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Turkey marks 3rd anniversary of failed coup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:31am

Turkey is marking the third anniversary of the July 15 failed coup attempt against the government with prayers and other events remembering its victims.

Some Iranian women take off hijabs as hard-liners push back

Karin Laub and Mohammad Nasiri, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 12:14am

The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran's streets without a compulsory headscarf, or hijab.

Pope urges better protection of fishermen's human rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 5:17am

Pope Francis is encouraging efforts to safeguard the human rights of fishermen and mariners.

Colombian bishop hopes holy water will curb city's crime

Fernando Vergara, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 11:51am

A Catholic bishop in Colombia hopes holy water will curb violence in a city struggling with crime and corruption.

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as bones are found

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:04am

The mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee took yet another twist Saturday following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery. The Vatican said it had discovered two sets of bones under a stone slab that will be formally opened next week.

Bosnian Muslims mark 1995 massacre of thousands with burials

Darko Bandic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 4:07am

Thousands of mourners gathered Thursday to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II, as Serbian officials continued to dispute that genocide was committed in the eastern Bosnian enclave.

AP Photos: Indian mother prays to 'bleeding goddess' for son

Anupam Nath and Yirmiyan Arthur, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 3:08am

Monika Deb Nath begins her morning with a prayer and a dip in a holy pond, all the while praying for her son, Gopal.

Disabled workers help Haitians who lost limbs in 2010 quake

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 10:03pm

Wilfrid Macena was a welder who built gas station tanks for a living when the devastating 2010 earthquake toppled a wall at the garage where he worked and crushed his right leg.

Utahn leads fight to preserve marker of Mormon pioneer in Nebraska

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 9th - 7:01pm

A Utah man who is a descendant of Mormon pioneer who died in Nebraska is hoping to preserve her history as a battle rages on over what to do with her grave.

Iconic glass-paned church converted to Catholic cathedral

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 1:47pm

An iconic glass-paned church in Southern California that once housed a booming televangelist ministry has been transformed into a cathedral to give the region's Catholics a long-awaited and much larger place to congregate and pray.

Twitter bans 'dehumanizing' posts toward religious groups

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 12:45pm

Twitter now prohibits hate speech that targets religious groups by using dehumanizing language, a ban it says may extend to other categories like race and gender.

Catholic order releases names of members accused of abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:07pm

A Baltimore-based Catholic religious order that sponsors schools across the U.S. has released a list of dozens of members accused of sexually abusing children.

Court order blocking contraception exemptions upheld

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 1:01pm

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court order that blocked the Trump administration from enforcing rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women.

Kuwait arrests Muslim Brotherhood members wanted in Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 11:10am

Kuwait's Interior Ministry says it has detained members of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group convicted of terrorism crimes.

Timeline of R. Kelly's life and career

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 12:38am

R&B singer R. Kelly, long trailed by lurid rumors, has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back two decades. A timeline of his life and career:

Nigerian police disperse anti-government protests by Shiites

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 1:58pm

Nigerian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse anti-government demonstrations by Shiite Muslims in the capital, Abuja, and the northwestern city of Kaduna.

China blasts 22-nation letter criticizing Xinjiang policies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 4:24am

China on Thursday attacked a statement by 22 Western countries at the United Nations urging it to stop holding members of its Muslim population in detention centers, calling the measure necessary for national security and accusing the countries of trampling on its sovereignty.

Anger over 'personality cult' around German far-right leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 8:00am

The far-right Alternative for Germany is facing a rift after more than 100 elected party officials criticized the "personality cult" surrounding one of its regional leaders.

Sistine Chapel Choir director quits after funding scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 5:23am

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Sistine Chapel Choir director in the wake of a funding scandal.

Israeli minister likens Jewish intermarriage to 'Holocaust'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 12:37pm

Israel's new education minister has likened intermarriage among North American Jews to the Holocaust in a recent Cabinet meeting.