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Barack Obama and family move from Bali to Java on Indonesia trip

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has invited the Obamas to visit the Bogor Palace in West Java during their nine-day trip in Indonesia, where Obama lived for several years as a child.

Thai authorities enter Buddhist temple to search for wanted monk - police

Thai authorities enter Buddhist temple to search for wanted monk - police

Thai security forces entered the country`s biggest Buddhist temple on Thursday to search for an influential monk wanted for money laundering, police said.

Netaji's daughter wants DNA test of ashes in Renkoji temple

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's daughter Dr Anita Bose Pfaff wants a DNA test to be conducted to establish whether the ashes kept in a Japanese temple are her father's.

S Korea labour activist charged after temple standoff

South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday formally charged a prominent labour activist who had evaded arrest for weeks by seeking sanctuary in a major Buddhist temple in Seoul.

Fugitive South Korean activist surrenders after temple standoff

A fugitive South Korean labour leader surrendered on Thursday to police who had besieged a major Buddhist temple in Seoul where he had sought sanctuary from arrest for the past month.