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PHOTOS: Filipino devotees nailed to crosses to re-enact crucifixion

 (Reuters) - Hundreds of tourists watched in shock as actors dressed as Roman soldiers hammered four-inch nails through the hands and feet of a Filipino into a wooden cross for the 33rd time in a Good Friday re-enactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion. The gory display of devotion, which the...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 9:29am

Robots compete with child jockeys in Egyptian camel races

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Remote-controlled robot jockeys lined up at a major camel racing festival in northeastern Egypt, as owners came under pressure from campaigns to stop using child riders. Organizers fielded around 20 robots - child-sized devices with a whipping arm that can be triggered...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:40pm

Ethiopian plane smoked and shuddered before deadly plunge

By Duncan Miriri GARA-BOKKA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - The Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed killing 157 people was making a strange rattling noise and trailed smoke and debris as it swerved above a field of panicked cows before hitting earth, according to...

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 2:10pm