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Religious affairs committee in Gia Lai pays pre-Tet visit to Buddhist leader

Local authorities of Kien Giang, Dong Thap & Can Tho city hold exchange meetings with religious dignitaries

Local authorities extend Tet greetings to religious followers

Religious dignitaries attend exchange meeting with provincial government of Tay Ninh

Da Nang municipal authorities held exchange meeting with local religious dignitaries

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Russia foils Daesh plots to attack intelligence officers, civilians in Moscow

Russia’s domestic security apparatus reportedly thwarts two plots hatched by the Daesh Takfiri terror group to attack targets in Moscow.

South Korea plans pilgrims’ visit to Buddhist sacred sites

The South Korean government has planned to arrange a pilot pilgrims’ tour to the Buddhist sacred places in Gandhara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, by March or April this year.

Robotic Kannon unveiled in Kyoto

A ROBOT modelled after Kannon Bodhisattva and designed to explain the teachings of Buddha in plain terms was unveiled to the media at Kodaiji Temple in Kyoto.

Pope, ending conference, calls for 'all-out battle' against abuse of minors

Pope Francis, ending a landmark Vatican conference on clergy sexual abuse of minors, called on Sunday for an "all-out battle" against a crime he called abominable and that should be "erased from the face of the earth".

‘National wake-up call’: French to march against anti-Semitism

Marches against anti-Semitism will be taking place all across France on Tuesday night, with 14 political parties calling on people to take to the streets at a time when anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise.

S.Korean president hopes for great progress in denuke from 2nd DPRK-U.S. summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday expressed his hope that great progress would be made in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during the upcoming second summit between the Democratic People's Republic Korea (DPRK) and the United States.

2 Islam teachers killed after grenade thrown into mosque in Philippines

Authorities say a grenade was thrown into a mosque in the southern Philippines where Muslim teachers were sleeping, killing two and injuring four.

Nearly 80 dead, wounded in Philippine bombings

At least 19 people were killed and 48 others wounded in two bomb attacks at a Catholic cathedral in Jolo city, the southern Philippine province of Sulu in the morning of January 27. 

Three arrested at US airport, charged with supporting IS

Three American citizens of Kenyan descent have been charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State group after an arrest at a Michigan airport foiled their alleged plot, authorities announced Tuesday. 

Here's how Muslim women just made history in America

There were emotional scenes in Washington DC when the balance of power finally shifted in favour of females in US Congress.

Putin sends greetings on Orthodox Christmas

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated all Orthodox Christians and Russian citizens celebrating Christmas by the old Julian calendar, the Kremlin said.

Kumbh Mela 2019: UP government allotted Rs 4,300 crore for infrastructure

"The UP government is making efforts to familiarise the world with high-quality life, conduct and thoughts of Indian culture through the Kumbh Mela"

5 million women form massive human chain for gender equality

Some 5 million women in the Indian southern state of Kerala formed a 620-kilometer (385-mile) human chain on Tuesday to demand equal gender rights, the India Today reported.

Indonesia tsunami survivors remain jittery as deaths hit 429

SUMUR, Indonesia — Panicked residents, police and soldiers in this remote fishing village clobbered by a devastating weekend tsunami ran to higher ground Tuesday, shouting “Water is coming! Water is coming!” and reciting verses from the Quran as emergency messages were broadcast over mosque speakers.

Pope announces establishment of new diocese and appointments of bishops in Vietnam

Pope Francis on December 22 announced the establishment of Ha Tinh diocese from part of Vinh diocese and the appointment of Bishop Paul Nguyễn Thái Hợp and Bishop Alfonso Nguyễn Hữu Long prelates of Ha Tinh and Vinh dioceses.

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