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It wouldn't do any of us any harm to fast completely for a day - not just on the Jewish Day of Atonement
Narendra Dabholkar received threats for his work against mysticism and spirituality
Carriages were set on fire and rescue workers prevented from reaching scene in state of Bihar
Britain’s Chief Rabbi has intervened in the controversy surrounding the Government’s treatment of mothers who give up work to bring up young children.
Researchers compared two rituals - one involving only praying and singing, the other requiring participants to pierce their bodies with hooks, skewers and needles
One-off gesture designed to make Tories more attractive to ethnic minorities
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.
The Egyptian military has warned that it is prepared to step in should the nationwide demonstrations expected this week descend into chaos.
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.
The controversial property tycoon Sergei Polonsky, key witness in an ongoing trial against fellow Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev, is now wanted by Russian authorities over a massive alleged fraud. Mr Polonsky, who earlier this year skipped bail in Cambodia, where he was awaiting trial for assaulting local sailors, is now also on Russia’s wanted list.
Police in New Orleans have vowed to track down gunmen who shot 19 people at a Mother's Day parade in an attack.
Chairs were thrown at a group of Jews touring the Temple Mount, according to police
Latest attack just three months after fatal gang-rape of woman in New Delhi
Latest of many explanations for mysterious site
A tour led by the capital's street children shows Harriet O'Brien a different side of the city
A tribunal has sentenced to death the leader of an Islamic political party over his role in murder and atrocities during the nation’s 1971 war of independence. The decision triggered violence and clashes across the country that left at least 30 people dead.