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SAGAING, Myanmar (AFP): When dawn arrives in normal times, 80-year-old Buddhist monk Maha Bodhi Myaing Sayadaw emerges from his meditation on the plains of northern Myanmar to silently receive food offerings from a handful of followers.
BANGKOK (AFP): An activist who rose to prominence during Myanmar's 1988 student uprising has been arrested in an overnight raid, his wife said Sunday (Oct 24), the latest blow to the anti-junta movement as the military cracks down on dissent.
The Vatican has relaunched its Click to Pray app, which encourages users to send prayers to each other via social media.
GEORGE TOWN: A bell, said to be able to bring good luck to visitors at Kek Lok Si Temple, is the only artefact left unscathed after a fire gutted one of the buildings of the historic temple.
Several temples in Thailand’s historic city of Ayutthaya were under water, as monsoon rains flooded provinces across the country.
AYUTTHAYA, Thailand (Reuters) - Several temples in Thailand's historic city of Ayutthaya were underwater on Wednesday, as heavy monsoon rains flooded provinces across the country.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Tuesday (Sept 28)
Thai authorities on Tuesday rushed to protect parts of Bangkok from floodwaters that have already inundated 70,000 homes and killed six people in the country's northern and central provinces.