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Holy rap! 'Funky' Japan monk gets grannies in a spin

Jun 15, 2018 - 7:25 PM

Akinobu Tatsumi Tatsumi isn't your typical Buddhist monk. He has long hair, tied in a ponytail, and fancies himself as a human beatbox – a genre also steeped in hip hop culture.

DOUBLE LIFE. Akinobu Tatsumi leads a double life -- as a Buddhist monk who preaches about DJing. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Facebook blacklists Myanmar hardline Buddhist group

Jun 07, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Facebook bans the Buddhist nationalist movement Ma Ba Tha from its platform, as well as a pair of prominent monks known for stoking hatred towards the Rohingya

BANNED. A man uses Facebook on a mobile phone in Yangon on June 7, 2018. Photo by  Ye Aung Thu/AFP

The week in photos: October 7-13, 2017

Oct 14, 2017 - 3:29 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

HARVEST. Belarusians harvesting cranberries at a farm in the village of Selishche, south of Minsk on October 9, 2017. Photo by Sergel Gapon/AFP

Peng T. Ong on the traits of a good investment

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:08 PM

How can startups catch the eye of big investors and venture capitalists?

Peng Ong: Open borders, lessons from China key to tech success

Jul 18, 2016 - 12:45 PM

A lot of what s boomed in China in terms of technology will also happen in Southeast Asia but the region needs to attract innovators from outside

Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh – police

May 14, 2016 - 1:21 PM

UPDATED It is the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities and secular activists in Bangladesh

EU slams Myanmar inter-marriage bill

Jul 10, 2015 - 4:18 AM

A draft of the bill published in December laid out a web of rules governing marriage between Buddhist women and men of other faiths

‘Facebook’ monk crowdsources for goodwill in Palawan

Apr 18, 2015 - 9:56 AM

In Puerto Princesa Palawan a Buddhist monk helps solve people’s problems by logging onto Facebook and finding connections

STUDENT AND MENTOR. Under Bhante’s guidance and encouragement, Rhodora would like to have a future wherein everyday, she is helping people who grew up in the same kind of poverty she did.

ZipMatch closes $2.5M in Series A funding

Mar 24, 2015 - 6:44 PM

This is the first investment in the Philippines of Singapore ­based venture capital firm Monk’s Hill Ventures

Manila invites monks to pray for killed Luneta hostages

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:17 PM

The Buddhist monks will pray at the Quirino Grandstand – the site of the hostage drama – for 12 hours on August 9 for the victims and for the greater good of the Philippines

Mob burns school in riot-hit Myanmar city

Jul 05, 2014 - 8:28 PM

Radical monks have been accused of whipping up religious tensions with fiery warnings that the country s main religion is under threat from Islam

DESTROYED. A general view shows a destroyed building at a cemetery after a riot on the outskirts of Mandalay, central Myanmar on July 5, 2014. Photo by AFP /Soe Than Win

Thailand's top Buddhist leader dies aged 100

Oct 25, 2013 - 12:04 AM

The revered Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara died of a blood infection following recent surgery for an intestinal infection

REVERED. Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Somdet Phra Sangharaja turned 100 on October 3 and is considered the longest living Supreme Patriarch in Thai history. Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/Agence France-Presse

Senior Scottish bishop sorry over sex claims

Aug 05, 2013 - 8:56 AM

A senior Scottish bishop apologizes on behalf of the Catholic church over claims of physical and sexual abuse at one of Scotland s best known boarding schools

Thich Nhat Hanh: 'Peace is every breath'

May 15, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Our spiritual practice can be there at any moment as we cultivate the energy of mindfulness and concentration

PEACE IS EVERY BREATH. Thich Nhat Hanh's meditative calligraphy. Image courtesy of Rina Angela Corpus

Mariko Jacinto: Picturing parties

Apr 19, 2013 - 6:26 PM

Mariko gifts us with an understated spiritual eyesight amidst the delusions behind social shindigs in all their short lived luster

HIGHLIFE. Glimpses of high society parties are depicted in Mariko Jacinto's artwork. All photos from Mariko Jacinto's Facebook page

Swiss footballer is 2nd athlete sent home for racist tweet

Jul 31, 2012 - 11:37 AM

Michel Morganella of the Swiss football team becomes the second athlete sent home from the Olympics after posting racist tweets towards South Koreans