Religious issues

February 01, 2018 - 7:21 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday blocked the government from deporting dozens of Christian Indonesians who fear persecution if returned home, until they're given a chance to fight their removal. U.S. District Judge Patti Saris in Boston said 50 Indonesians living illegally in New Hampshire...
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FILE - The file picture taken just after the liberation by the Soviet army in January, 1945, shows a group of children wearing concentration camp uniforms including Martha Weiss who was ten years-old, 6th from right, at the time behind barbed wire fencing in the Oswiecim (Auschwitz) Nazi concentration camp. Poland's Senate has backed legislation regulating Holocaust speech, calling for up to three years in prison for any intentional attempt to falsely attribute the crimes of Nazi Germany to the Polish state or people. (AP Photo)
February 01, 2018 - 3:00 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the Polish Senate's vote to regulate Holocaust speech (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish rights group, is calling pending legislation in Poland regulating Holocaust speech an "outrage" and is accusing Poland's conservative government of...
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FILE - The Jan. 26, 2015 file photo shows the entrance to the former Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz with the "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets you Free) writing above, in Oswiecim, Poland. Poland's Senate has backed legislation regulating Holocaust speech, calling for up to three years in prison for any intentional attempt to falsely attribute the crimes of Nazi Germany to the Polish state or people. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)
February 01, 2018 - 2:33 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A diplomatic dispute has erupted between Poland and Israel over pending Polish legislation that imposes prison terms of up to three years for falsely attributing the crimes of Nazi Germany to Poland. Bitter recriminations have exposed painful historical baggage on both sides...
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Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo carrying his daughter is escorted by Myanmar police as he re-enter to the trial after a break Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, outside of Yangon, Myanmar. A lawyer for the two Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, charged with illegally handling government secrets, says a court had denied their request to be released on bail. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
February 01, 2018 - 1:54 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court on Thursday denied bail for two Reuters journalists charged with illegally handling government secrets, their lawyer said. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested Dec. 12 after police accused them of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act for...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 19, 2017, forensic officers move the van which struck pedestrians near a Mosque at Finsbury Park in north London. A Crown Court on Thursday Feb. 1, 2018, found Darren Osborne guilty of murder and attempted murder in the June 2017 attack in the city's Finsbury Park neighborhood. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
February 01, 2018 - 1:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — A man who steeped himself in far-right, anti-Muslim ideas before driving a van into a crowd of worshippers near a north London mosque was convicted Thursday of murder and attempted murder. A jury at London's Woolwich Crown Court deliberated for just an hour before finding 48-year-old...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 19, 2017, forensic officers move the van which struck pedestrians near a Mosque at Finsbury Park in north London. A Crown Court on Thursday Feb. 1, 2018, found Darren Osborne guilty of murder and attempted murder in the June 2017 attack in the city's Finsbury Park neighborhood. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
February 01, 2018 - 12:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — A man who steeped himself in far-right, anti-Muslim ideas before driving a van into a crowd of worshippers near a north London mosque was convicted Thursday of murder and attempted murder. A jury at London's Woolwich Crown Court deliberated for just an hour before finding 48-year-old...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 19, 2017, forensic officers move the van which struck pedestrians near a Mosque at Finsbury Park in north London. A Crown Court on Thursday Feb. 1, 2018, found Darren Osborne guilty of murder and attempted murder in the June 2017 attack in the city's Finsbury Park neighborhood. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
February 01, 2018 - 11:30 am
LONDON (AP) — A man who drove a van into a crowd of worshippers near a north London mosque after expressing far-right and anti-Muslim opinions was convicted Thursday of murder and attempted murder. A jury at London's Woolwich Crown Court deliberated for about an hour before finding 48-year-old...
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FILE - The Jan. 26, 2015 file photo shows the entrance to the former Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz with the "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets you Free) writing above, in Oswiecim, Poland. Poland's Senate has backed legislation regulating Holocaust speech, calling for up to three years in prison for any intentional attempt to falsely attribute the crimes of Nazi Germany to the Polish state or people. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)
February 01, 2018 - 10:00 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate has backed legislation that will regulate Holocaust speech, a move that has already strained relations with both Israel and the United States. The bill proposed by Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice party and voted for early Thursday could see...
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February 01, 2018 - 9:00 am
PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — A rabbi who was accused of sexual abuse and fired from a private Jewish school in a Baltimore suburb is suing the parents of his accusers and an activist in New York. The Baltimore Sun reports that Rabbi Steven Krawatsky, who also goes by the first name Shmuel, filed the...
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Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo carrying his daughter is escorted by Myanmar police as he re-enter to the trial after a break Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, outside of Yangon, Myanmar. A lawyer for the two Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, charged with illegally handling government secrets, says a court had denied their request to be released on bail. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
February 01, 2018 - 6:32 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court on Thursday denied bail for two Reuters journalists charged with illegally handling government secrets, their lawyer said. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested Dec. 12 after police accused them of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act for...
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