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Dalai Lama speaks of sex abuse by Buddhist teachers

Sep 16, 2018

Dalai Lama speaks of sex abuse by Buddhist teachers

The Dalai Lama said Saturday that he has known about sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since the 1990s and that such allegations are "nothing new." The Tibetan spiritual leader, revered by millions of Buddhists around the world, made the admission during a four-day visit to ...

Pope says he hopes to visit Japan next year, fulfilling wish

Sep 12, 2018

Pope says he hopes to visit Japan next year, fulfilling wish

Pope Francis said Wednesday he hopes to visit Japan next year, a trip that would enable him to draw attention to both the legacy of Christian martyrs centuries ago and survivors of the atomic bombs in 1945. Francis made the announcement while meeting with members ...

Teen from squalid New Mexico compound was trained for jihad

Sep 2, 2018

Teen from squalid New Mexico compound was trained for jihad

A 13-year-old boy who was part of group taken into custody at a squalid New Mexico compound last month has told FBI agents his mother's boyfriend was training him to conduct "jihad" against nonbelievers, according to federal court documents. The boy was among 11 children ...

Chinese paper blames West for encouraging Xinjiang extremists

Sep 1, 2018

Chinese paper blames West for encouraging Xinjiang extremists

Turbulence in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang has been caused by "external factors," a state-run newspaper said Saturday in an editorial responding to calls by a group of U.S. lawmakers for sanctions on Chinese officials. "Western accusations of Xinjiang governance seriously misled the ...

As China cracks down on Uighurs, Muslim nations stay silent

Aug 31, 2018

As China cracks down on Uighurs, Muslim nations stay silent

As calls grow in the U.S. and Europe to pressure China to halt alleged abuses against its Muslim minority, Beijing has escaped serious criticism from the Islamic world. Almost three weeks after a United Nations official cited "credible reports" that China is holding as many ...