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Provincial government to pay for Pakistan Hindu temple destroyed by mob

Peshawar - A Hindu temple in Pakistan destroyed by a Muslim mob last week will be rebuilt using provincial government funds, its information minister said Friday.

Muslim clerics among 26 held after Pakistan Hindu temple destroyed

Daggar - At least two dozen people, including several Muslim clerics, were detained Thursday after a mob attacked and set fire to a Hindu temple in northwest Pakistan, police said.

India PM to lay foundation stone for contentious Hindu temple

New Delhi - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for a grand Hindu temple in a highly anticipated ceremony at a holy site that was bitterly contested by Muslims, officials said Sunday.

India tightens security clampdown ahead of divisive temple ruling

New Delhi - Authorities have tightened security restrictions in the northern Indian flashpoint city of Ayodhya ahead of a crucial Supreme Court ruling over the disputed site fiercely contested between Hindus and Muslims.

India temple trailblazers braving threats and family anger

Kerala - Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga are living on the run since infuriating Hindu traditionalists by entering one of India's holiest temples that for generations banned nearly all women.

Varanasi's temple corridor destroys old neighbourhood

New Delhi - India's ancient city of Varanasi is clearing the way for a grand temple corridor by razing hundreds of houses, wiping away its oldest neighbourhood and upsetting locals.

India police arrest more than 2,000 over temple protests

New Delhi - Indian police have rounded up more than 2,000 people for stopping women from entering a flashpoint Hindu shrine in defiance of a Supreme Court order, officials said Friday.

Yazidis celebrate Murad's Nobel prize as they mark top ritual

Dohuk - Yazidi pilgrims trekked up a mountain in northern Iraq barefoot Friday for their most important ritual, their joy doubled on hearing that their "daughter" Nadia Murad had won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Shanghai temple moves 2,000-tonne hall on rails

Shanghai - The main hall and statues of a century-old Buddhist temple in central Shanghai have been moved 30 metres (100 feet) on rails to ease crowding at the popular site.

Bombed and looted ancient Cambodian city poised for rebirth

- It has survived centuries of monsoon rains, a US bombing campaign and rampant looting.Now the ancient temple city of Sambor Prei Kuk in Cambodia is finally ready for a renaissance -- and is teasing tourists to its forest-cocooned ruins.

Police arrest seven over India temple disaster

Kollam - Police arrested seven people on Tuesday over a massive explosion and fire during a banned fireworks display that claimed more than 100 lives in southern India, a senior officer said.

India police file charges over temple fireworks disaster

Kollam - Indian police said Monday they have filed initial charges against six people over a massive explosion during a banned fireworks display that killed more than 100 people and left many more with horrific burns.

India temple fire kills 86 gathered for fireworks display

New Delhi - A major explosion and fire swept through a temple in southern India on Sunday, killing at least 86 people after thousands of families and others had gathered for a fireworks display.

Indian Hindu temple lifts ban on women devotees

New Delhi - A Hindu temple in western India on Friday lifted a centuries-old ban forbidding female devotees from entering, after a court said women had a fundamental right to worship.

World's first 'green' temple opens in London

London - A Hindu temple, claimed to be the first "eco-temple" in the world with solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system, opened in northwest London.

Temple hatches 55 Star Tortoises in 15 days, claims world record

A temple in the Southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has claimed to have hatched 55 star tortoises (Geochelone elegans) in 15 days, from July 7th to 20th, with the aid of Green Mercy an environmental organisation.

Fire damages ancient Ekanatheshwari temple in Karnataka, India

Chitradurga - A fire broke out on July 8 at the historic Ekanatheshwari temple in the south Indian state of Karnataka. An electric short-circuit caused the fire.

Temple reverses decision to appoint non-brahmins as priests

Pune - A historic decision to break with a 900-year-old tradition and allow women and non-brahmins as priests in the Vitthal-Rukmini temple in Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India has been postponed.

Temple in India to accept women and non-brahmins as priests

Solapur - The 900-year-old Vitthoba temple in Pandharpur town in Maharashtra is now accepting men and women of any caste as priests.

Kedarnath pilgrimage in India halted due to bad weather

The pilgrimage to the Kedarnath temple in the Indian Himalayas has been halted as of Sunday May 10 due to bad weather. Authorities will decide whether to reopen the route on May 13.

Kedarnath temple in India reopens a year after massive floods

The Kedarnath temple in the Himalayas reopened on May 4 almost a year after massive floods in the Indian state of Uttarakhand nearly buried it.

Four die in Fort Hood shooting

Killeen - At least four people were killed and several wounded Wednesday at Fort Hood Army base in Texas when a soldier allegedly opened fire near the facility's medical center.

