In Theravada Buddhism, ordaining to be a monk and donating the merit thus gained is one of the greatest honors that a person can give to another - in this case to the Navy SEAL officer, who died.
There are at least 400,000 stateless people living in Thailand – many of them young, like Adul. Here's what their lives are like.
The Thai cave rescue should be used as opportunity to improve the planning of all future rescue missions in South-East Asia.
A scholar, who has conducted research on the Thai caves in which 12 children were recently trapped, explains their power and appeal, including the rituals and myth surrounding these sacred sites.