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20 people tortured to death at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for torturing and murdering 20 worshippers with knives and clubs early Sunday, police said.

20 people tortured to death at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for torturing and murdering 20 worshippers with knives and clubs early Sunday, police said.

20 people tortured to death at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for torturing and murdering 20 worshippers with knives and clubs early Sunday, police said.

20 people murdered at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - Twenty people were murdered and four others wounded at a Pakistani Sufi shrine early Sunday by men wielding batons and knives, police said.

20 people murdered at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - Twenty people were murdered and four others wounded at a Pakistani Sufi shrine early Sunday by men wielding batons and knives, police said.

20 people murdered at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - Twenty people were murdered and four others wounded at a Pakistani Sufi shrine early Sunday by men wielding batons and knives, police said.

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Pakistan 'kills 100 militants' after blast in Sufi shrine

Sehwan - Pakistani forces said Friday they had killed more than 100 "terrorists" after 88 people died in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a Sufi shrine which stoked fears of a fresh surge in militancy.

Pakistan 'kills 100 militants' after blast in Sufi shrine

Sehwan - Pakistani forces said Friday they had killed more than 100 "terrorists" after 88 people died in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a Sufi shrine which stoked fears of a fresh surge in militancy.

Pakistan 'kills 100 militants' after blast in Sufi shrine

Sehwan - Pakistani forces said Friday they had killed more than 100 "terrorists" after 88 people died in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a Sufi shrine which stoked fears of a fresh surge in militancy.

Islamic State-claimed bomb kills 70 at Pakistan shrine

Sehwan - At least 70 people were killed and hundreds wounded Thursday when a bomb ripped through a revered Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan, officials said, after a series of attacks which have shaken optimism over recent improvements in security.

Islamic State-claimed bomb kills 70 at Pakistan shrine

Sehwan - At least 70 people were killed and hundreds wounded Thursday when a bomb ripped through a revered Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan, officials said, after a series of attacks which have shaken optimism over recent improvements in security.

Islamic State-claimed bomb kills 70 at Pakistan shrine

Sehwan - At least 70 people were killed and hundreds wounded Thursday when a bomb ripped through a revered Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan, officials said, after a series of attacks which have shaken optimism over recent improvements in security.

Pakistan Sufi shrine bombing kills up to 35

Karachi - A bomb ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan Thursday, killing up to 35 people and wounding 60, officials said, the deadliest in a series of attacks to strike the insurgency-wracked country this week.

Pakistan Sufi shrine bombing kills up to 35

Karachi - A bomb ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan Thursday, killing up to 35 people and wounding 60, officials said, the deadliest in a series of attacks to strike the insurgency-wracked country this week.

Pakistan Sufi shrine bombing kills up to 35

Karachi - A bomb ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan Thursday, killing up to 35 people and wounding 60, officials said, the deadliest in a series of attacks to strike the insurgency-wracked country this week.

Japan PM Abe sends offering to controversial war shrine

Toukyo - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a controversial war shrine on Monday, drawing fire from China which sees it as a painful reminder of Tokyo's warring past.

30 killed at Iraqi shrine, days after Baghdad blast

Baghdad - Islamic State group extremists attacked a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad, killing 30 people, just days after one of the deadliest ever bombings in the country, a security spokesman said Friday.

Sayyida Zeinab shrine: on frontline of Syria war

Birut - The revered Sayyida Zeinab shrine near Damascus has become a symbol of the bloody sectarian fault line in Syria's war, targeted by Sunni jihadists and used as a rallying call by Shiite groups.

Cockroach death turns into celebration of life at Texas A&M

The cockroach is a social insect, gregarious, and capable of forming family bonds. Despite knowing this, we still can't stand the sight of the creepy, crawly vermin. However, one cockroach death in Texas prompted a different sort of reaction.

Japan PM offers gift to Tokyo war shrine

Toukyo - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Saturday made a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine seen by neighbouring countries as a symbol of Tokyo's militarist past.

Suspect spotted as Thailand bombing death toll rises to 22

Bangkok - Police in Thailand say they are looking for a suspect in Monday's fatal bombing attack who was spotted on video cameras near the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok.

China denounces Japan ministers' Yasukuni shrine visits

Bejing - China's foreign ministry on Saturday voiced "strong dissatisfaction" over a visit by a trio of Japanese cabinet ministers to Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni shrine.

Japan marks end of WWII under criticism from China, South Korea

Toukyo - Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II Saturday under criticism from China and South Korea, which said nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe failed to properly apologise for Tokyo's past aggression.

Japan ministers go to Yasukuni hours after China talks

Toukyo - Just hours after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat down for his first substantial talks with China's Xi Jinping, two of his cabinet ministers Thursday visited the war shrine that Beijing sees as a symbol of Tokyo's violent past.

More than 100 Japanese lawmakers visit Tokyo war shrine

Toukyo - More than 100 Japanese lawmakers on Wednesday paid homage at the Yasukuni war shrine, risking fresh anger from Asian neighbours that were victims of Tokyo's 20th century aggression, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began a 10-day diplomatic push.

Japan ministers at Tokyo war shrine despite warming China ties

Tokyo - Three nationalist ministers in Japan's cabinet paid homage at a war shrine hated by China Saturday, despite tentative signs of a thaw in Tokyo's long-frozen relationship with Beijing.

Japan PM makes offering to war shrine, but skips visit

Tokyo - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a gift to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine Monday, sparking a Chinese charge that he was offering "a slap in the face" to US President Barack Obama days ahead of his visit.

Biden asked Abe not to visit war shrine: report

Tokyo - US Vice President Joe Biden spent an hour trying to persuade Japan's prime minister not to visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, two weeks before a pilgrimage that sparked fury in Asia, a report said Wednesday.

Bangkok and its little known, hidden away fertility shrine Special

Bangkok - Every guidebook on Thailand or Bangkok features all the major sites to see in the city, Buddhist temples, floating markets and open-air restaurants, but hardly ever do you find information on the unique shrine I'm presenting here.
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A religious structure in Tokyo
The Shrine of Lourdes in France.
The Shrine of Lourdes in France.
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Shrine to the goddess Chao Mae Tuptim
Shrine to the goddess Chao Mae Tuptim
Requiring more than 300 hours to complete  Sagrado Corazon de Jesus greets visitors at the front ent...
Requiring more than 300 hours to complete, Sagrado Corazon de Jesus greets visitors at the front entrance to Casa de Azucar in El Paso.
Shrine to the goddess Chao Mae Tuptim
Shrine to the goddess Chao Mae Tuptim
RELIGIOUS: The Erawan shrine in central Bangkok was damaged Monday by an explosion that killed 22 an...
RELIGIOUS: The Erawan shrine in central Bangkok was damaged Monday by an explosion that killed 22 and injured more than 100.
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