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Chinese zodiac

The 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac are symbolised by 12 animals. It is believed that a person takes the characteristics of the animal in whose year they were born.

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Meditation can help cut pain’s emotional impact

Meditation makes pain less unpleasant and reduce its emotional impact, says a new study.

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Christmas in France

In France, Christmas is called Noel. This comes from the French phrase les bonnes nouvelles," which means "the good news" and refers to the gospel. In southern France, some people burn a log in their homes from Christmas Eve until New Year’s Day. This stems from an ancient tradition in which farmers would use part of the log to ensure good luck for the next year’s harvest.

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Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is a popular East Asian tradition of Chinese origin, dating back over 3,000 years to moon worship in China’s Shang Dynasty, that spread to neighbouring cultures like Japan.

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Yoga "can help cancer survivors sleep better"

Cancer survivors may want to try yoga - including special postures and breathing and mindfulness exercises - to get a better night’s sleep and to boost their energy levels, according to a US study.

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Young monks pitch new ways to teach old values

Put it down to good karma. More than 100 curious citizens
applied over the Internet for the chance to feast on vegetarian fare at the
table of Kakuho Aoe, chief monk of the Ryokusenji temple in Tokyo’s
Asakusa district.

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Myanmar slams Time magazine’s “Buddhist terror” cover

Myanmar’s President has lashed out against Time magazine’s cover story on “Buddhist terror” for undermining Government efforts to ease sectarian tensions in the country.

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Monks’ luxurious lifestyle under fire

The lifestyle of some of Thailand’s more "successful" monks is again drawing criticism. The National Office of Buddhism says it has received many complaints about monks riding in luxurious cars and using brand-name items even as they are supposed to live a life of restraint and simplicity.

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children.

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Sakadawa Festival — A photo report from Tibet

The Sakadawa Festival, which falls on the First Day of the Fourth Month of the Tibetan Calendar, is celebrated by Tibetan Buddhists to commemorate Sakyamuni’s birth, enlightenment and death.

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