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    20 people killed at Pak shrine

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:45am on April 03, 2017

    The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for intoxicating and murdering 20 devotees with batons and knives early Sunday,...

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    Twenty tortured, then murdered in Pakistan Sufi shrine

    Reuters | Updated at 07:05pm on April 02, 2017

    Twenty people were tortured and then murdered with clubs and knives at a Pakistani Sufi shrine, the police said on Sunday, in an attack purportedly...

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    India state greenlights life sentences for cow slaughter

    Agence France-Presse . Ahmedabad | Updated at 01:18am on April 01, 2017

    India prime minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat on Friday increased the punishment for cow slaughter from seven years to life imprisonment as Hindu...

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    22 dead, 57 wounded in Pakistan market blast

    Agence France-Presse . Peshawar | Updated at 01:05am on April 01, 2017

    At least 22 people were killed and 57 wounded Friday when a car bomb tore through a market in a mainly Shia area of Pakistan’s...

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    Blast in Pakistan kills at least 22, wounds dozens

    reuters | Updated at 02:47pm on March 31, 2017

    An explosion apparently targeting a mosque in Pakistan's northwestern city of Parachinar, in a remote area bordering Afghanistan, killed at least 22 people on Friday...

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    Top Tibetan lama abandons monkhood to marry friend

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:01pm on March 30, 2017

    A senior Tibetan lama at the centre of a long-running row over one of Buddhism's most important titles has abandoned the monkhood altogether after marrying...

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    Shiv Sena MP hits air steward 25 times with slipper

    Agence France Presse | Updated at 06:50pm on March 23, 2017

    An Indian politician brazenly admitted on Thursday that he hit a steward on an Air India flight 25 times with his slipper during a row...

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    Pakistan's assembly approves revival of military courts

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:35am on March 22, 2017

    Pakistan's National Assembly has passed a constitutional amendment that would continue the practice of trying terrorism suspects in military courts...

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    Ganges, Yamuna rivers granted same legal rights as humans

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:37am on March 22, 2017

    An Indian court has declared the sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers living entities, giving them the same legal rights as human beings, in a move...

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    Indian Bengali poet sued for poem

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:42pm on March 21, 2017

    An Indian Bengali poet Srijato Bandopadhyay has been sued for spreading hatred and hurting religious sentiment and rituals. Arnab Sarkar, a member of...