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Suspects detained for vandalizing Japan-era statues at school
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Born in Lumbini in present-day Nepal 2,561 years ago, Siddhartha Gautam became the Buddha, the enlightened one, and wandered around spreading his message of peace and compassion. He has also been called the light of Asia. His inspirational messages point the way to a better and more meaningful human life.
 
With only weeks to go before Carrie Lam is sworn in as the chief executive of Hong Kong, attention naturally is focused on how she is going to govern and the role the Chinese government will play.
 
A convention that is based on the extremely sensitive issue of terrorism has been all but forgotten.
 
When Donald Trump promised hopeful voters in Charleston, West Virginia to bring back mining jobs to the heart of American coal country, out-of-work miner Craig Branham was all ears.
 
Despite Marine Le Pen's drubbing in the French presidential election, her far-right National Front party expanded its footprint in the political landscape -- and confirmed its move into the mainstream.
 
The U.S. political establishment gave a broad welcome Monday to France's election of Emmanuel Macron, taking a cue from President Donald Trump who had kept his distance from Marine Le Pen despite his supporters' enthusiasm for her.
 
Few countries share Thailand's tolerance for wealthy suspects evading justice.
 
British eurosceptics reacted angrily on Monday to Emmanuel Macron's victory in France saying the election of a pro-EU president was bad news for the Brexit negotiations but experts said a stronger Europe could ease the talks.
 
Germany heaved a sigh of relief after liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron won France's presidential election comfortably on Sunday, but the two staunch allies face tough challenges over Europe's future.
 
Thirty years after South Korea became a democracy, voters born in the period go to the polls Tuesday frustrated over their prospects and demanding change as growth slows and job prospects fade.
 
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