Closure of gates causes fatal crush as thousands pay last respects to Muslim spiritual leader
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Wednesday 14 August 2013
Festivals are nothing new, despite their contemporary popularity. From the extraordinary eruptions of outdoor religious revival gatherings to vegetarian, teetotal, anti-vaccinationist rallies, Philip Hoare charts their history
13-year-old boy kills parents, grandmother and great aunt before spending full day at school and then committing suicide after being 'inspired' by ghost story attached to Amityville Horror massacre
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Brazilian Marcelo Pesseghini believed to have murdered family in Amityville Horror copycat slaughter
Thursday 01 August 2013
Three Sikh extremists were found guilty today of a knife attack in London that nearly killed the retired senior Indian army general who led a military operation against armed separatists holding out in the Golden Temple of Amritsar 29 years ago.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Researchers compared two rituals - one involving only praying and singing, the other requiring participants to pierce their bodies with hooks, skewers and needles
Thursday 11 July 2013
Sunday 07 July 2013
A series of blasts shook India’s holiest Buddhist shrine on Sunday in what the Indian government called a terror attack.
Saturday 06 July 2013
Police officer admits Lawrence bug
Thursday 27 June 2013
One-off gesture designed to make Tories more attractive to ethnic minorities
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Paramilitary soldiers have recovered 20 bodies from a steep hillside in northern India where a rescue helicopter crashed while attempting to evacuate people stranded in monsoon floods, the country's air force chief said.
Monday 24 June 2013
Soldiers recovered more bodies as they cleared debris in villages flattened by landslides and monsoon floods in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, bringing the death toll from torrential rains above 1,000, the home minister said today.
Egypt braced for further unrest with nationwide demonstrations expected this week as military warns it might intervene
Sunday 23 June 2013
The Egyptian military has warned that it is prepared to step in should the nationwide demonstrations expected this week descend into chaos.
Saturday 22 June 2013
Nearly 600 people have died so far in monsoon floods and landslides
Saturday 22 June 2013
Baigent and Leigh were ordered to pay legal costs of £1.3m and were left pen
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Adel Mohammed Al-Khayat is linked to Islamic militant's Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya - the group behind the Luxor massacre
Monday 17 June 2013
A group of Buddhist monks have become the subject of complaints after videos of them on a private jet, wearing aviators and listening to personal headphones emerged on Youtube.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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