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PM Modi files nomination papers in India's general election

Rajesh Kumar Singh and Biswajeet Banerjee, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 1:09am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed nomination papers Friday in a Hindu holy city, hoping to hold onto the seat for a second time in India's general elections.

New Zealander pleads guilty to sharing mosque shooting video

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 12:19am

A Christchurch businessman has pleaded guilty to sharing a livestream video that was recorded by a gunman last month as he began killing 50 people at two New Zealand mosques.

Q&A: Sudanese face uphill climb in unfinished revolution

Noha Elhennawy and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 12:09am

The Sudanese Professionals Association, which led months of protests that eventually forced one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders from power, says its revolution is far from over.

The Latest: Sunday Masses canceled in Sri Lanka

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 9:09pm

The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local):

Christians' ethnic inclusion in Sri Lanka keeps fragile calm

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 7:43pm

During the bad years, when rebels mostly from the ethnic minority Tamils and majority Sinhalese government forces were slaughtering each other in a horrific civil war, Gnanamani found solace in something many of her fellow Tamils didn't have: Christianity — and especially its long inclusion of both the Tamil and Sinhalese ethnic groups.

Europe's far-right leaders campaign in Prague for EU vote

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:14pm

Europe's far-right political leaders campaigned Thursday in Prague, calling migration and Islam major threats to Europe as they sought to rally support ahead of the European Parliament elections next month.

Iraq: Yazidis to accept children of IS rape into community

Salar Salim, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 11:31am

The children of Yazidi women raped by Islamic State men will be welcomed into the minority faith, a community leader said Thursday, allowing women taken as slaves by the militant group to return to Iraq from Syria.

Romanian villagers light graveyard fires in Easter ritual

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:29am

Orthodox Christians in a southern Romanian village lit fires and candles at the gravesites of friends and relatives, part of a centuries-old Easter ritual.

Prince William meets New Zealand mosque attack responders

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:26pm

Britain's Prince William on Thursday met with some of the police officers and medics who were the first to respond to last month's mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Rep. King compares criticism of him to persecution of Christ

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 11:19am

Iowa Republican Steve King says the criticism he has faced from fellow members of Congress over his offensive remarks gives him "better insight" into what Jesus Christ experienced when he was persecuted for his beliefs.

Prosecutor: St Patrick's suspect booked hotel near Vatican

Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:02am

Prosecutors say a college philosophy teacher accused of taking gas cans and lighters into Manhattan's St. Patrick's Cathedral last week had also booked a hotel near the Vatican but the attorney for the man says it was all part of a psychotic episode.

Sri Lankan woman loses most of her family in Easter bombings

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:24am

Before the undertakers could move in, Anusha Kumari wrested herself away from her sisters and flung herself on the three coffins, wailing. In an instant, she was left childless and a widow when suicide bombers attacked churches and luxury hotels in and near Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo.

Egypt court sentences 2 monks to death for abbot's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:23am

An Egyptian court has sentenced two former monks to death for killing an abbot in a desert monastery north of Cairo last year.

Dalai Lama returns to north India base after hospitalization

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 3:12am

The Dalai Lama has returned to his headquarters in the north Indian hill town of Dharmsala after a brief stay in a hospital in the capital for treatment of a chest infection.

Satanic Temple: IRS has designated it a tax-exempt church

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 3:21pm

The Satanic Temple says it's been designated a church by the Internal Revenue Service.

Sri Lanka prime minister acknowledges to AP attacks against Ahmadi Muslims from Pakistan; security forces assisting them

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 7:15am

Sri Lanka prime minister acknowledges to AP attacks against Ahmadi Muslims from Pakistan; security forces assisting them.

Egypt extends state of emergency ahead of Coptic Easter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:59am

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has extended a state of emergency imposed after deadly church bombings by the Islamic State group in 2017.

Baltimore Archdiocese names 23 clergy accused of sex abuse

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:23pm

The Catholic archdiocese in Baltimore on Wednesday published the names of 23 dead priests and religious brothers who it says were credibly accused of child sex abuse after their deaths.

Another Pennsylvania diocese opens victim compensation fund

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:27am

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown has become Pennsylvania's seventh diocese to open a victims' compensation fund since a landmark grand jury report accusing senior church officials of systematically covering up the sexual abuse of children.