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LOWCOUNTRY PROUD: Mepkin Abbey Mushrooms

Berkeley County is known around the world and ironically it's partially thanks to a group of people who mostly keep to themselves.Full story

Radical Myanmar Buddhist monk unhurt in bomb blast

YANGON (Reuters) - A bomb exploded meters away from a radical Buddhist monk as he delivered a mass sermon in Myanmar, police said on Monday, the latest flare-up in tensions pitting Buddhists against minority Muslims. Full story

Scandal of the jet-setting monk rivets Thailand

He's known as Thailand's jet-setting fugitive monk, and his story has riveted the country with daily headlines of lavish excess, promiscuity and alleged crimes ranging from statutory rape to manslaughter. Full story

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Myanmar forces restore order after latest anti-Muslim violence

Fear stalks Yangon's Muslims after Buddhist-led killings

Special Report: Buddhist monks incite Muslim killings in Myanmar

An uncommon monk

Naked German Monk Likely a Victim of Hallucinogenic Berries

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  Spin cycle: Seal turns and turns and turns…

A very relaxed Hawaiian monk at the Waikiki Aquarium just can’t stop spinning like a top.

  Monks in China create butter sculptures

Monks at a monastery in China continue an age-old tradition of creating an exhibit of butter sculptures. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Rescuers rush to save seal speared through head

A monk seal in Hawaii is recovering after undergoing surgery to remove a fisherman's three-pronged spear through its skull. KHNL’s Lisa Kubota reports.

  Obama asks monk for prayer on budget talks

While touring a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, President Obama told a monk a lot of prayer was going to be necessary to get a budget passed in Washington. NBC’s Kristen Welker reports.

  6 monks get their Gregorian groove on

A group of six monks stop by Studio 1A, proving that they don’t just spend their time reading and praying. They perform the song “Alleluia Lustus Germinabit” off of their new album, “Monks in the Desert.”

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