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UK police, Muslim youths link hands to mark London attack

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:07am

Police officers, Muslim youths and hundreds of others linked hands Wednesday on Westminster Bridge to honor the four people who died in an attack that started on the span a week earlier.

IS holds terrified civilians as human shields in Syrian city

Bassem Mroue and Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:40am

Residents of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa live in terror, trapped as a massive human shield in the Islamic State's de facto capital ahead of the final battle with U.S.-backed opposition forces for the militant group's last major urban stronghold.

Pope demands 'urgent' action to protect civilians in Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:55am

Pope Francis demanded urgent action Wednesday to protect civilians in Iraq, saying forces involved in the battle for Mosul have an obligation to protect innocents following a recent spike in civilian casualties.

With monster trucks and Comic-Con, Saudis defy killjoy image

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:10am

Monster trucks, hip-hop dancing and Game of Thrones all have one surprising thing in common now: Saudi Arabia.

Israeli lawmakers reach out to US Jews on anti-Semitism

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:34pm

A group of lawmakers representing a cross-section of Israel's political spectrum is reaching out to American Jews to discuss anti-Semitism in the United States.

Former Army medic arrested in vandalism at Colorado mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:01pm

Police arrested a former Army medic after a vandal broke windows and left a Bible at a Colorado mosque — an act that led to an outpouring of support for Muslims, authorities said

Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:33pm

The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor.

Fewer priest accusers to testify at ex-official's retrial

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:53pm

A former church official in Philadelphia must decide this week whether to be retried on child endangerment charges or seek further appeals.

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis protest military draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:20pm

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday over military service in one of several protests following the recent detention of a rabbi's son who refused to report to a draft office.

Essentials of Buenos Aires: Evita, tango and pope's hometown

Albert Stumm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:51am

During Buenos Aires' heyday, fabulous wealth flowed into the city from Argentina's agricultural heartland, turning the country into one of the world's richest by the early 20th century. The evidence of that era is still apparent in the grand architectural showpieces scattered around this sprawling city of 3 million.

Trump has casino trademark in Jordan but gambling is illegal

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:54am

The president of the United States holds a trademark in Jordan for a Donald Trump casino, despite the fact that gambling is illegal in the kingdom. It is one of four he received before he ran for office, and suggests that the former casino executive may have had wider hopes for businesses across the Middle East than was previously known.

Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Colorado mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:02pm

Police arrested a suspect in connection with the vandalism at a mosque near Colorado State University, a case they are investigating as a hate crime.

Parents' lawsuit says son was baptized against their wishes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:10am

The parents of a developmentally disabled boy in Ohio have sued his former court-appointed guardian, a minister and the child's mentor claiming he was baptized at an evangelical church last year against the couple's wishes.

Florida student suspended for treatment of Muslim professor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:06am

A student at Rollins College in Florida has been suspended temporarily for his treatment of his Muslim professor. The Christian student says he is the victim of religious discrimination.

Denmark arrest 2 men for planning to join IS in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:16am

Two men were ordered held in pre-trial custody until April 21 Wednesday on suspicion of violating Denmark's terror laws for planning to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

Myanmar's armed Rohingya militants deny terrorist links

Grant Peck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:07am

An armed militant group fighting Myanmar's government on behalf of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority has issued a statement asserting its right to self-defense and denying links to any terrorist group.

Cambodia bans export of breast milk by US company

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:12am

Cambodia has permanently banned the export of human breast milk by a company headed by a former Mormon missionary that pioneered the business two years ago.

Smurfette is shunned in Israeli ultra-Orthodox city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:50am

Israel's pious ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has long chafed at public displays of women, whether the images are of female public figures or ordinary women.

The Latest: 13 states back Trump travel ban in appeals court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:01pm

The Latest on lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local):

Detroit-area man 'humiliated' by his Islamic State threats

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

A Detroit-area man who works at his father's pizzeria repeatedly apologized Monday for making provocative threats in support of the Islamic State group and insisted he meant no harm to anyone.