Cambodian widow marries a cow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 74-year-old Cambodian woman recently married a 5-month-old cow because she believes the calf is her reincarnated husband, Vocativ reported. Khim Hang, who lives ...

Thimphu to host Mountain Echoes Literary festival

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) -- The happiest country in the world, the mountainous Bhutan, will host the eighth edition of a global literary festival in its capital Thimphu, from August 25 to 27. ...

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...

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&...

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 ...

Techno-infused opera about Steve Jobs gets new backers

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A techno-infused opera about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has earned the financial backing of opera companies in San Francisco and Seattle, ensuring the musical medita...

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. ...

Anger grows in South Korea over US anti-missile system

SEONGJU, South Korea (AP) — The anger is palpable on a narrow road that cuts through a South Korean village where about 170 people live between green hills dotted with cottages and melon fields. It's ...

Concern over delayed sprouting of sacred Buddhist Bodhi tree

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) --The legendary Mahabodhi tree, the Sacred Fig (Ficus religiosa) at Bodh Gaya in the Indian state of Bihar, the most important of the four Buddhist pilgrimage si...

Dalai Lama praises Taiwan for preserving Chinese culture

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) - Tibetan Buddhist leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, has praised Taiwan for preserving Chinese culture. He felt China needed another cultural revolution based on compassion and not ...

Dalai Lama says it's for people to decide fate of his office

GAUHATI, India (AP) — The exiled Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader says it's up to his followers to decide whether the office of the Dalai Lama exists in the future. In a speech to t...

Ignoring China’s objection, Dalai Lama begins Arunachal visit

New Delhi (Taiwan News) -- Tibetan spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, on Tuesday began his one-week-long visit to Arunachal Pradesh, India’s eastern-most state, which China claims to be a pa...