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Buddhism: World religion founded by the Buddha
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists. Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on original teachings attributed to the Buddha and resulting interpreted philosophies. It originated in ancient India as a Sramana tradition sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE, spreading through much of Asia. Two major extant branches of Buddhism are generally recognized by scholars: Theravada and Mahayana.

Deeply in love: underwater wedding on Valentine's Day in Thailand [Video]

Deeply in love: underwater wedding on Valentine's Day in Thailand

Newlywed couples also participate in Buddhist activities for luck and blessings on the day of love.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Twenty-nine dead in mass shooting in Thailand [Video]

Twenty-nine dead in mass shooting in Thailand

A Thai soldier went on a shooting rampage over the weekend, killing 29 people in the country's deadliest ever mass shooting.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:19Published

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