Photo Essay: Beijing's Summer Palace Special

Beijing - After touring the famous sights of Beijing, I found China's Summer Palace the most beautiful and healthy place, nestled by a lake, river, hills, and forest. Explore its royal halls, gardens, and temple with me.

Actress Shirley Temple Black dead at 85: US media

Los Angeles - Actress Shirley Temple Black, who rose to fame as a Hollywood child star, has died at the age of 85, US media said on Tuesday.ABC News and CNN, citing her agent, said she died on Monday night in her California home of natural causes, surrounded by her ...

Shirley Temple Black, child star who became diplomat, dies at 85

Shirley Temple Black, who lifted America's spirits as a bright-eyed, dimpled child movie star during the Great Depression and forged a second career as a U.S.

Greenpeace take Barcelona's Sagrada Familia for Arctic 30

Barcelona - In their latest protest demanding the release of 30 activists arrested on the Gazprom oil rig in the Russian Arctic, Greenpeace has taken Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia cathedral hostage.

Op-Ed: Will a third Jewish Temple be built in Jerusalem?

The Middle East crisis continues as Jordanian minister accuses Israel of planning to erect a third Temple, while Abbas declares his mission to save Jerusalem during rally. Analysts assess Jerusalem will become the focus of Islamic attention in 2013.

Video: Mayan ceremony at 'Star Wars' temple in Guatemala

While most of us are chuckling over the non-happening apocalypse (and some are secretly relieved it didn't happen), the Mayans are taking the date more seriously, as they already knew the world wasn't ending today.

Too many obese elephants in India

Authorities in India, within the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, have declared that many of the elephants kept in temples are obese.

7 killed, 20 injured in shooting in Sikh temple in Wisconsin

Oak Creek - Seven people are dead, and at least twenty have been injured in a shooting at an Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sikh temple. The gunman is among the dead.
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Kedarnath temple after the floods.
Kedarnath temple after the floods.
Aaj Tak
Part of the Abydos King List. Note the rows of cartouches.
Part of the Abydos King List. Note the rows of cartouches.
Steve F-E-Cameron
A large majority of the stones and bricks are original.
A large majority of the stones and bricks are original.
Gebel el Silsila is the site of the newly discovered temple of Kheny.
Gebel el Silsila is the site of the newly discovered temple of Kheny.
THE GEBEL EL SILSILA SURVEY PROJECT 2015
The destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem.
Painted in 1866  and currently at the Accademia of Venic...
The destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem. Painted in 1866, and currently at the Accademia of Venice.
Francesco Hayez
The London Mithraeum  also known as the Temple of Mithras  Walbrook  is a Roman mithraeum that was d...
The London Mithraeum, also known as the Temple of Mithras, Walbrook, is a Roman mithraeum that was discovered in Walbrook, a street in the City of London, during a building's construction.
Barcelona: The Sagrada Familia Temple
Barcelona: The Sagrada Familia Temple
London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE is a free new cultural destination created as part of the developme...
London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE is a free new cultural destination created as part of the development of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters.
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Göbekli Tepe (Turkey): a panoramic view of the southern excavation field.
Göbekli Tepe (Turkey): a panoramic view of the southern excavation field.
Rolfcosar
Red prayer scrolls list people s hopes and wishes at a little garden temple
Red prayer scrolls list people's hopes and wishes at a little garden temple
The Cajamarca landscape in extremely scenic.
The Cajamarca landscape in extremely scenic.
Chid Akash
Beijing s Summer Palace with its lake  hills  forests  and temple
Beijing's Summer Palace with its lake, hills, forests, and temple
A yellow ribbon is pinned to a Buddha s Birthday lantern display at a Temple in Busan  South Korea. ...
A yellow ribbon is pinned to a Buddha's Birthday lantern display at a Temple in Busan, South Korea. The ribbon is in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster that claimed the lives of hundreds of high school students.
Bangkok Thai Temple
Bangkok Thai Temple
This classical Greek style temple often
surprises visitors strolling through the gardens.
This classical Greek style temple often surprises visitors strolling through the gardens.
Picture of something Asian. Is this Chinese or Japanese? Neither  it s Korean.
Picture of something Asian. Is this Chinese or Japanese? Neither, it's Korean.
Temple of the Filial Blessing  Wenzhou  Zhejiang  China.
Temple of the Filial Blessing, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China.
江上清风1961
An overview of the temple site in 2015.
An overview of the temple site in 2015.
THE GEBEL EL SILSILA SURVEY PROJECT 2015
A temple of the Roman mystery religion centered on the god Mithras  in London.
A temple of the Roman mystery religion centered on the god Mithras, in London.

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