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Birth of a new Ukrainian church brings fears of violence

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 12:21am

The rough-looking young men brought clubs and brass knuckles to the Pechersk Monastery in Kiev , one of Orthodox Christianity's most important pilgrimage sites, apparently seeking to disrupt worship. Police spread-eagled them against a wall decorated in faded centuries-old frescos of solemn saints, then hauled them away.

The Jamal Khashoggi I knew: mentor, bridge between cultures

Katherine Roth, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 7:07am

Sitting in my suburban American kitchen, it is easy to feel that Saudi Arabia is a world away, that events at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul — as gruesome as they now seem to have been — have little to do with me.

A look at Afghanistan's parliamentary elections

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:03pm

Afghanistan is holding parliamentary elections on Saturday despite deep security concerns and ongoing fighting in as many as 20 out of the country's 34 provinces.

Visiting Lima, Peru? Here's 5 things to check out

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:37pm

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints landed in Lima, Peru Friday to start his South American ministry tour. There’s plenty of fun things President Nelson or others could do while in Lima.

Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:59pm

Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice." The space below it was blank.

Buffalo Catholic Diocese acknowledges federal inquiry

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 2:27pm

Federal investigators looking into clergy sexual misconduct collected documents from the Diocese of Buffalo in June but have not been in contact since then, the diocese said.

Group that reunites families with long-lost Bibles to host open house featuring Joseph Smith family Bible

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 19th - 1:40pm

The Ogden non-profit foundation Bible Rescue acquires old Bibles and attempts to reunite them with surviving descendants of their original owners, and are holding an open house Saturday.

The Jamal Khashoggi I knew: mentor, bridge between cultures

Katherine Roth, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:44pm

Sitting in my suburban American kitchen, it is easy to feel that Saudi Arabia is a world away, that events at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul — as gruesome as they now seem to have been — have little to do with me.

Kristin Chenoweth to be featured guest at Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:34am

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will perform alongside the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square during the choir’s annual Christmas concerts in December, choir officials announced Friday.

The Latest: Clergy abuse investigated in Buffalo, New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:58am

The Latest on federal investigations of clergy abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses (all times local):

Indian temple priests turn back women, defying court ruling

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:47am

Dozens of Hindu priests on Friday joined conservative protesters to block women of menstruating age from one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, defying a ruling from India's top court to let them enter.

A look at Afghanistan's parliamentary elections on Saturday

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:19am

Afghanistan is holding parliamentary elections on Saturday despite deep security concerns and ongoing fighting in as many as 20 out of the country's 34 provinces.

Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

Maryclaire Dale and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:25pm

Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move.

All Illinois Catholic dioceses targeted in sex abuse lawsuit

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:08pm

Three men and one woman who say they were sexually abused by priests decades ago filed a lawsuit Thursday against every diocese in Illinois for an alleged ongoing scheme to cover up sexual assault by priests.

The Latest: 3 Pennsylvania dioceses confirm federal probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:04pm

The Latest on the U.S. Justice Department's investigation into child sexual abuse in the Pennsylvania Catholic Church (all times local):

UK official says airstrikes against Islamic State continue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:11am

Britain's defense secretary says the country has launched 27 airstrikes against Islamic State positions in the last month.

Coalition airstrike targets mosque used by Islamic State

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 7:02am

An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group targeted a mosque in Syria last week because it was determined to be an insurgent command-and-control center, the U.S. said Sunday.

Alleged MS-13 members charged with murder in 2 deaths

Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 3:02pm

Two alleged MS-13 gang members have been charged with murder in separate killings of two teenagers who were hacked to death in New York.

Christian leaders urge Israeli PM to nix church lands bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:08am

Christian leaders in Jerusalem are urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop a bill that the churches say would allow the state to appropriate land sold to buyers.