Religious issues

March 06, 2018 - 7:49 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two men who say they were sexually abused by a leader at Jehovah's Witnesses congregations in San Diego in the 1990s have settled their lawsuits against the church's governing body. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Tuesday that the settlements were finalized last week. Both...
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March 06, 2018 - 5:38 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president declared a state of emergency Tuesday amid fears that anti-Muslim attacks in a central hill town could spread. Details of the emergency decree were not immediately announced, and it was unclear how it would affect life on the South Asian island nation...
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March 06, 2018 - 5:24 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has declared a state of emergency amid fears that anti-Muslim attacks in a central hill town could spread. Details of the emergency decree were not immediately announced, and it was unclear how it would affect life on the South Asian island nation,...
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Cardinal George Pell arrives at an Australian court, in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, March 5, 2018. Pell attended a hearing to determine whether prosecutors have sufficient evidence to try him on sexual abuse charges. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
March 05, 2018 - 3:27 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic Church leader to be charged with sexual abuse came close to confronting his accusers on Monday in a video-linked Australian court hearing to test the strength of the prosecution case. Cardinal George Pell's alleged victims began testifying in the...
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Cardinal George Pell arrives at an Australian court, in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, March 5, 2018. Pell attended a hearing to determine whether prosecutors have sufficient evidence to try him on sexual abuse charges. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
March 04, 2018 - 8:45 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Wearing his clerical collar, the most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis appeared in an Australian court Monday for a hearing to determine whether prosecutors have sufficient evidence to put him on trial. Australian Cardinal...
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Martin Glenn, Chief Executive Football Association, speaks during the press conference of the 132nd IFAB Annual General Meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)
March 04, 2018 - 5:53 pm
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is annoying many Spaniards by wearing a pro-Catalan yellow ribbon, the head of the English Football Association said, highlighting the need to be tough on keeping political symbols out of soccer. The FA's CEO, Martin Glenn, also said "we don't want" religious...
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CORRECTING DATE TO MARCH 3 - Damage to the General Staff of the Armed Forces building following Friday's gun and explosives attack in central Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Saturday March 3, 2018. The markets returned to near normal Saturday, after Islamic extremists struck the French Embassy and army headquarters Friday in simultaneous attacks of gunfire and explosives, killing eight people and wounding more than 80 others. (AP Photo/ Ludivine Laniepce)
March 03, 2018 - 10:45 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's prime minister said Saturday he is revolted by the Islamic extremist attacks that killed at least eight people in the capital, and said the government and people must remain vigilant against such violence. Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba met with the...
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Troops ride in a vehicle near the French Embassy in central Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday March 2, 2018. Gunfire and explosions rocked Burkina Faso's capital early Friday in what the police said was a suspected attack by Islamic extremists. By midday the gunfire became intermittent and helicopters flew above the French Embassy in Ouagadougou.(AP Photo/ Ludivine Laniepce)
March 02, 2018 - 7:12 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Islamic extremists struck the French Embassy and army headquarters in simultaneous attacks of gunfire and explosives Friday in Burkina Faso's capital, killing eight people and wounding more than 80 others. All eight militants were slain by security forces. The...
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This is an undated handout photo issued by Leicestershire Police of Paul Moore. A British man has been convicted of attempted murder for running over a Muslim woman in a hate crime he saw as revenge for Islamic extremist attacks. A jury found Paul Moore guilty Friday, March 2, 2018 of the Sept. 20 attack, which left 47-year-old Zaynab Hussein with life-changing injuries. (Leicestershire Police via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 9:49 am
LONDON (AP) — A British man has been convicted of attempted murder for running over a Muslim woman in a hate crime he saw as revenge for Islamic extremist attacks. A jury found Paul Moore guilty Friday of the Sept. 20 attack, which left 47-year-old Zaynab Hussein with life-changing injuries...
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March 02, 2018 - 9:45 am
CAIRO (AP) — A mother who angered Egyptian authorities by accusing the police in a foreign news report of torturing her daughter has been arrested and was ordered detained on Friday, while the human rights lawyer who first publicly mentioned the mother's detention has gone missing. The public...
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