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Huge explosion hits Kabul mosque, many casualties feared

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KABUL, Aug 17 (Reuters) – A huge explosion struck a mosque in Kabul during evening prayers on Wednesday, witnesses and police said, with many feared dead or injured. Police said there were multiple casualties but did not say how many. One Taliban intelligence official told Reuters that as many as......

Father and son linked to murders of Muslims in New Mexico

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An officer from the Albuquerque Police Department wears a rose next to his gun magazines during a unity event against anti-Shia hate following the murders of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S., August 12, 2022. REUTERS/Adria Malcolm Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 15......

Iran says Rushdie and supporters to blame for attack

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Don’t accuse Tehran, says foreign ministry spokesman Says novelist ‘crossed red lines’ for Muslims Rushdie stabbed several times on Friday Attack condemned by writers, politicians around the world DUBAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign ministry said on Monday that no one had the right to level accusations against Tehran......

Seven hurt in gun attack on Jewish worshippers’ bus in Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM, Aug 14 (Reuters) – A gunman wounded seven people aboard a bus carrying Jewish worshippers in the Old City of Jerusalem on Sunday, Israeli police and witnesses said. The shooter later turned himself into Israeli authorities, according to a statement by the police, which did not identify him. Israeli......

At least 40 killed in Egyptian church fire, security sources say

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CAIRO, Aug 14 (Reuters) – At least 40 people were killed and 45 injured in a fire inside a church in the Egyptian city of Giza on Sunday, two security sources told Reuters. An electrical fire broke out during Mass as 5,000 people gathered at the Coptic Abu Sifin church......

U.N. troop rotations in Mali to resume on Monday

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Members of MINUSMA Chadian contingent play petanque in Kidal, Mali December 19, 2016. MINUSMA/Sylvain Liechti handout via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DAKAR, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Troop rotations by the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali will resume on Monday, a mission spokesperson said......

Southern Baptists say they face U.S. federal probe after sex abuse claims

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A woman walks past the U.S. Department of Justice building, in Washington, U.S., December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 12 (Reuters) – The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest U.S. Protestant denomination, said on Friday that several of its entities were......

Japan premier shakes up cabinet as anger grows over party ties to Unification Church

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Voter support slumps over party’s ties to controversial church Shake-up comes earlier than analysts had expected Church defends its right to participate in politics Prime minister to hold news conference later on Weds TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday, dropping some......

Suspect in killing of four Muslim men arrested in New Mexico

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TAOS, N.M., Aug 9 (Reuters) – Police in New Mexico on Tuesday arrested a man they called their prime suspect in the fatal shootings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque since November, a series of ambush killings that have shaken the Islamic community in the state’s largest city. Police credited......

Palestinian rockets reach west of Jerusalem on third day of Gaza fighting

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GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Sirens sounded and explosions were heard on the western outskirts of Jerusalem on Sunday, signalling longer-range Palestinian rocket attacks against Israel as it pressed air strikes in the Gaza Strip. About 30 Palestinians, at least a third of them civilians and two of them senior......

Japan PM to reshuffle cabinet amid Taiwan, Unification Church issues

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FILE PHOTO – Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida addresses the United Nations General Assembly during the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference in New York City, New York, U.S., August 1, 2022. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kishida said cabinet reshuffle needed to......

Hungary’s Orban urges U.S. conservatives to join forces in 2024 elections

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BUDAPEST, Aug 4 (Reuters) – U.S. and Hungarian conservatives must join forces in 2024 elections to “take back” institutions in Washington and Brussels from liberals who threaten western civilization, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday. Orban, a Hungarian nationalist who was addressing a conservative gathering in Dallas, also said......

Nigeria’s military to use ‘maximum firepower’ against armed groups

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ABUJA, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s military will use maximum firepower to uproot the armed groups that are behind mounting insecurity in the country, the airforce said on Wednesday, amid concerns that the situation, if unchecked, could impact a general election in February. Attacks by Islamist insurgents in the northeast......

Montenegro signs long-disputed contract with Serbian Orthodox church

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PODGORICA, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Montenegro’s government signed a contract regulating its ties with the powerful Serbian Orthodox Church on Wednesday, saying it would help heal deep divisions between pro-European Union parties and backers of closer relations with Serbia and Russia. The move was immediately rejected by human rights activists......

Pope says that with frailty and age, he is in new phase of papacy

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ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, July 30 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Saturday that his advancing age and his difficulty walking have ushered in a new, slower phase of his papacy and repeated that he would be ready to resign one day if serious health problems prohibited him from running......

Cree singer reflects on ‘speaking the law’ to Pope Francis

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Si Pih Ko, also known by her English name as Trina Francois, sings Canada’s national anthem in the Cree language during a visit by Pope Francis, who apologized to Canada’s native people on their land for the Church’s role in schools where indigenous children were abused, in Maskwacis, Alberta, Canada......

At Mass in Canada, Pope praises indigenous reverence for elders

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Pope is on third day of trip to Canada Trip centers on apology for Church role in residential schools Pope issued historic apology in town of Maskwacis on Monday Schools broke generational chain precious to indigenous EDMONTON, Alberta, July 26 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Tuesday praised the indigenous tradition......

Pope has fun, security frets, as pontiff takes wheelchair detour

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EDMONTON, Alberta, July 26 (Reuters) – Pope Francis had some fun on Monday and made Canadian security sweat when he asked a Vatican aide to push his wheelchair close to people waiting outside a church instead of going to his car as planned. Francis had just finished a visit to......

Anguished Cree anthem caps emotional Pope apology in Canada

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MASKWACIS, Alberta, July 25 (Reuters) – An anguished rendering of Canada’s national anthem in Cree by an indigenous woman as tears streamed down her face marked one of several emotional moments in the first leg of Pope Francis’s apology tour in Canada. The unscripted moment capped a ceremony fraught with......

Pope arrives in Canada on tour of ‘penance’ for indigenous abuse

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EDMONTON, Alberta, July 24 (Reuters) – Pope Francis landed in Canada on Sunday to kick off a week-long trip that will center around his apology on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church for the abuse that indigenous children endured at mostlychurch-run residential schools. “This is a trip of penance. Let’s......

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