Buddhism

A women fights back tears at a memorial along Yonge Street, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Toronto, the day after a driver drove a van down sidewalks, striking and killing numerous pedestrians in his path. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 12:44 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The latest on a van attack in Toronto which killed 10 people and injured 14 (all times local): 12:30 a.m. A Buddhist temple in Toronto has identified one of the victims of Monday's van attack as Renuka Amarasinghe (am-uh-ruh-SEEN'-yuh). Mahavihara Buddhist Meditation Centre chief...
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In this April 14, 2018, photo provided by Myanmar Government Information Committee, Myanmar immigration officials examine documents as a Rohingya family of five look on at a receiving center in Taung Pyo, Letwe, northern Rakhine state. Myanmar has accepted what appears to be the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled military-led violence against the minority group, even though the U.N. says it is not yet safe for them to return home. (Myanmar Government Information Committee via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 1:58 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh on Monday rejected a claim by Myanmar that the Buddhist-majority nation had repatriated the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to the neighboring country to escape military-led violence against the minority group. A Myanmar government...
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Myanmar’s Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye arrives at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. About 700,000 Rohingya who face severe discrimination in Myanmar have fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape a brutal army counterinsurgency campaign. Efforts are underway to arrange their return. (AP Photo/Suzauddin Rubel)
April 11, 2018 - 10:00 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Myanmar Cabinet minister on Wednesday visited a sprawling refugee camp in Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslims, who described the violence that forced them to flee Myanmar and presented a list of demands for their repatriation. Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye met with...
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April 11, 2018 - 6:50 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is urging Buddhists to work with Christians to combat corruption, saying corrupt political, business and religious leaders put lives at risk, damage the environment and threaten governance. The Vatican's interreligious dialogue office issued a message to Buddhists to...
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Mohamed Ramzeen makes a call from his mobile phone standing in his vandalized small restaurant in Pilimathalawa, Sri Lanka, Thursday, March 8, 2018. About 50 people broke into Ramzeen's small restaurant on Wednesday night while the curfew was in effect, destroying nearly everything they found, he said. Buddhist mobs swept through Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka's central hills, destroying stores and restaurants despite a curfew, a state of emergency and a heavy deployment of security forces. (AP Photo/ Bharatha Mallawarachchi)
March 08, 2018 - 8:36 am
KANDY, Sri Lanka (AP) — Buddhist mobs swept through Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka's central hills, destroying stores and restaurants and setting homes on fire despite a curfew, a state of emergency and a heavy deployment of security forces, residents said Thursday. In the small town of...
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Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar's Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh's president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (AP Photo)
February 16, 2018 - 11:39 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh Cabinet minister gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to his Myanmar counterpart on Friday to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November agreement between the two countries. Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said list contained the...
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February 14, 2018 - 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers lashed out Wednesday at Mercedes-Benz for apologizing in China for quoting Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in a social media post. Sen. Marco Rubio complained that many major companies "are increasingly prepared to toe Beijing's line." Rep. Chris...
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In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, photo, a newly arrived Rohingya refugee mother feeds her daughter at a transit camp in Nayaprar refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Thomas MacManus, a specialist in international state crimes, says tightened curfews in Rakhine state meant people couldn’t harvest shrimp or rice, tend to their cattle, gather firewood or fish. Since August, an almost 24-hour-a-day curfew means no one is leaving their villages, he said. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 07, 2018 - 5:29 pm
NAYAPARA REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time. First, soldiers stopped the Rohingya Muslim from walking three hours to the forest for the firewood he sold to feed his family. Then Buddhist neighbors and seven soldiers...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, photo, Abdul Gaffar, 50, who has repatriated two times, sits in his small kiosk at BaluKhali refugee camp 50 kilometers (32 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Rohingya refugees who fled persecution and violence in Myanmar say some of them had fled and returned home several times over past decades, and they’re in no mood to repatriate again. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 24, 2018 - 11:58 am
KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Mohammad Younus is a refugee for the second time. The 30-year-old Rohingya Muslim, who has been slowly rebuilding a shadow of a normal life in a sprawling and squalid refugee camp in Bangladesh, is in no mood to return home to Myanmar. After Myanmar...
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In this Jan. 21, 2018, photo, Rohingya refugees who are being relocated from a camp near the Bangladesh Myanmar border arrive at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (31 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. With the first repatriations of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar just days away, and more than 1 million living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, international aid workers, local officials and the refugees say preparations have barely begun and most refugees would rather contend with the squalor of the camps than the dangers they could face if they return home. It's unclear if more than a handful of Rohingya will even be willing to go home. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 22, 2018 - 2:56 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. "The main thing is that...
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