Religion

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, M. Indira Gandhi pauses during an interview at her house in Ipoh, Perak state, Malaysia. Malaysia's top court in a landmark decision says both parents must consent to the religious conversion of a minor, ruling in favor of Hindu woman Gandhi whose ex-husband converted their three children to Islam. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin, File)
January 29, 2018 - 1:43 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court said in a landmark decision Monday both parents must consent to the religious conversion of a minor, ruling unanimously in favor of a Hindu woman whose ex-husband converted their three children to Islam without telling her. The ruling ended a nine-...
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January 29, 2018 - 12:59 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court in a landmark decision says both parents must consent to the religious conversion of a minor, ruling in favor of a Hindu woman whose ex-husband converted their three children to Islam. M.Indira Gandhi became caught in a high-profile dispute after...
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January 28, 2018 - 11:21 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — There will be no wine offered during Catholic Masses in Buffalo this weekend, nor will worshippers shake hands while wishing each other peace. Fears over the spreading flu led Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone to issue several directives. He's suspended the distribution of wine...
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The parents of the deceased 15 year old Bailey Holt, left, stand in tears as Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signs the prayer proclamation on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 in Benton, Ky. Marshall County High School reopened its doors Friday as the school day began with an assembly. Police say two students were killed, 14 were wounded by gunfire and seven others suffered other injuries when the boy opened fire at the school Tuesday before classes began. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
January 26, 2018 - 5:27 pm
BENTON, Ky. (AP) — This was supposed to be Spirit Week at Marshall County High School. Instead, homecoming events were canceled, the governor was in town lamenting the nation's moral decay, and preparations were being made for the funerals of two 15-year-old children. Tuesday's attack by a fellow...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 file photo, Protesters chant slogans during a rally against the use of the term "Macedonia" for the neighboring country's name, at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. A senior organizer of a rally planned in Greece's capital against a proposed compromise in a bitter name dispute with neighboring Macedonia says they hope to attract a million people to the march. Organizer Stergios Kalogiros told The Associated Press on Friday, Jan. 26 that he was hopeful the Feb. 4 rally in Athens would draw huge crowds after the event won endorsements this week from powerful religious and local government organizations. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
January 26, 2018 - 1:28 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Organizers of an upcoming anti-government protest in Athens said Friday that they hope to draw 1 million people to the rally aimed at stopping Greece and Macedonia reaching a compromise in a bitter name dispute. Stergios Kalogiros, a senior organizer of the Feb. 4 rally, told...
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January 26, 2018 - 11:09 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's president held a rare press conference Friday in response to international condemnation of the violent treatment of Catholic church members and activists protesting his prolonged stay in power. President Joseph Kabila called the Central African country's electoral...
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German Chancellor and chairwomen of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel, addresses the media during a statement prior to the opening of coalition negotiations on a new German government between the Christian Unions block and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
January 26, 2018 - 3:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leaders of two smaller parties met Friday for the start of formal negotiations on forming a new governing coalition, some four months after voters went to the polls. Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats, its Bavaria-only sister party and...
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Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, addresses a plenary session during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
January 26, 2018 - 2:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting with the leaders of smaller parties Friday for the start of formal talks on forming a new governing coalition. Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats, their Bavaria-only sister party and the center-left Social Democrats all took a beating...
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A policeman guards as people buy tickets at a movie theatre screening Bollywood film "Padmaavat" in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. The film, based on a 16th century Sufi epic poem, has sparked protests and anger due to allegations of distorting history. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
January 25, 2018 - 8:03 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — There was anger about a rumored romance between a Hindu queen and a Muslim invader. There were death threats. There were buses burned and grandstanding politicians. But when the Indian film "Padmaavat" was finally released on Thursday amid heavy security and breathless TV coverage...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2014, file photo, Erykah Badu performs at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.Badu has come under scrutiny for an interview where she made comments on Bill Cosby and Adolf Hitler. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 25, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Erykah Badu claims her words were "misconstrued" in the wake of a controversial interview in which she said she sees a "good" side to everyone, including Adolf Hitler. In a series of tweets Thursday, the singer stressed she was trying to impart a "message of compassion" and...
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