35 houses and 12 shops destroyed before calm was restored
Two teenagers and 29-year-old man killed after military intervention
The anti-Muslim campaigner blames ‘extremists’ as tensions mount
Yoshida was widely praised for staying in post and limiting the impact of the nuclear disaster
The pressure is on as nine million students compete for a place in the nation’s elite
45 left dead but tropical storm misses 100,000-strong refugee camp in Burma by some distance
Reports of armed gangs and looting after a Muslim woman apparently bumped into a Buddhist monk
Human Rights Watch says EU sanctions against Burma should not be lifted yet
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.
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.
Given his patience and mastery of inner peace, the Dalai Lama has some of the attributes required to be an excellent test cricketer.
Mariko Mori draws on the spiritual traditions of her native Japan and the mass-produced materials of the West to give her work an ethereal quality. Her new show at the Royal Academy leaves Adrian Hamilton entranced
Aung San Suu Kyi and others accused of failing to speak out against persecution
In 1938 a team of Nazi scientists, funded by Heinrich Himmler went looting in Tibet, where Himmler believed the Aryan race originated.
They suffer appalling violence and discrimination, but so far Aung San Suu Kyi has been notably silent on their plight
International action is urgently required to save the world's imperilled historic shipwrecks from the ravages of commercial fishing, experts have warned.