Religious strife

A municipality worker removes blood stains from a wall of a damaged mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, a day after a suicide attack. Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, the Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
October 21, 2017 - 3:36 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the capital as Afghan officials on Saturday raised the number of casualties from the attack to at least 39 dead and at least 41 wounded. In a statement on its website late Friday, IS...
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October 20, 2017 - 12:50 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 9:10 p.m. An Afghan police spokesman has raised the death toll from a suicide bombing at a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province to 33 killed, including a warlord who was apparently the target of the attack...
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October 20, 2017 - 10:42 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in western Kabul has killed at least 30 people and wounded 45. Maj. Gen. Alimast Momand says the attacker was on foot and walked into to the Imam Zaman Mosque on Friday in the city's Dashti...
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A view of the Santa Croce Basilica where a 52-year-old tourist from Spain was killed by falling masonry, in Florence, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2017. The tourist, who was visiting the church with his wife, was struck in the head by a decorative element that dropped from a height of some 20 meters in one of the aisles of the Basilica of Santa Croce, one of the Renaissance city’s top tourist attractions. (Maurizio Degl'Innocenti/ANSA via AP)
October 19, 2017 - 2:34 pm
MILAN (AP) — A 52-year-old tourist from Spain was killed Thursday by falling masonry in one of Florence's most famous churches, the Basilica of Santa Croce. The church, a top tourist attraction, is where Italian luminaries Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Niccolo Machiavelli are buried. The fatal...
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October 19, 2017 - 3:31 am
PARIS (AP) — A French ex-intelligence chief is expected to addresses failures in tracking Islamic extremists, at the trial over deadly 2012 attacks on a Jewish school and French soldiers. Bernard Squarcini was heading the French police counterterrorism agency when Mohamed Merah went on a shooting...
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In this image made from Oct. 16, 2017, video released by UNHCR, thousands of Rohingya refugees arrive in Anjuman Para, Bangladesh, from Myanmar. Over 500,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled violence in Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh over the past seven weeks. (Roger Arnold/UNHCR via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 10:40 am
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to witnesses and a drone video shot by the U...
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Pakistani worshippers sit outside a shrine after a bomb blast in Jhal Magsi, about 400 kilometers (240 miles) east of Quetta, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. A suicide bomber struck a Shiite shrine packed with worshippers in a remote village in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing many people and leaving at least 25 wounded, a provincial government spokesman and the police said. (AP Photo/Abdul Hameed)
October 07, 2017 - 8:15 am
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from a suicide bombing at a Shiite shrine in the country's southwest increased to 24 after four victims died at a hospital overnight, police said Saturday. A suicide bomber struck the shrine packed with worshippers in a remote village in Jhal Magsi district,...
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In this Oct. 5, 2017, video released by Arakan Rohingya National Organization, villagers are seen preparing to cross a river towards the Maungdaw township in the Rakhine state that borders Bangladesh. More Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar are streaming toward the border, despite government assurances that it is stopping the exodus of refugees to Bangladesh. (Arakan Rohingya National Organization via the AP)
October 06, 2017 - 8:45 am
BANGKOK (AP) — More Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar streamed toward the border Friday, despite government assurances that it was stopping the massive exodus of refugees to Bangladesh. A video obtained by The Associated Press that villagers said was shot Thursday in northern Rakhine...
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Pakistani worshippers sit outside a shrine after a bomb blast in Jhal Magsi, about 400 kilometers (240 miles) east of Quetta, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. A suicide bomber struck a Shiite shrine packed with worshippers in a remote village in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing many people and leaving at least 25 wounded, a provincial government spokesman and the police said. (AP Photo/Abdul Hameed)
October 05, 2017 - 3:44 pm
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a Shiite shrine packed with worshippers in a remote village in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing 20 people and leaving at least 25 wounded, a provincial government spokesman and the police said. Within hours, the Islamic State group claimed...
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A French price officer stands in the courtroom where the older brother of a French extremist who killed seven in 2012 will appear in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. The older brother of a French extremist who killed seven people in a series of attacks on a Jewish school and soldiers goes on trial Monday for complicity in the 2012 shooting spree that in retrospect marked the start of an era of homegrown jihadi violence in France. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
October 02, 2017 - 5:29 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the 2012 Toulouse attacks trial (all times local): 10:25 a.m. The first trial in a new era of homegrown jihadi attacks in France has opened in a Paris court under tight security. The main defendant is a brother of Islamic radical Mohammed Merah, who killed seven people in...
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