Religion

After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

Jul 19, 2018

The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave began their first day back home with their families by going to a Buddhist temple to pray for protection from misfortunes

Indonesia's Aceh carries out public canings despite pledge

Jul 13, 2018

Conservative Indonesian province publicly canes gay couple, others found guilty of violating Shariah law, despite pledging not to carry out the punishment in public

Bishops call for 3-day fasting after Duterte says God stupid

Jul 9, 2018

Philippine Catholic bishops have called for fasting and prayers after the president called God "stupid" and questioned God's existence in profane remarks that set the foul-mouthed leader on a collision course with Asia's largest Catholic church

Duterte vows to resign if anybody can prove God exists

Jul 7, 2018

The Philippine president, who sparked outrage for calling God stupid, has courted new controversy in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists

Malaysia investigates marriage of man to 11-year-old girl

Jul 2, 2018

Malaysia's deputy prime minister says authorities are investigating the marriage between an 11-year-old Thai girl and a 41-year-old Malaysian Muslim, including elements of possible "sexual grooming" in the case

Spirit of mythical princess looms over Thai cave crisis

Jun 28, 2018

Outside the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach are missing is a shrine to a mythical princess whose spirit is said to inhabit the caverns below

Philippine president slammed for calling God 'stupid'

Jun 25, 2018

The Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and former U.S. President Barack Obama, has sparked outrage for calling God "stupid" in Asia's largest Catholic country

Suu Kyi says outside hate narratives driving Myanmar tension

Jun 22, 2018

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been quoted as saying "hate narratives from outside the country" have fueled the communal tensions between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine

Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

Jun 20, 2018

Indonesian officials say more than 190 people are missing from a ferry sinking early this week at a popular lake on Sumatra, many more than previously believed

Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

Jun 19, 2018

Rescuers searching for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba have found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month

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