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  • Indian police investigate latest attack on church

    AGRA: Vandals who attacked a northern Indian church wrapped a dog chain around the neck of a Virgin Mary statue, police said on Thursday, in the latest assault on Christian places of worship in Hindu-majority India...

    Police said several statues were damaged and their glass cases broken inside the grounds of St Mary’s church in the overnight attack in the tourist city of Agra, home to the famed Taj Mahal...

  • Police accused of not entering church fire case

    LAHORE: Three Christian leaders alleged on Monday that police were not registering a case of a mysterious fire that broke out at Apostolic Church in Shamkey Bhattian on Jan 6...

    Masiha Millat Party (MMP) Punjab president William Javed told Dawn that a healing prayer was held in the church ground on January 6...

  • Police, Hindu hardliners halt church wedding in India

    NEW DELHI: A group of hardline Hindu activists and police stormed a church in central India and stopped a wedding midway after accusing the pastor of forcefully converting the bride to Christianity, an official said Thursday...

    As the wedding got underway at the Church of God in India in Madhya Pradesh state, men belonging to the fringe Hindu outfit Bajrang Dal barged in accompanied by police, who arrested ten people, a church...

  • ‘Key financier’ of Safoora massacre detained by police

    The suspect, Sheeba Ahmed, was detained from the Defence area of Karachi, said CTD's Senior Superintendent of Police Investigation, Naveed Nisar Khwaja...

    Khwaja said Ahmed allegedly 'brainwashed' the suspects accused of carrying out the Safoora massacre and provided them with key financial support,Speaking at press conference at his office, the senior officer said Ahmed was detained over information provided by the arrested accused —...

  • Anti-tobacco team visits church to create awareness

    ISLAMABAD: A team of ‘Tobacco Smoke Free Capital’ visited Saint Thomas Church in Sector G-7/2 on Sunday to create awareness among people against the hazards of using tobacco...

    Deputy Director General (Health) and Project Director Dr Minhajus Siraj, while talking to Dawn, said over 600 people participated in the services held in the church...

  • At least 26 killed in shooting at Texas church: US media

    A black-clad gunman armed with an assault rifle opened fire on a small-town Texas church during Sunday morning services, killing 26 people and wounding 20 in the latest mass shooting to shock the United States...

    The victims, who ranged in age from five to 72, were gunned down at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a rural community of about 400 people located 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio...

  • Family dispute suspected in Texas church shooting

    SUTHERLAND SPRI­NGS: A family dispute may have sparked the rampage by a US Air Force veteran who killed 26 people with an assault rifle in a small-town church, the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history, officials said...

    Ten people remained in critical condition a day after Devin Patrick Kelley, a 26-year-old private security guard, burst into the rural Baptist church during Sunday morning services and sprayed bullets at the...

  • 69 jailed for life for torching church in Egypt

    CAIRO Egypt jailed 69 Islamists for life on Wednesday for torching a church near Cairo in August 2013 during a crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a judicial official said...

    The Coptic church was set on fire and a police station was attacked when violence erupted in the town of Kerdasa on Aug 14 that year, after hundreds of Morsi supporters died in a crackdown on two protest camps in the capital the same day......

  • 545 booked under ATA for vandalising church

    LAHORE: Police registered a case on Monday under anti-terrorism act against the people who had vandalized a church in Basti Dhoop Sarri in Sanda and wounded several policemen deployed there to protect it on Sunday night...

    Police said the case had been registered against 545 people on charges of terrorism and attacking a place of worship...

  • Bid to sell Karak church land foiled

    KARAK: The members of local Christian community claimed here on Tuesday to have foiled a bid to sell the land of a church situated in Karak city...

    Faryad Masih, a representative of local Christians, told journalists that two persons impersonating as bishop and pope had come to the district to sell the land of local church...

  • Suspected gunman caught in US black church 'hate crime': media

    CHARLESTON: US police on Thursday reportedly captured a 21-year-old white gunman who killed nine people at a prayer meeting in one of the nation's oldest black churches in Charleston, an attack being probed as a hate crime...

    The shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in the southeastern US city was one of the worst attacks on a place of worship in the country in recent years, and comes at a time of lingering...

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