with a statue of another figure f...

Myanmar police fire warning shots after religious tension

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar's main city fired warning shots overnight to break up a confrontation between dozens of Buddhists and Muslims that left at least one person injured. ...

Wasp nests removed in Sri Lanka ahead of Indian PM visit

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities have removed thousands of wasps from a tea growing region ahead of a visit this week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After a ...

Car bomb in Thailand's Muslim-dominated south wounds over 50

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected insurgents detonated a car bomb Tuesday outside a busy shopping center in southern Thailand, wounding more than 50 people in a huge blast that ripped the building ap...

India has taught me patience: Karmapa

DELHI (Taiwan News) -- For the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, India has a special place as it helped him gain in many ways particularly in developing his spiritual powers including patience. ...

Photo of the Day: Thanking Buddha and Mom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than 500 young volunteers from Taiwan and abroad rehearsed a drum show on the steps of Taipei's Chang Kai-shek Memorial Hall on May 8. held by the Buddhist C...