Religion

November 20, 2018 - 12:46 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is confirming Pope Francis will travel to Panama in January for the Catholic Church's big youth rally, and says he'll also spend time there with juvenile delinquents and people suffering from AIDS. History's first Latin American pope will be making his first visit to...
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Injured men receive treatment at a hospital after a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2018. Afghan officials said the suicide bomber targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
November 20, 2018 - 11:55 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of hundreds of Islamic scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said another 83 people...
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November 20, 2018 - 8:43 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in upstate New York who was placed on leave amid accusations of child sex abuse says he knows he's innocent. WGRZ-TV in Buffalo reports the complaint against the Rev. Samuel Venne centers on his time at Our Lady of Pompei in Depew in 1980. Venne says he...
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In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, a computer screen shows the leaked online post from Guilin University of Electronic Technology warning of "hostile domestic and foreign powers" that were "wantonly spreading illicit and illegal videos" through the internet in Beijing, China. The Chinese university’s plan to conduct a blanket search of student and staff electronic devices has come under fire, illustrating the limits of the population’s tolerance for surveillance and raising concern that tactics used on China’s Muslim minorities may be creeping into the rest of the country. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 20, 2018 - 5:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese university's plan to conduct a blanket search of student and staff electronic devices has come under fire, illustrating the limits of the population's tolerance for surveillance and raising the prospect that tactics used on Muslim minorities may be creeping into the rest of...
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In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, a computer screen shows the leaked online post from Guilin University of Electronic Technology warning of "hostile domestic and foreign powers" that were "wantonly spreading illicit and illegal videos" through the internet in Beijing, China. The Chinese university’s plan to conduct a blanket search of student and staff electronic devices has come under fire, illustrating the limits of the population’s tolerance for surveillance and raising concern that tactics used on China’s Muslim minorities may be creeping into the rest of the country. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 20, 2018 - 4:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese university's plan to conduct a blanket search of student and staff electronic devices has come under fire, illustrating the limits of the population's tolerance for surveillance and raising the prospect that tactics used on Muslim minorities may be creeping into the rest of...
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Bosnian Muslim politician Begija Smajic wearing a Muslim hijab head covering, attends an inaugural session of the Bosnian Serb parliament, in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. For the first time since Bosnia's ethnic war, a female politician Begija Smajic wearing Muslim dress has become a lawmaker in the parliament in the Serb half of the country. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
November 19, 2018 - 12:41 pm
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — For the first time since Bosnia's ethnic war, a woman who wears a traditional Muslim headscarf has become a lawmaker in the Serb-run part of the country. Begija Smajic was elected to the Bosnian Serb parliament last month and attended its opening session on...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, Houthi Shiite fighters guard a street leading to the residence of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. A senior leader from Yemen’s Houthi rebels says that for the sake of peace efforts the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia, its larger northern neighbor who is leading a U.S.-backed Arab coalition to restore Yemen’s internationally recognized government. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 19, 2018 - 12:08 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels said Monday that they will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts, answering a key Saudi demand in the latest push to stop the civil war in the Arab world's poorest country. But the rebels also said they had fired a ballistic...
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UNESCO'S Director-General Audrey Azoulay delivers a speech during the presentation of the website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism at the UNESCO headquartered in Paris, France, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. The UN's culture and education agency is teaming up with the World Jewish Congress to launch a website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)at the UNECO| headquartered in Paris, France, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 19, 2018 - 10:10 am
PARIS (AP) — The U.N. culture and education agency has teamed up with the World Jewish Congress to launch a website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and WJC President Ronald Lauder unveiled the interactive "Facts about the Holocaust " site at the...
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November 19, 2018 - 8:48 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's culture minister has compared the treatment of members of his conservative ruling party by political opponents to the way Jews were treated by Nazi Germany's propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. Piotr Glinski, who is also a deputy prime minister, was describing how...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, Houthi Shiite fighters guard a street leading to the residence of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. A senior leader from Yemen’s Houthi rebels says that for the sake of peace efforts the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia, its larger northern neighbor who is leading a U.S.-backed Arab coalition to restore Yemen’s internationally recognized government. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 19, 2018 - 7:23 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior leader of Yemen's Shiite rebels said Monday that the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts, answering a key Saudi demand in the first public sign of hope for the latest push to stop the bloodshed and civilian suffering in the Arab...
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