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 ...

Alleged London attacker was a known radical Islamist

One of the men believed to have carried out the deadly weekend attack in central London was a known radical Islamist who was filmed unfurling a black flag resem...

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...

Young Nebraska priests' chants become best-selling album

DENTON, Neb. (AP) — At the sound of a tap, dozens of young men clad in black cassocks and white surplices rise from kneeling positions to watch two of their brother priests begin a chant. ...

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...

Farce of fury: Boxer KO's 'Wudang kung fu master' in 7 seconds flat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Another fake kung fu fighter met his match when he was knocked out by a boxer within seven seconds on May 4, a few days after the infamous match between an MMA gym owner and se...

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. ...

Body of 85-year-old climber recovered from Everest, cremated

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The body of an 85-year-old climber who died attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to scale Mount Everest was flown to Kathmandu where family and supporters held a...

Family holds funeral for Swiss climber Ueli Steck in Nepal

GENEVA (AP) — The family of famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck has held a funeral ceremony in Nepal following his death in a still-unexplained mountaineering accident near Mount Everest. ...

Yangon protesters force closure of Muslim schools in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks and their supporters have forced the closing of two Muslim schools in Yangon, Myanmar's biggest city, in a reminder that religious strife remain...

Yangon mob forces closure of Muslim schools in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks and their supporters have forced the closing of two Muslim schools in Yangon, Myanmar's biggest city, in a reminder that religious strife remain...

Egypt police: Militant involved in monastery attack killed

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police have tracked and killed one of the militants involved in an attack on a checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, the Interior Ministry said on Wedne...

Plant butchers use charcuterie techniques, mimic meat flavor

MIAMI (AP) — When Ryan Bauhaus first experimented with faux meats, he fixated on recreating that taste of blood, settling on a tomato paste blend to mimic the acidic, iron flavor. For the fat, Bauhaus...