Religious strife

A volunteer rescues a child while others removing a body following the suicide attack on a church in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Two suicide bombers attacked the church when hundreds of worshippers were attending services ahead of Christmas. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)
December 17, 2017 - 1:49 pm
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers struck a church in Pakistan on Sunday, killing nine people and wounding more than 50 others, authorities said, in the first attack on a church claimed by the country's Islamic State group affiliate. Hundreds of worshippers were attending services ahead of...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a media conference with European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini at the EU Council building in Brussels. With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a deeply divided nation. But a new survey released Tuesday shows just how divided the country has become. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
December 12, 2017 - 3:37 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a deeply polarized nation. But a new survey released on Tuesday shows just how divided the country has...
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Former priest John Feit leave the courtroom following closing arguments in his murder trial, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the Hidalgo County Courthouse in Edinburg, Texas. Feit is accused of suffocating Irene Garza in April 1960, after she went to confession at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen. (Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 10:50 pm
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — An ex-priest was convicted of murdering a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher and beauty queen on Thursday, more than 57 years after Irene Garza went to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen intending to go to confession. Garza's bludgeoned body was found days after her April...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, to travel to Missouri where Trump will speak about tax reform. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 30, 2017 - 1:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tweets of anti-Muslim videos (all times local): 8:00 p.m. President Donald Trump says in a tweet that British Prime Minister Theresa May should focus not on him but "on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the...
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FILE - This is a March 1, 2017 file photo of deputy leader of far-right group Britain First Jayda Fransen. British opposition politicians are demanding the government revoke an invitation to U.S. President Donald Trump after he retweeted videos posted by Jayda Fransen deputy leader of extreme far-right group Britain First. On Wednesday Nov. 29, 2017m Trump retweeted three videos from the account of the group's deputy leader, Jayda Fransen, purporting to show violence by Muslims. (Ben Stevens/PA File via AP)
November 29, 2017 - 8:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — In a rare rebuke to Britain's closest ally, British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to retweet videos posted by a leader of a British far-right group. But Downing St. rejected calls from opposition lawmakers to revoke...
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November 28, 2017 - 11:02 am
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man will be hospitalized in federal custody for psychiatric treatment and likely serve 25 years in prison for plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish school center during Passover last year, a judge ruled Tuesday. James Medina, 41, pleaded guilty this year to a religious hate...
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Police gather evidence after unknown perpetrators broke windows at the Muslim Cultural Center in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Warsaw police say they are searching for attackers who have smashed windows in the city's Muslim cultural center. The police were notified early Monday that some dozen windows were smashed during the night in the center that was opened in 2015 and includes a mosque. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 27, 2017 - 9:41 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police issued a public appeal for witnesses Monday after unknown attackers smashed windows at a Muslim cultural center in the capital Warsaw, while prosecutors opened a probe into a far-right protest in the south of the country over the weekend. About a dozen windows...
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People gather at Al-Rawda Mosque in Bir al-Abd northern Sinai, Egypt a day after attackers killed hundreds of worshippers, on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Friday's assault was Egypt's deadliest attack by Islamic extremists in the country's modern history, a grim milestone in a long-running fight against an insurgency led by a local affiliate of the Islamic State group.(AP Photo/Tarek Samy)
November 26, 2017 - 3:12 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt was reeling Monday from the horrific militant attack on a mosque in northern Sinai that killed 305 people two days earlier — the deadliest assault by Islamic extremists in its modern history and a grim milestone in a long-running fight against the insurgency led by an Islamic...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, ethnic Kachin Christians arrive at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Yangon, Myanmar. Pope Francis on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 begins a six-day trip to the two countries. While attention will focus on how Francis addresses the Rohingya Muslim crisis, the trip also holds huge significance for the tiny Catholic communities in each country. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw, File)
November 25, 2017 - 9:12 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday begins a six-day trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. While attention will focus on how Francis addresses the Rohingya Muslim crisis, the trip also holds huge significance for the tiny Catholic communities in each country. Those Catholics face obstacles...
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Relatives of injured worshippers grieve outside the Suez Canal University hospital in Ismailia, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, a day after an attack on a mosque. Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing more than 200 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
November 25, 2017 - 11:36 am
ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — They arrived in five SUVs, took positions across from the mosque's door and windows, and just as the imam was about to deliver his Friday sermon from atop the pulpit, they opened fire and tossed grenades at the estimated 500 worshippers inside. When the violence finally...
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