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Tunisia crackdown raises fears of rights rollback

08/22/2014 3:20am
Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists.

Zimbabwe cautions citizens on travel over Ebola

08/22/2014 3:50am
Zimbabweans battered by economic problems have flocked to Nigeria to visit faith healers and collect lucky charms, but their government is urging them to stay away because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

India blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination

08/22/2014 7:20am
India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday.

Pope's Iraq envoy: Minorities need to be defended

08/22/2014 10:30am
Pope Francis' envoy to Iraq says religious minorities being attacked by Islamic militants must be defended now and given international protection so they can return home, reinforcing the Vatican's position that military force is justified in this case.

Pope Francis offers condolences on Szoka's death

08/22/2014 10:50am
Pope Francis says he offers his "heartfelt condolences" to the Detroit archdiocese over the death of Cardinal Edmund Szoka (SHAH'-kuh).

Yemen's Shiite-rebel group escalate standoff

08/22/2014 11:41am
Thousands of supporters of Yemen's powerful Shiite rebel group escalated their standoff with the government on Friday, setting up tents near three ministries to press for the replacement of a prime minister they depict as "manipulated" by their rival Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.

Teacher fired for pregnancy sues Catholic school

08/22/2014 12:32pm
A former teacher at a Montana Catholic school who was fired for being pregnant and unmarried is suing the school district.

FBI: No credible threats to US from Islamic State

08/22/2014 12:32pm
The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there are no specific or credible terror threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State militant group.

Pittsburgh bishop taking ALS challenge for priest

08/22/2014 12:50pm
The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh plans to take the ice bucket challenge to support a priest who has Lou Gehrig's disease, but says he will donate his money to a charity that doesn't use embryonic stem cells for its research.

Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

08/22/2014 1:33pm
Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic: Islamic State extremists.

Cardinal George to get experimental cancer drug

08/22/2014 2:32pm
The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George is trying an experimental drug to treat his cancer.

Sunnis pull out of Iraq talks after mosque attack

08/22/2014 4:30pm
Sunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people.