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Vietnam promotes Buddhist discourse with social network

Vietnam promotes Buddhist discourse with social network Buddhists monks and nuns attend a ceremony to mark the U.N. Day of Vesak at Tam Chuc Pagoda, Ha Nam Province, May 12, 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh The Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam announced the launch of its own social network Saturday at...

Sudan crisis: Protesters cut ties with military council

Sudanese protesters gathered for a mass protest in front of the defence ministry  Sudan have said they have broken off contact with the ruling military council that replaced ousted leader Omar al-Bashir. They accused it of being composed of “remnants” of Mr Bashir’s regime....

Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky wins presidency by landslide

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has won a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election, exit polls suggest. The polls give the political newcomer, who dominated the first round of voting three weeks ago, more than 70% support. Mr Zelensky, 41, challenged incumbent president...

In pictures: Sri Lanka’s day of deadly attacks

A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard next to closed shops in Batticaloa Hundreds of people have been killed in a series of bomb explosions in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. The attacks came as a shock to the country, which thought it had put decades of civil war behind it. Now churches across the...

India: Hardik Pandya & KL Rahul fined for comments about women

India all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman KL Rahul have been fined for “sexist, disrespectful and racist” comments made on a television chat show. KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were this week named in India’s squad for the World Cup starting on 30 May India all-rounder Hardik...

Agent Orange: US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air base

The US has launched a multi-million dollar clean-up operation at an air base in Vietnam it used to store the notorious chemical Agent Orange. The ten-year programme, unveiled more than four decades after the end of the Vietnam War, will cost $183m (£141m). The site at Bien Hoa airport, outside Ho...

‘We WILL rebuild Notre Dame’, French president Macron says

‘We WILL rebuild Notre Dame’: French president Macron says ‘the worst’ has been prevented as bell towers are saved but inferno reduces much of the medieval cathedral to ashes in just an HOUR French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild Notre Dame with help from the...

Sri Lanka explosions: More than 200 killed as churches and hotels targeted

Sri Lanka explosions: More than 200 killed as churches and hotels targeted   Media captionDeadly explosions strike across Sri Lanka At least 207 people have been killed and 450 hurt in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police say. Eight blasts were reported, including at three...