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{FD} The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Egypt bus attack

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The Latest on the attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Europeans making sales pitch to Trump on climate accord

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European leaders are mounting a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump from abandoning the Paris climate accord, using multiple meetings this week to sell the American leader on the global agreement to reduce carbon emissions. Continue reading

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{FD} Iranians stage protest rally against Bahrain crackdown

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Hundreds of Iranian worshippers have rallied in Tehran to denounce a Bahrain police raid on the hometown of a prominent Shiite cleric this week that left five of his supporters dead and 286 arrested. Continue reading

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{FD} Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 28

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Egyptian state TV says 23 people were killed and 25 wounded in an attack by gunmen on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkish committee: US-based cleric was behind failed coup

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The head of a Turkish parliamentary committee says there is no doubt that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind last year’s failed military coup. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Protesters oppose martial law in Philippines

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The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is telling troops fighting Muslim militants for the control of southern Marawi city t… Continue reading

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{FD} Ethiopia charges 2 with terrorism over deadly stampede

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Ethiopia has charged two people with terrorism, saying they caused a stampede last year that killed dozens of people and led the government to declare a state of emergency. Continue reading

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{FD} Lady Justice statue removed from Bangladesh court complex

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A Lady Justice statue was removed from Bangladesh’s Supreme Court premises under tight security overnight after Islamist hardliners pressed for its removal for months, the sculptor said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel

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Tens of thousands are gathering in Berlin to listen to former U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discuss democracy and global responsibility at a Protestant conference as the country marks the 500th anniversary of the Refor… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Foreign fighters among militants in Philippines

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The Latest on xxxxxxx (all times local): 1 p.m. Catholics in the Philippine capital have attended a Mass for people in the southern region now under martial law and in the besieged city of Marawi. Continue reading

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{FD} President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacks

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Indonesia’s president has ordered a thorough investigation of the network behind two suicide bombings that targeted police in the capital and killed three police officers. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-tennis great avoids Qantas over same-sex marriage edict

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Former tennis great and now Christian pastor Margaret Court says she will stop using Qantas “where possible” in protest over the Australian airline’s promotion of same-sex marriage. Continue reading

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{FD} Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack

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On the Manchester street they call the “Curry Mile,” there are no longer just Indian or Pakistani restaurants. Continue reading

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{FD} Sri Lanka police blamed for not stopping attacks on Muslims

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Opposition lawmakers and rights activists are blaming the Sri Lankan government for failing to stop a series of attacks on business places and mosques of ethnic minority Muslims over the past five weeks. Continue reading

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{FD} Ivanka Trump asks trafficked women what US can do to help

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Ivanka Trump met Wednesday met with a group of African women who were trafficked into Italian prostitution rings, a private encounter said to have moved her to tears. Continue reading

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{FD} Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate

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Clashes have broken out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces as Israeli demonstrators march through the Old City of Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel’s capture of the city’s eastern half. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week

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The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local): 6:31 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

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A Philippine Roman Catholic church leader says a priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage from a cathedral by gunmen in a southern city. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Army trucks roll deeper into Philippine city

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The Latest on the siege of a Philippine city that led President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the south (all times local): 2 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

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President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. Continue reading

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{FD} Hack, fake story expose real tensions between Qatar, Gulf

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Qatar says hackers broke into the website of its state-run news agency and published a fake story quoting the country’s ruling emir. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground

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They are stylistic opposites, one a bombastic tycoon-turned-president, the other a famously modest pope. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 killed, 286 held in Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric’s town

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Bahrain police say they’ve launched an operation targeting a town where a sit-in has been going on for months supporting a prominent Shiite cleric who had his citizenship stripped by the government. Continue reading

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{FD} In Syria’s devastated twin towns, tears mix with rubble

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Arriving with her husband and 10-year-old daughter to check on their home for the first time in five years, Adibeh Ghosn had trouble recognizing the neighborhood. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump condemns Holocaust as ‘the most savage crime’

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President Donald Trump’s brief visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial may prove to be the most explosive stop during a hypersensitive trip to Israel. Continue reading

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{FD} El Salvador’s first cardinal surprised by selection

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Monsignor Gregorio Rosa Chavez, an auxiliary bishop who works as a parish pastor in El Salvador, was alone preparing to lead a Sunday Mass when a friend called to say he heard Pope Francis had named him as a new cardinal. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope strikes again with cold-call visits to bless homes

