Religious issues

Security personnel patrol outside a polling station during the country's presidential election in Weerawila, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Nov. 16 , 2019. A convoy of buses carrying Muslim voters traveling in northern Sri Lanka was attacked by gunfire and stones, and blocked by burning tires, around midnight on Saturday hours before polls opened in Sri Lanka’s presidential election, according to Colombo-based Centre for Monitoring Election Violence. (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne )
November 16, 2019 - 2:03 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Muslim voters traveling by bus to polling stations in northern Sri Lanka were attacked by gunfire and stones and blocked by burning tires hours before polls opened in presidential elections Saturday, in what a member of the Elections Commission called a coordinated effort...
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A protester holds his Teddy Bear during clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government demonstrators, at Khilani Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 15, 2019 - 4:29 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas in renewed clashes with anti-government protesters in central Baghdad on Friday, killing three people, while Iraq’s top Shiite religious leader warned its government to heed calls for sweeping political reforms. Separately, a...
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M. Russell Ballard, a senior leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and acting president of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, speaks during an interview, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Associated Press headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner)
November 15, 2019 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday the church severed its century-long tie with the Boy Scouts of America because the organization made changes that pushed it away from the church. “The reality there is we didn’t really leave them...
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Protesters try to pull down concrete walls placed by Iraqi security forces during clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government demonstrators, at Khilani Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 15, 2019 - 3:46 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas in renewed clashes with anti-government protesters in central Baghdad on Friday, killing three people, while Iraq’s top Shiite religious leader warned its government to heed calls for sweeping political reforms. Separately, two...
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M. Russell Ballard, a senior leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and acting president of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, speaks during an interview, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Associated Press headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner)
November 15, 2019 - 2:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday the church severed its century-long tie with the Boy Scouts of America because the organization made changes that pushed it away from the church. “The reality there is we didn’t really leave them...
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M. Russell Ballard, a senior leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and acting president of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, speaks during an interview, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Associated Press headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner)
November 15, 2019 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the church severed its century-long tie with the Boy Scouts because the organization made changes that pushed it away from the church. “The reality there is we didn’t really leave them; they kind of left...
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Riot police fire tear gas during clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-Government protesters in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 15, 2019 - 10:22 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Security forces fired live rounds and tear gas at anti-government protesters in a central Baghdad square Friday, killing three people, in bloody confrontations that continued despite an influential Shiite leader’s call for calm. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani emphasized support for...
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A protester holds a megaphone as he sits on a ladder at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Protesters who had barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university this week began to leave Friday after partially clearing a road they had blocked and demanding that the government commit to going ahead with local elections on Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
November 15, 2019 - 7:28 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Many of the protesters who had barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university this week began to leave Friday after temporarily clearing a road they had blocked and demanding that the government commit to going ahead with local elections on Nov. 24. It wasn’t immediately clear why...
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A protester holds a megaphone as he sits on a ladder at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Protesters who had barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university this week began to leave Friday after partially clearing a road they had blocked and demanding that the government commit to going ahead with local elections on Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
November 15, 2019 - 6:44 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Many of the protesters who had barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university this week began to leave Friday after partially clearing a road they had blocked and demanding that the government commit to going ahead with local elections on Nov. 24. It wasn’t immediately clear why...
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A man walks past barricades built by protesters at Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Protesters who have barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university partially cleared a road they were blocking and demanded that the government commit to holding local elections on Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 15, 2019 - 4:43 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters who had barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university this week began to leave Friday after partially clearing a road they had blocked and demanding that the government commit to going ahead with local elections on Nov. 24. It wasn’t immediately clear why the...
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