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Pope on World Food Day laments paradox of hunger, obesity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:49am

Pope Francis is calling for lifestyle and dietary changes to address the paradox of a world in which people suffer from malnutrition in some areas and obesity in others.

The Latest: China envoy says halting Syria war good for all

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:09am

The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local):

Not guilty plea from man accused in church wedding shooting

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:03am

A man accused of storming into a New Hampshire church over the weekend and shooting a clergyman and a bride during a wedding pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

German security services want more powers to fight extremism

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:04am

Germany's security services said Tuesday they're seeking greater powers to fight the kind of far-right extremism behind last week's synagogue attack, including requiring internet companies to report illegal hate speech to police.

Tunisia: Conservative law professor wins presidential race

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:18am

Tunisia's election commission said a preliminary count shows Islamist-backed law professor Kais Saied has won the country's presidential election by a significant margin.

Parishioners find other sanctuaries after church shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 8:53am

Members of New England Pentecostal Ministries are finding comfort and fellowship at other churches while theirs remains closed following a shooting during a weekend wedding.

Pope's bodyguard resigns over new financial leaks scandal

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 7:24am

The Vatican's latest scandal claimed its first victim Monday as Pope Francis' chief bodyguard resigned over the leak of a Vatican police flyer identifying five employees who were suspended as part of a financial investigation.

White House: Trump condemns violent parody, hasn't seen it

Jill Colvin and Amanda Seitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 5:55am

President Donald Trump "strongly condemns" a graphic and violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing opponents and members of the news media, the White House said Monday. But his press secretary said he hadn't yet watched the two-minute clip.

The Latest: Church shooting suspect faces additional charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 1:44pm

The Latest on the aftermath of a shooting at a New Hampshire church (all times local):

The Latest: Tunisia projections say professor wins election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 1:13pm

The Latest on the Tunisia presidential election (all times local):

Mississippi minister accused of abusing girl 45 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 5:21am

A former Mississippi youth minister is accused of sexually abusing a 10 year old girl nearly 45 years ago.

India's court ends hearings in Hindu-Muslim temple dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:58am

India's top court has ended hearings to settle a land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site in northern India where Hindu hard liners demolished a 16th-century mosque in 1992, sparking deadly violence.

Officers who stopped Christchurch shooting suspect get award

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 8:52pm

The two New Zealand police officers who managed to arrest a man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques have been given a bravery award.

Synagogue attack defendant says offer of plea would end case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 4:24pm

Lawyers for the man accused of shooting to death 11 worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue last year said in a filing Tuesday that the case would be over if federal prosecutors had accepted his offer to plead guilty in return for life-without-parole.

Czech top court dismisses taxation of church restitution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 7:19am

The Czech Republic's top court has dismissed legislation that would have taxed the compensation churches receive from the state for property seized during the country's communist era.

If political talk disrupts a workplace, bosses must step in

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:50pm

With the next presidential election a little over a year away, small business owners will likely start seeing employees spending more time discussing politics.

Catholic church urges Angola to declare a drought emergency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:24am

The Catholic church in Angola is urging the government to declare a state of emergency over the drought that has affected at least 1 million people in the country's south.

Armed men attack Burkina Faso mosque, kill at least 16

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:29am

A local official says armed men stormed the grand mosque in Burkina Faso's northern village of Salmossi on Friday, killing at least 16 people and wounding two others.

Thousands in Berlin protest against rising anti-Semitism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 8:57am

Thousands of people have protested in Berlin against rising anti-Semitism, days after a man attacked a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle.