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English community center finds source of funds in Dubai

Caroline Spiezio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:36am

A community center in southwest England has found an unlikely source of funds after reaching out to the wealthy ruler of Dubai.

The Latest: UNHCR hopes for 'generous' US refugee policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:33am

The Latest on the Trump administration's revived travel ban for visitors from six mostly Muslim countries (all times local):

The Latest: Critics: Pope must do more to confront sex abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:08am

The Latest on Vatican Cardinal George Pell being charged with sex offenses in Australia (all times local):

Q&A: Border officers play key role in enforcing travel ban

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 8:59am

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers will be key players in putting President Donald Trump's revised travel ban into effect on Thursday, affecting visitors from six mostly Muslim countries.

Tighter rules taking effect on travel to US from 6 nations

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 8:59am

After months of wrangling, tighter restrictions on travel to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim nations take effect Thursday evening after the Supreme Court gave its go-ahead for a limited version of President Donald Trump's plans for a ban. Visa applicants from the six countries — and all refugees — will need to show close family or business ties to the United States.

Modi condemns killings by so-called cow protectors in India

Katy Daigle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 8:13am

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned a rise in deadly mob attacks on cattle traders, beef eaters and dairy farmers, saying Thursday that killing people in the name of protecting cows is unacceptable.

The Latest: US issues new visa criteria for 6 Muslim nations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 12:10am

The Latest on the Trump administration's revived travel ban for visitors from six mostly Muslim countries (all times local):

Travel ban a blow to Sudan refugees awaiting US resettlement

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 12:00am

Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump's travel ban on six Muslim nations, including Sudan.

Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:11pm

Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of "historical" sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.

The Latest: Support group applauds charges against cardinal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:04pm

The Latest on Vatican Cardinal George Pell being charged with sex offenses in Australia (all times local):

Pastor to face trial in granddaughter's faith healing death

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:10pm

The pastor of a fundamentalist congregation that eschews modern medicine will stand trial on a charge he should have alerted authorities when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia last year, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Travel ban a blow to Sudan refugees awaiting US resettlement

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:34pm

Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump's travel ban on six Muslim nations, including Sudan.

Mormon church now allows female employees to wear pants

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:46pm

Women who work at Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City will be allowed to wear pantsuits and dress slacks instead of only skirts or dresses, the church announced Wednesday in a move that one Mormon women's group called a step in the right direction.

Pope gives prestigious red hats to 5 new cardinals

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:26pm

Pope Francis gave the Catholic church five new cardinals Wednesday, somberly instructing them to act as servants and not "princes" in a world where innocents are dying from wars and terrorism, slavery persists and refugee camps often are living hells.

Thousands gather in India to protest attacks on Muslims

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:38am

Thousands of Indians gathered in several cities Wednesday to protest recent violent attacks across the country targeting minority Muslims.

Pope to unions calls for new social pact to get youths jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:14am

Pope Francis has praised labor unions as the prophetic face of society, but called for a new social contract to bring more young people into the workforce.

Appeals court to review case of Argentine on Texas death row

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 8:59am

A federal court has agreed to review the appeal of an Argentine man who is on death row in Texas for a 1995 killing.

Sydney archdiocese says Vatican Cardinal George Pell will return to Australia to fight sexual assault charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:00pm

Sydney archdiocese says Vatican Cardinal George Pell will return to Australia to fight sexual assault charges.

The Latest: Suspected Holocaust memorial vandal held on bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:30pm

The Latest on vandalism to the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston (all times local):

Ex-CIA agent plans return to Italy to serve kidnap sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:02am

A former CIA agent says she is returning to Italy this week to serve a three-year sentence for taking part in the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric in Milan 14 years ago.