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Special Report: Thailand celebrates 2,600th anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment

Vesak day generally commemorates the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Lord Buddha. However, Vesak 2012, which falls on June 4, holds a special...

Diana Group hosts ‘mind healing’ program for flood victims

The Diana Group hosted a “mind healing project” to help ease the stress of Thai flood victims and others concerned about the crisis....

Sattahip marks end of Buddhist Lent

Sattahip Buddhists marked the end of three months of Buddhist Lent with merit making ceremonies and re-enactments of Lord Buddha’s return to earth...

Thailand, Cambodia join ‘Dhamma Yatra’ call for peace

SA KAEO, May 16 -- A Thai Buddhist group and its Cambodian counterpart joined with 'Dhamma Yatra' Buddhist pilgrims to urge their ...

Pattaya celebrates Makha Bucha Day

Pattaya Buddhists turned out at temples throughout the area to celebrate Makha Bucha Day on Friday. Wat Chaimongkol temple...

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Conflict in Syria may affect Thai economy

Bangkok - An academic at Thailand's Rangsit University, Anusorn Thamjai, says the US, UK and French air strikes on Syria could drive up crude...

Philippines to shut polluted isle Duterte called a cesspool

Manila, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the closure of the tourist destination of Boracay for up to six months after...

Ohtani’s electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan

Tokyo (AP) — Shohei Ohtani's games are shown live in the morning by national broadcaster NHK. For the rest of the day, talk shows...

Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication

Maiduguri, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists made Imana Alhaji Gana's village in northeastern Nigeria too dangerous for health workers to vaccinate against polio. Now...

Tour company boss arrested for selling fake packages

Bangkok - Police have arrested the owner of tour company Thai Alpha Andaman for offering fake tour packages to tourists, causing some 10 million...

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