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Jason deCaires Taylor's Coralarium in Sirru Fen Fushi, Maldives before the sculptures were destroyed © The artist-courtesy of Accor Hotels

Maldives destroys British statues deemed offensive to Islam

Police armed with pickaxes and power tools have destroyed a modern artwork by a celebrated British sculptor in the Maldives, after the outgoing president in the tourist haven declared the installation offensive to Islam.
Buddhist Master Xuecheng arrives at the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing in March 3. Getty Images

Monk removed as head of Chinese temple amid sex probe

The former head of China’s government-run Buddhist association has been removed as abbot of a Beijing temple following a sexual assault investigation, officials said.
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Woman jailed for complaining about mosque noise

A woman in Muslim-majority Indonesia was sentenced to 18 months in jail Tuesday for complaining about the volume of a mosque’s call to prayer — the latest conviction under a controversial blasphemy law.
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Court jails ex-Thai Buddhist monk 114 years for fraud

A criminal court in Bangkok on Thursday sentenced a former Thai Buddhist monk who provoked outrage with his lavish lifestyle to 114 years in prison for fraud, money laundering and computer crimes.
The relief of the discovery of hidden Christians (Oura Cathedral)

Japan Christian sites added to UNESCO World Heritage List

A dozen Christian locations in parts of southern Japan where members of the faith were once brutally persecuted were selected for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list on Saturday.

Yoga Day: Indian artiste showcases FCT tourist sites

Shanta Roy, a top Indian artiste is holding an exhibition to showcase tourist sites in the FCT that will promote Yoga in the country.

China crackdown on worship centres continues

As crackdown on worship centres in China continues, the ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues in a better way amid increasing restrictions on religious expression of all kinds.

Emmanuel Macron seeks to woo China’s Xi Jinping with ‘horse diplomacy’

French President Emmanuel Macron went out of his way to win the heart of the Chinese leader on the first day of his state visit on Monday, offering him a horse of the elite French Republican Guard.

Three-year-old anointed as ‘living goddess’ in Nepal

A three-year-old girl was anointed the new Kumari of Kathmandu by Hindu priests on Thursday in a ritual that will see her worshipped as a “living goddess” until she reaches puberty.

Nepalese bank mulls massive agric investment in UNILORIN

Nepal Khadhya Bank Ltd. says it is prepared to invest massively in agriculture in the University of Ilorin as part of the country’s efforts to help fight hunger in Nigeria.

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289 Anglophone separatists to regain freedom in Cameroon

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