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The cold-call pope has struck again, with Pope Francis surprising a dozen families with an afternoon visit to their homes to perform an annual springtime blessing. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis to be profiled in Wim Wenders’ documentary

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In a first for the Vatican, Pope Francis has participated in a documentary that producers tout as “a historic nonfiction film.” Continue reading

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{FD} India landslide strands 13,000 pilgrims near Hindu site

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A landslide stranded about 13,000 Indian pilgrims near a revered Hindu temple site in northern India on Friday, but caused no casualties, an official said. Continue reading

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{FD} China conducts demolitions at Tibetan Buddhist study site

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Chinese authorities in southwestern Sichuan province have evicted followers and razed scores of homes at one of the world’s largest centers of Tibetan Buddhist learning in a months-long operation that has drawn protests from Tibetans in exile. Continue reading

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{FD} Bangladesh arrests 27 men on suspicion of being gay

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Authorities in Bangladesh say they’ve arrested 27 men on suspicion of being gay, a criminal offense in the Muslim-majority country. Continue reading

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{FD} Young or old, Saudi women live under male relatives’ control

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First she’s in the hands of her father, then she moves to her husband. Continue reading

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{FD} UN: Firepower escalates in Central African Republic conflict

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The latest upsurge in deadly violence in the Central African Republic saw the first use of heavy weapons and more sophisticated military tactics by a predominantly Christian armed group, a senior U.N. official said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} El Salvador judge reopens case of archbishop’s 1980 murder

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A Salvadoran judge on Thursday ordered a reopening of the case of the 1980 murder of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero. Continue reading

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{FD} US airstrike hits pro-Syria government forces for first time

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The Islamic State group has launched an offensive against government forces in central Syria near the highway that links the capital Damascus to the northern city of Aleppo. Continue reading

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{FD} Sunnis seek greater say in post-IS Iraq but face resistance

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Iraq’s Sunni minority is pushing for a greater say in power once the Islamic State group is defeated, reflecting growing sentiment that the country’s government must be more inclusive to prevent extremism from gaining ground once again. Continue reading

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{FD} Sharia court in Indonesia sentences gay couple to caning

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An Islamic Sharia court in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning for the first time, further undermining the country’s moderate image after a top Christian politician was imprisoned for blasphemy. Continue reading

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{FD} UN religious freedom expert hails Albania interfaith harmony

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The U.N. expert on religious freedom has praised Albania’s interfaith tolerance, considering it to be an example for other countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi missionaries active in Kosovo, says German government

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The German government says missionary groups from Saudi Arabia are spreading the ultraconservative Wahabi version of Islam in Kosovo. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian sect attacks Congo prison, frees leader, 50 others

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Congo’s justice minister says that members of a Christian sect have attacked a prison in the capital, freeing the leader of their group and 50 others. Continue reading

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{FD} Shariah court in Indonesia sentences gay couple to caning

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A Shariah court in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning for the first time. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian police closer to deciding Vatican abuse charges

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Australian police say they are a step closer to deciding whether to charge a top Vatican cardinal over allegations of sexual assault dating back decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Sudan’s president invited by Saudi Arabia to Trump meeting

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been invited to this weekend’s summit in the Saudi capital with U.S. President Donald Trump and leaders from across the Muslim world, Saudi officials close to the king said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: France’s new president meets UN chief

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The Latest on France’s new president (all times local): 1 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Cyprus religious leader: Church mulling founding own bank

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Cyprus’ Orthodox Christian Church says it is considering setting up a bank after forswearing any new investments in existing lenders. Continue reading

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{FD} China moves to expand DNA testing in Muslim region

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A rights group says China appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of DNA from residents of a restive region with a large Muslim population. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian minister calls for tougher rules on refugees

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Australia’s immigration minister on Tuesday urged tougher refugee rules that would deport refugees who took vacations in countries where they claimed to fear persecution. Continue reading

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{FD} Italian police: Mafia skimmed millions from migrant funds

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The mafia has moved in on one of Italy’s few growth industries: caring for migrants. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi king touts Trump’s Islamic summit as “new partnership”

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Monday touted an upcoming meeting between President Donald Trump and heads of state from across Muslim-majority nations as the start of a new relationship that will strengthen global security. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Pope Francis prays at Fatima basilica

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The Latest on Pope Francis at Fatima (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Continue reading

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