Religion

July 23, 2018 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A group claiming some Orthodox Jewish yeshivas don't teach enough reading, writing and arithmetic sued New York state on Monday in an effort to force change. Young Advocates for Fair Education sued Monday in Brooklyn federal court. The group wants more secular education in ultra-...
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Representative and former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo bangs the gavel after taking the oath as the new house speaker, at the House of Representatives in Quezon city, metropolitan Manila, Philippines Monday July 23, 2018. A leadership row erupted in the Philippine House of Representative, delaying President Rodrigo Duterte's delivery of his annual state of the nation address and passage of a crucial Muslim rebel autonomy deal. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
July 23, 2018 - 11:22 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A leadership row erupted in the Philippine House of Representatives on live TV Monday, delaying President Rodrigo Duterte's delivery of his annual state of the nation address and passage of crucial Muslim autonomy legislation aimed at ending one of Asia's longest Islamic...
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Afghan security personnel arrive to the site of an attack near the Kabul Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, July 22, 2018. An Afghan spokesman says there has been a large explosion near the Kabul airport shortly after the country's controversial first vice president landed on his return from abroad. Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum and members of his entourage were unharmed in the explosion on Sunday, which took place as his convoy had already left the airport (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
July 23, 2018 - 9:00 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on worshippers inside a mosque in eastern Nangarhar province, killing four people, according to a provincial official. Attahullah Khogyani, the provincial governor's spokesman, said three other people, including the mosque's religious leader, were...
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July 23, 2018 - 4:01 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives failed on Monday to ratify as expected an autonomy deal that many hope will peacefully settle one of Asia's longest-raging Muslim separatist rebellions and help prevent a repeat of a disastrous Islamic State group-linked siege in...
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Paramedics carry a person rescued from a boat that capsized off Cyprus' northern coastline, as he is brought to a hospital in Silifke, near the city of Mersin, southern Turkey, late Wednesday, July 18, 2018. A boat carrying about 150 migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus on Wednesday, with the search continuing and some 105 people rescued so far according to the Turkish coast guard. (Mustafa Ercan/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
July 22, 2018 - 2:32 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Spain's Maritime Rescue Service says it has picked up 447 people who were trying to cross to the Mediterranean Sea from northern Africa. The service said it rescued 257 migrants from 20 boats Sunday in the Strait...
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July 22, 2018 - 7:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics say dozens of New York's ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools run by Hasidic Jews are failing to provide enough instruction in English, math or other secular subjects to prepare students for the modern world. A group that's pushing for more secular instruction in the yeshivas plans...
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Paramedics carry a person rescued from a boat that capsized off Cyprus' northern coastline, as he is brought to a hospital in Silifke, near the city of Mersin, southern Turkey, late Wednesday, July 18, 2018. A boat carrying about 150 migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus on Wednesday, with the search continuing and some 105 people rescued so far according to the Turkish coast guard. (Mustafa Ercan/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
July 22, 2018 - 6:47 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has lamented the latest migrant deaths in shipwrecks of smugglers' boats and entreated nations to act swiftly to prevent more tragedies. Francis in his traditional Sunday appearance to faithful in St. Peter's Square expressed sorrow over recent deaths in the...
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Hanif Abbasi, center, a candidate from Pakistan Muslim League-N party for upcoming general election, talks to his supporters outside a court in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Saturday, July 21, 2018. A court convicted Abbasi, a former lawmaker and candidate for national assembly Saturday and gave him life term for misusing controlled chemical he obtained for his pharmaceutical company.(AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
July 21, 2018 - 4:00 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A court convicted a former lawmaker and candidate for the national assembly Saturday giving him a life sentence for the misuse of a controlled substance he obtained for his pharmaceutical company. Hanif Abbasi, a leader of the former ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-N, was...
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A park ranger patrols an area Friday, July 20, 2018, near where a duck boat capsized the night before resulting in at least 13 deaths on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo. Workers were still searching for four people on the boat that were unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 20, 2018 - 10:36 pm
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local): 9:35 p.m. About 300 people gathered in a parking lot outside a tourism business to remember the 17 people killed when one of its duck boats capsized in storm-tossed water. The mourners Friday night sang...
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This June 27, 2018 photo shows civil rights activist James Meredith in Jackson, Miss. “I've been in the God business all my life,” Meredith says. “Ole Miss to me was nothing but a mission from God. The Meredith March Against Fear was my most important mission from God, until this one coming up right now: Raising the moral character up, and making people aware of their duty to follow God's plan and the teachings of Jesus Christ.” (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
July 20, 2018 - 8:35 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives. He integrated the University of Mississippi while braving mob violence in 1962 — yet he worked in the late 1980s for archconservative Sen. Jesse Helms, considered a foe by many in the civil rights...
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