High-profile monk co-founded the the Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland
The six authors shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction are all of different nationalities for the first time in the prestigious literary award’s history, with Zimbabwe making its debut in the shape of NoViolet Bulawayo.
The prime-minister elect of Australia, Tony Abbott, a fitness nut, donned his helmet and headed out for an early cycle on the first morning after his Liberal National coalition won a majority of 30 seats in yesterday's election. Our editorial from Friday pointed out some of the new leader's other hobbies (cracking down on immigration, pooh-pooing climate change) and we've got a report on the shape his initial policy plans are taking. But what else do you need to know about the London-born Abbott?
35 houses and 12 shops destroyed before calm was restored
Monks refusing to obey an eviction order hurled Molotov cocktails at bailiffs who were trying to bulldoze their way into a monastic sanctuary in Mount Athos, northern Greece on Monday morning.
Wynton Marsalis is playing six almost instantly sold-out sets over three nights in London, one of them marking the Ronnie Scott’s club’s first venture into opera-style live streaming, to sate the massive imbalance between Marsalis supply and demand.
The anti-Muslim campaigner blames ‘extremists’ as tensions mount
Scones with jam and cream are a British institution and people from Cornwall and Devon each claim the cream tea its own. But the Cornish believe they have the might of mathematical reasoning behind them.
The Dalai Lama's Tibetan monks brought an oasis of calm to the chaos of Glastonbury Festival with a chanting session.
A former resident academic on Channel 4's popular archaeology show Time Team has died at the age of 66.
Plans will cut water supply to abbey where Belgian monks brew prized Rochefort ale
A group of Buddhist monks have become the subject of complaints after videos of them on a private jet, wearing aviators and listening to personal headphones emerged on Youtube.
Learn about life in the Swiss mountains with the new BaseCamp package at Nira Alpina (00 41 081 838 6969; niraalpina.com). Keep all the family amused on a summer break at this designer hotel in St Moritz, in the Engadine Valley, with workshops for children on edible mountain plants, how to milk cows and make cheese, and active pursuits including kite-surfing, climbing and sailing. From Sfr875 (£606)pp for five nights' B&B, picnic two guided hiking tours, plus other trips and treats. Children aged under 12 can stay free of charge in their parents' room. International travel costs extra. Departures are between 15 June and 13 October.
Former Hear'Say star Danny Foster said he turned to drink after the failure of the group before he was saved by a Hare Krishna monk
Reports of armed gangs and looting after a Muslim woman apparently bumped into a Buddhist monk
Powell says officials 'lacks the skills for coping with a modern society'