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‘Skullduggery’ political podcast: This doleful ritual — March 25, 2021


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Thousands of animals sacrificed in Nepal Hindu ritual amid outcry

Thousands of animals sacrificed in Nepal Hindu ritual amid outcryTens of thousands of devout Hindus thronged a temple in southern Nepal where thousands of animals and birds were sacrificed this week, amid an outcry from animal rights activists who said the ritual was a cruel and gruesome spectacle. The ceremony, held every five years at the Gadhimai temple in Bara in southern Nepal, is believed to be the largest such mass-slaughter event in the world and animal rights activists have been campaigning to end the practice for years. About 80% of Nepal’s 30 million population are Hindus and many sacrifice animals to appease deities during festivals.



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Muslim pilgrims converge on Jamarat for ritual stoning of the devil

Muslim pilgrims converge on Jamarat for ritual stoning of the devilMuslims from around the world hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Sunday, the start of the riskiest part of the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, where hundreds died in a crush four years ago. The kingdom stakes its reputation on its guardianship of Islam’s holiest sites, Mecca and Medina, and organizing the world’s largest annual Muslim gathering which retraces the route Prophet Mohammad took 14 centuries ago. Nearly 2-1/2 million pilgrims, mostly from abroad, have arrived for the five-day ritual, a religious duty once in a lifetime for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it.



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Trump finally hews to ritual of meeting troops in harm's way

Trump finally hews to ritual of meeting troops in harm's wayJOINT BASE ANDREWS, Maryland (AP) — President Donald Trump once opined that it wasn't "overly necessary" for him to visit troops in danger zones abroad. But with the lights of Air Force One out and window shutters drawn, the president did just that, slipping into Iraq at night to greet U.S. service members and show that his norm-busting presidency would hew at least to this tradition.



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Brett Kavanaugh: Witches placed mass hex on Supreme Court Justice during New York protest ritual

Brett Kavanaugh: Witches placed mass hex on Supreme Court Justice during New York protest ritualWitches placed a hex on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during a protest ritual in New York. The spell, which was livestreamed on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday, was also targeted at “all rapists and the patriarchy which emboldens, rewards and protects them”. Organisers at the Catland occult bookshop in Brooklyn said the hex was as “an act of resistance and resilience” following the controversy over allegations of sexual assault against Mr Kavanaugh.



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Modern-Day Witches Plan Ritual To Hex Brett Kavanaugh

Modern-Day Witches Plan Ritual To Hex Brett KavanaughDozens of witches say they plan to gather in New York City this month to hex



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

Yazidis celebrate Murad's Nobel prize as they mark top ritualYazidi 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. All around him, pilgrims flocking to Sheikh Adi’s shrine are all smiles and proud of the young Nobel peace laureate, the first Iraqi to receive such an honour.



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Young Boy Found at a New Mexico Compound Died in a Ritual Ceremony, Prosecutors Say

Young Boy Found at a New Mexico Compound Died in a Ritual Ceremony, Prosecutors SayRelatives of the boy believed he would "return as Jesus" to guide their future attacks against financial and government targets, prosecutors alleged



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Boy at New Mexico compound died in ritual ceremony, prosecutors say

Boy at New Mexico compound died in ritual ceremony, prosecutors sayAuthorities found the remains at a ramshackle compound north of Taos where 11 other children were found alive but malnourished in a raid on the site 10 days ago. The prosecutor said during a court hearing for five adults arrested on charges of abusing the 11 children that they had been trained to use weapons and defend the compound in the event of an FBI raid. The adults, including three women who police said were the mothers of the 11 children, were charged with 11 counts of felony child abuse.



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Cops: Woman says Voodoo ritual led her to kill sons, 5 and 8

Cops: Woman says Voodoo ritual led her to kill sons, 5 and 8BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman used a kitchen knife to stab two of her children to death and later told police it was part of a Voodoo ritual, authorities said Tuesday.



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