Category Archives: Breaking News

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Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, author, dies at 59

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, the author of many highly-praised academic works on Western esotericism, has died at the age of 59. Hereward Tilton (University of Exeter) and Wouter Hanegraaff (President of ESSWE)…

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Tibetan Buddhist dies as anti-occupation protests continue

A Buddhist monk named Tashi, 21, died of severe burns to his body after he self-immolated at an anti-Chinese occupation protest on 13 August 2012 in Ngaba County, Tibet. Tashi…

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Olympians seeks strength through Buddhist meditation

Most Ven Bogoda Seelawimala Thera is in charge of the Buddhist shrine at the London Olympics. He provides spiritual guidance to the 500 Buddhist athletes that are competing in 2012,…

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Buddhist faces beheading for prayer in Saudi Arabia

A Sri Lankan domestic worker in Saudi Arabia has been arrested by the Umulmahami Police for worshipping before a picture of the Buddha. Sri Lanka’s Buddhist Ministry, Bodu Bala Sena,…

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Tibetans continue protests against China despite crackdowns

On July 17, Lobsang Lobzin, an 18-year-old Tibetan monk set himself on fire inside Tsodun Kirti Monastery in Barkham County, eastern Tibet. This was his protest against China’s occupation of…

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Asia’s unwanted Muslims

Denied citizenship in Myanmar, Rohingya Muslims have been streaming out of the country to seek refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. Yet, the future of Asia’s unwanted Muslims, and, consequently, of the…

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Is Shia Islam under attack?

Shiism, the largest Islamic denomination after Sunni Islam, has long been forced to take a second class position in Sunni states such as Saudi Arabia and secular, communist-inspired regimes, such…

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Buddhists protest nuclear power in Japan

After a 15-month compulsory shut down, nuclear reactors at the Oi power plant in Western Japan have been coming back online. But the move is causing controversy, and anti-nuclear demonstrations…

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Hezbollah condemns arrest of Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia

Lebanese Shia militia Hezbollah (the “Party of God”) condemned the arrest of a high profile Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. In a statement, Hezbollah said that Sheikh Nimr…