Religion

Kismat Ali, whose wife's name did not appear on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft, shows a form he collected to file an appeal in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. On Friday, the 3.9 million residents left off Assam’s draft list of citizens began filing their appeals, wading into a byzantine legal and bureaucratic process that many fear could lead to detention, expulsion or years in limbo. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
August 10, 2018 - 8:42 pm
MAYONG, India (AP) — The rice farmer doesn't know how it happened. Abdul Mannan just knows a mistake was made somewhere. But what can you say when the authorities suddenly insist one of your five children isn't an Indian? What do you do when your wife and daughter-in-law are suddenly viewed as...
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The back of a moving truck serves as sleeping quarters at a squalid makeshift living compound in Amalia, N.M., on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The compound offers hints about the lives of five adults and 11 malnourished children who were detained there and rescued last week. The remains of a young child were later recovered from within the compound and may resolve the fate of the missing, severely disabled boy Abdul-ghani Wahhaj. The remains haven't been positively identified by a state medical examiner. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
August 10, 2018 - 8:19 pm
AMALIA, N.M. (AP) — Dirty diapers, shotgun shells, small broken bicycles, the white sandal of a baby, anguished journals about faith and a DVD about killing techniques in close combat. Ordinary and extraordinary household objects littered a squalid compound on a high-desert plain of northern New...
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August 10, 2018 - 7:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Allegations of misconduct made by seminarians in Boston will be investigated. The archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, says in a statement on Friday that he's unable to verify or disprove the allegations about St. John's Seminary but called them a "source of serious concern...
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August 10, 2018 - 4:41 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A U.N. anti-discrimination committee raised concerns on Friday over China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority, citing reports of mass detentions as it considered Beijing's record over recent years. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination started reviewing China...
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August 10, 2018 - 3:07 pm
Polygamy is not becoming a common practice in Denmark due to an influx of Muslim immigrants, as some online outlets have reported. The stories cite Fakti, a Copenhagen-based organization that offers services to immigrant and refugee women, as saying one-third of the women they assist are in...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces plan of action for the first 100 days of his new presidency, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
August 10, 2018 - 7:14 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's financial turmoil (all times local): 2:15 p.m. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government "will not lose the economic war." Turkish newspaper Hurriyet and other media reports quote Erdogan as making the comment to a group of worshippers following...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2015, file photo, Chinese Hui Muslims pray during Eid al-Fitr prayers at Niujie Mosque in Beijing. Authorities in northwestern China were poised to begin demolition of a mosque Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, despite protests by hundreds of members of the country's Muslim Hui ethnic minority determined to preserve the newly built structure. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
August 10, 2018 - 7:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government's efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced in the country. A large crowd of Hui people, a Muslim ethnic minority, began...
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People whose names were left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft stand to collect forms to file appeals in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. A draft list of citizens in Assam, released in July, put nearly 4 million people on edge to prove their Indian nationality. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
August 10, 2018 - 6:50 am
MAYONG, India (AP) — The rice farmer doesn't know how it happened. Abdul Mannan just knows a mistake was made somewhere. But what can you say when the authorities suddenly insist one of your five children isn't an Indian? What do you do when your wife and daughter-in-law are suddenly viewed as...
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Muslim men perform Friday Prayer as houses ruined by Sunday's earthquake are seen in the background at a makeshift mosque in Pamenang, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The north of the popular resort island has been devastated by the magnitude 7.0 quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
August 10, 2018 - 5:05 am
TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — On Indonesia's earthquake-devastated Lombok island, people are reeling as they mourn more than 300 dead and sleep in makeshift shelters, but foremost in the minds of some is rebuilding the collapsed mosques that were the heart of their communities. Villagers in Tanjung...
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Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, center left, and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin, center right, greet their supporters prior to formal registration as candidates for the 2019 presidential election in Jakarta, Indonesia. Friday, Aug. 10,2018. The battle lines for Indonesia's 2019 presidential election were drawn Friday as president Jokowi formally registered as a candidate after choosing a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 10, 2018 - 4:22 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The battle lines for Indonesia's 2019 presidential election were drawn Friday as the incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo formally registered as a candidate after choosing a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate. Jokowi, the first Indonesian president from outside the...
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