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Recent entries

Burglars strike in temple; loot gold, silver and cash


The Hindu, 21st Aug 2016.

6 panchaloha idols stolen from Tiruvotriyur temple


The Hindu, 21st Aug 2016.

Irrespetan a Dios, se roban plata de iglesia


Disrespecting God, church silver is stolen

Carlos Barragán, La Estrella de Panamá, 21st Aug 2016.

Suspected Tomb Raider Gets Raided in Costa Rica

(Costa Rica)

Jamie Lopez, The Costa Rica Star, 20th Aug 2016.

Commentary: U.S. must help safeguard tribal patrimony

(United States of America)

Martin Heinrich, Santa Fe New Mexican, 20th Aug 2016.