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From a growth in Christianity to a revival of Buddhism. How Mongolians are replacing the all-embracing belief system that vanished with the fall of communism.
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He was thought to be the oldest man in Tokyo - but when officials went to congratulate Sogen Kato on his 111th birthday, they uncovered mummified skeletal remains lying in his bed.

2010-07-29

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A Polish prisoner has been awarded 3,000 euros (£2,500) in compensation because he has not been provided with vegetarian meals. Janusz Jakobski, who is serving eight years for rape, is a Buddhist and follows rules about not eating meat. He appealed to the European Court of Human Rights after his requests for vegetarian meals were repeatedly refused. The court ruled that his religious freedom had been violated.

2010-12-09

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A Buddhist monk is likely to face five years in prison for violating strict anti-smoking laws in the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan.

2011-02-01

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A Spanish toddler identified as the reincarnation of a revered Buddhist lama spent his entire childhood in an Indian monastery. But at the age of 18 he returned to his family in Spain. Still hailed as a teacher, he is more comfortable on the beaches of Ibiza.

2012-09-27

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