Closure of gates causes fatal crush as thousands pay last respects to Muslim spiritual leader
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Tuesday 19 July 2011
The UN's highest court yesterday ordered Thailand and Cambodia to pull their soldiers out of a newly defined demilitarised border zone around an ancient temple and to revive talks to resolve the decades-old conflict.
Monday 18 July 2011
The UN's highest court has ordered troops from Thailand and Cambodia to immediately withdraw military forces from disputed areas around a World Heritage temple straddling their border.
Saturday 09 July 2011
For centuries, the devout in India have made pilgrimages to temples to pray and make offerings, be it in the form of flowers, rice, clarified butter or money. The money – traditionally to help the most vulnerable – has turned some of the temples into very wealthy institutions.
Friday 08 July 2011
The number of women entering into same-sex civil partnerships in the UK outstripped men last year for the first time since the legislation paving the way for such unions came into effect in 2005.
Tuesday 05 July 2011
A vast treasure trove of gold coins, jewellery and precious stones unearthed at a Hindu temple in India and valued in the billions was expected to grow in value yesterday as experts opened two more secret vaults sealed for nearly 150 years.
Saturday 30 April 2011
Wednesday 27 April 2011
Thai and Cambodian troops fought with short-range rockets and guns near the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple yesterday, opening a second front in a five-day confrontation that has killed 13 people.
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Boonhome Surasuk has slept in a bomb shelter in his mostly abandoned village since late last week when the deadliest fighting in years erupted between Thailand and Cambodia.
Monday 25 April 2011
The death of a self-proclaimed holy man from southern India has thrown millions of his supporters around the world into mourning and set off speculation as to who will inherit the leadership of his network, said to be worth at least £5bn.
Saturday 23 April 2011
Thai and Cambodian troops fired shells and small arms across the countries' border today, killing at least 10 soldiers in a two-day clash.
Monday 18 April 2011
Saturday 16 April 2011
The Easter Bunny is, in fact, a hare. This confusion is but one of the myriad entanglements surrounding the spring celebration of fertility and resurrection adopted by Christianity.
Friday 15 April 2011
Rare photographs and footage of traditional Balinese dances from the 1930s go on show tomorrow at the Horniman Museum in London.
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