08/12/2014 2:41amThey died well over a century ago, but the 124 Korean Catholic martyrs who will be honored by Pope Francis this week still have a hold over many of their descendants — even some who learned of their sacrifices only in recent years, or whose families are now Buddhist or Protestant.
08/12/2014 3:50amAuthorities in Myanmar's second-largest city of Mandalay have lifted a curfew imposed after attacks on minority Muslims left two people dead and injured 14 others.
08/12/2014 7:10amCheney School District officials have apologized for allowing a religious missionary to speak last March at a mandatory student assembly.
08/12/2014 8:30amThe Vatican is urging Muslim leaders to denounce the "barbarity" of the Islamic State's attacks against Christians and other minorities in Iraq, saying their credibility is on the line.
08/12/2014 8:30amThe classrooms at the old Hopewell Elementary School contained only simple desks, tables and chairs.
08/12/2014 11:20amAhead of planned massive anti-government protests, Pakistan's capital feels like a city preparing for a siege.
08/12/2014 12:10pmThe choice of Haider al-Abadi to become Iraq's next prime minister, a move that would end Nouri al-Maliki's eight-year rule, came as a surprise to many Iraqis. He was not among the best-known members of the Baghdad political elite, nor an obvious choice to replace the embattled premier.
08/12/2014 1:21pmSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday it is "imperative" that Iraqi security forces refrain from intervening in the political process leading to the formation of a new government that must tackle the takeover of a large swath of the north by Islamic extremists.
08/12/2014 2:31pmA judge has scheduled a settlement conference for civil claims by people who say a Franciscan friar molested them when he was an athletic trainer at a western Pennsylvania Catholic high school from 1992 to 2001.
08/12/2014 8:21pmHis days in power in Iraq appear increasingly numbered. World leaders, including his biggest ally, Iran, hail the nomination of the man who would be his successor.
08/12/2014 10:40pmOnly the minaret still stands after an Israeli airstrike reduced Gaza's Al-Qassam Mosque to a heap of concrete, iron rods and dust. Hours after the pre-dawn attack, rescue workers searched in the rubble, residents gathered — and plainclothes Hamas security agents mingled among them.