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President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacks

Ali Kotarumalos and Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:04am

Indonesia's president ordered a thorough investigation Thursday of twin suicide bombings that targeted police, killing three officers, in the deadliest attack by suspected militants in the capital in a year.

Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel

Kirsten Grieshaber and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:03am

Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his "favorite partners" during his presidency.

Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:37am

On the Manchester street they call the "Curry Mile," there are no longer just Indian or Pakistani restaurants. A hungry diner can now choose Halal snacks from Beirut, kebabs from Afghanistan or garishly colored sweets from India, among many others.

The Latest: Philippines using helicopters to clear militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:24am

The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group (all times local):

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:08pm

Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city Thursday as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of ISIS.

The Latest: Army trucks roll deeper into Philippine city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:04pm

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

Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:04pm

To cover up or not to cover up?

The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:08pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

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

Jonathan Lemire, Nicole Winfield and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:57pm

Handshakes, gifts, friendly small talk and big hopes for peace. Setting aside past differences and rude comments aside, President Donald Trump and Pope Francis put a determinedly positive face on their first meeting Wednesday at the Vatican.

Young Nebraska priests' chants become best-selling album

Julia Shumway, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:07pm

At the sound of a tap, dozens of young men clad in black cassocks and white surplices rise from kneeling positions to watch two of their brother priests begin a chant.

Town agrees to settle lawsuits after denying plan for mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:48pm

A New Jersey town has agreed to settle two lawsuits over its denial of a proposed mosque.

Ivanka Trump asks trafficked women what US can do to help

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:48pm

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

Hack, fake story expose real tensions between Qatar, Gulf

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:34am

Incendiary statements about Iran and Israel posted on Qatar's state-run news agency that authorities blamed on hackers sparked a regional dispute Wednesday, with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia blocking Qatari media including Al-Jazeera.

5 killed, 286 held in Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:14pm

Bahrain police raided a town Tuesday that is home to a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation, arresting 286 people in an assault in which officers fired tear gas and shotguns at protesters. At least five demonstrators were killed and others wounded.

Mormon church president, Thomas S. Monson, to no longer attend regular meetings

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:31pm

President Thomas S. Monson, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will no longer come to the church offices to attend meetings on a regular basis "because of limitations incident to his age," LDS Church officials said Tuesday.

Sri Lanka police blamed for not stopping attacks on Muslims

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:54pm

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

President Donald Trump, Pope Francis open their meeting at the Vatican

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:40am

President Donald Trump, Pope Francis open their meeting at the Vatican.

President Donald Trump arrives at the Vatican for meeting with Pope Francis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:30am

President Donald Trump arrives at the Vatican for meeting with Pope Francis.

Philippine Catholic leader says a priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage by gunmen in besieged city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:10am

Philippine Catholic leader says a priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage by gunmen in besieged city.

Mormon President Thomas S. Monson scales back duties

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:27pm

Mormon President Thomas S. Monson is no longer coming to meetings at church offices regularly because of limitations related to his age, church officials said Tuesday.