A Buddhist monastery in the Russian Urals is under threat because the company that claims the land wants to mine iron ore. This would bring jobs, but the monks refuse to leave. Public opinion is divided.
Police in China are investigating one of the country's most prominent monks over allegations he sexually assaulted nuns at his monastery in Beijing. The case has galvanized China's fledgling #MeToo movement.
A Buddhist abbot in China is accused of sexually harassing female worshippers. The #MeToo movement isn't new to the country, yet victims have little chance of recourse as the state seems to protect powerful perpetrators.
Buddhist-driven anti-Muslim sentiment is widespread in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. What is behind the hateful rhetoric, and what can authorities do to try to alleviate the tension?
People across the globe have rung in the New Year, flooding social media with photos and videos of fireworks and fanfare. DW tracked the celebrations in real time. Here's a look at the highlights.
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