The dharma of dollars: What Buddhism says about money and meaning

By Reuters Staff
August 31, 2015
(A pure gold statue of Buddha is displayed at the Ginza Tanaka store in Tokyo November 26, 2009. Gold hit a record high above $1,192 on Thursday as sentiment remained solid on expectations of more central bank buying of bullion and further dollar weakness. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)

(A pure gold statue of Buddha is displayed at the Ginza Tanaka store in Tokyo November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)

Gay men tell UN Security Council of being Islamic State targets

August 31, 2015
(Gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas speaks at a news conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, August 24, 2015. Earlier, Nahas and other gay rights activists addressed the United Nations Security Council during an informal meeting on the persecution of LGBT people by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. REUTERS/Mike Segar)

(Gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas speaks at a news conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar)

Islamic State’s destruction of Roman temple in Syria is war crime: UNESCO

August 31, 2015
(An image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media on August 25, 2015 purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Syria's antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters the images did appear to show the destruction of the ancient Baal Shamin temple and correlated with descriptions given by residents of the explosion detonated there on Sunday. Five photos were distributed on social media showing explosives being carried inside, being planted around the walls of the temple, a large blast and then rubble. The arabic script seen along the bottom edge of the photograph reads, "The moment of the explosion of the Baal Shamin pagan temple in the city of Tadmour". REUTERS/Social Media)

(An image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media on August 25, 2015 purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Syria’s antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters the images did appear to show the destruction of the ancient Baal Shamin temple . REUTERS/Social Media)

Massive Aztec human skull rack found in Mexico City

By Reuters Staff
August 31, 2015
(Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, an archaeologist from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) points to a drawing of a trophy rack for sacrificed human skulls, during a news conference at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City August 20, 2015. In the heart of Mexico City's historic centre, archaeologists have unearthed a trophy rack for sacrificed human skulls in the capital's Templo Mayor Aztec complex. According to officials, the platform known as "tzompantli" measures between six and eight metres (19-26 feet) and was used by the ancient Aztecs to display a rack of severed heads held together with a wooden pole. A warlike and deeply religious people, the Aztecs used human skulls which were typically from war captives as a show of strength and symbolism. REUTERS/Henry Romero)

(Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, an archaeologist from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) points to a drawing of a trophy rack for sacrificed human skulls, during a news conference at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Henry Romero)

Pakistan’s embattled comedians spin troubles into punchlines

By Reuters Staff
August 31, 2015
(Stand-up comedians Shehzad Ghias Shaikh, gestures while performs during a show at The Second Floor (T2F) a community space for open dialogue, in Karachi, Pakistan, August 16, 2015. Picture taken August 16, 2015. To match PAKISTAN-COMEDY/ REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

(Stand-up comedians Shehzad Ghias Shaikh, gestures while performs during a show at The Second Floor (T2F) a community space for open dialogue, in Karachi, Pakistan, August 16, 2015. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

Drones banned from Philadelphia skies for Pope Francis visit

By Reuters Staff
August 31, 2015
(A camera drone flown by Brian Wilson flies near the scene where two buildings were destroyed in an explosion, in the East Harlem section in New York City, March 12, 2014. Two New York buildings collapsed on Wednesday in an explosion believed to be caused by a gas leak, killing two people, injuring at least 22, and setting off a search for more feared trapped in the debris, officials said. REUTERS/Mike Segar)

(A camera drone flies in the East Harlem section in New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar)

In Paris, ‘Tel Aviv on Seine’ festival goes ahead under heavy security

By Reuters Staff
August 15, 2015
(Banners with the messages, "Gaza: Let the Boats Pass" and "Gaza Plage" are seen near beach umbrellas along the artificial sand beach at the "Paris Plages" event, in Paris, France, August 13, 2015. Paris' decision to celebrate "Tel Aviv on Seine" on Thursday in its annual beach-on-the-Seine festival has sparked much controversy, with leftist critics branding the event as "indecent" following the death of a baby killed in an arson attack in the West Bank. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol)

(Banners with the messages, “Gaza: Let the Boats Pass” and “Gaza Plage” are seen near beach umbrellas along the artificial sand beach at the “Paris Plages” event, in Paris, France, August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol)

Trident-toting Indian “god woman” questioned by police

By Reuters Staff
August 15, 2015
(Radhe Ma, 50, a self styled 'god woman' walks out of a police station in Mumbai, India, August 14, 2015. A trident-toting Indian "god woman" worshipped as a miracle worker was questioned by police on Friday over accusations that she tried to extort dowry money from brides, the latest in a long line of popular gurus to run into legal problems. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade)

(Radhe Ma, 50, a self styled ‘god woman’ walks out of a police station in Mumbai, India, August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade)

Interview: Pope trip will “unleash something wonderful” – U.S. envoy to Vatican

August 14, 2015

  (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Ken Hackett poses in his private residence in Rome, Italy August 13, 2015. Picture taken August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Ken Hackett poses in his private residence in Rome, Italy August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Factbox: Energy investments of the U.S. Catholic Church

By Reuters Staff
August 13, 2015
(Solar panels cover the roof of the Paul VI hall near the cupola of Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 26, 2008. The Vatican was set to go green on Wednesday with the activation of a new solar energy system to power several key buildings and a commitment to use renewable energy for 20 percent of its needs by 2020. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Solar panels cover the roof of the Paul VI hall near the cupola of Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)