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Tuesday 30 April 2013
Reports of armed gangs and looting after a Muslim woman apparently bumped into a Buddhist monk
Monday 22 April 2013
Human Rights Watch says EU sanctions against Burma should not be lifted yet
Sunday 21 April 2013
China is struggling to get its estimated 100 million religious believers to banish superstitious beliefs about things like sickness and death, the country's top religious affairs official told a state-run newspaper.
Thursday 18 April 2013
Teresa Solana is already known to us, as are her terrible twins, through two previous crime novels. Again translated by Peter Bush, The Sound of One Hand Killing is, however, the first in the series in which Solana and her twin Barcelona private eyes, Borja ("Pep") and Eduard Masdeu, actually meet on the page.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
The European Union is expected to lift all sanctions on Burma next week, except for an arms embargo, in recognition of the “remarkable process of reform” in the country, a document obtained by Reuters has shown.
Sunday 14 April 2013
A Nepalese man has set a world record for the longest broadcast by a television presenter after remaining on air for 62 hours and 12 minutes.
'They stood shouting at us to come out and be killed': Anti-Muslim violence in central Burma has left thousands of people homeless
Tuesday 09 April 2013
In a wilderness of scorched rubble and twisted corrugated iron, a woman with wilted jasmine flowers in her hair was trying to locate what was left of her life. Ma Khin Aye lost her home and all her possessions when an anti-Muslim mob – including Buddhist neighbours with whom she had been friendly for years – set fire to it, along with all the others in the block in the central Burmese city of Meiktila. Armed with sticks and iron bars they then stood in the street, threatening to murder the terrified residents as they fled.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
A fire engulfed a mosque housing orphans in Burma's largest city this morning, killing at least 13 children in the blaze that police blamed on an electrical fault.
Sunday 24 March 2013
The Burmese army took control of a ruined city yesterday, imposing a tense calm after clashes between Buddhists and Muslims left piles of corpses in the streets and buildings ablaze in the worst bloodshed to hit the South-east Asian nation this year.
Friday 22 March 2013
Burma declared a state of emergency in the central city of Meiktila today after sectarian violence left at least 20 dead, reinforcing fears that the newly democratic country is struggling to contain simmering hatred between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims.
Saturday 16 March 2013
Who knew that Uma Thurman's father was the first Westerner ever to become a Buddhist monk? He popularised the faith in the US long before Richard Gere leapt aboard the saffron bandwagon.
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Country singer Mindy found dead
Monday 18 February 2013
PM puts freeze on ice cream spending
Friday 25 January 2013
Given his patience and mastery of inner peace, the Dalai Lama has some of the attributes required to be an excellent test cricketer.
People of the same religious faith will help each other more, but religious people are no more unselfish than non-believers
Monday 21 January 2013
Love thy neighbour, but only if he’s one of us, appears to be the message.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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