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Stories with subject: Religious strife
  • IS claims responsibility for killing Bangladesh Hindu man 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 9:20 pm

    NEW DELHI - A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh in the latest attack claimed by radical Islamists in the Muslim-majority nation, police said.

  • Hawaii police make arrest in attack on endangered seal 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 2:29 am

    LIHUE, Hawaii - Authorities in Hawaii have made an arrest in connection with an attack on an endangered monk seal that was caught on video.

  • New killings in Bangladesh leave LGBT community full of fear story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 11:36 am

    NEW DELHI - The killing of two gay rights activists in the Bangladeshi capital has driven the country's already secretive and small gay community underground, wondering if they can trust a government that considers their status to be criminal, rights groups said.

  • Pakistani Sikhs open temple after 73 years, risking attacks 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:27 am

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - An armed policeman stood guard outside the 300-year-old Sikh temple, known as a gurdwara, in northwest Pakistan. He kept a watchful eye on everyone who passed him on the narrow street, looking for a suspicious gesture, or a bulge beneath the clothes that hints at a hidden gun or a bomb.

  • 2 men including USAID employee killed in Bangladesh story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 7:15 pm

    NEW DELHI - Unidentified assailants fatally stabbed two men in Bangladesh's capital Monday night, including a gay rights activist who also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development, police said, in the latest in a series of attacks targeting atheists, moderates and foreigners.

  • Woman arrested after shooting death of pastor in Georgia 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 11:03 am

    MACON, Georgia - Authorities say a woman accused in the shooting death of a pastor after an argument at a restaurant in central Georgia has been arrested.

  • University professor hacked to death in Bangladesh 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 11:57 am

    NEW DELHI - A university professor on his way to work in northwestern Bangladesh was hacked to death Saturday in an attack similar to other killings by suspected Muslim militants, police said.

  • Teen charged with attacking Sikh man commits suicide 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 11:02 pm

    FRESNO, California - A 17-year-old boy facing trial on charges of beating and running over a Sikh man has committed suicide.

  • Polish prosecutor questions scholar over Holocaust remarks story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 5:41 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - A Polish prosecutor has questioned a Polish-American scholar, Jan Tomasz Gross, to determine if he committed the crime of publicly insulting the nation with a statement on Polish violence against Jews during World War II.

  • Man convicted of manslaughter in ex-minister's slaying 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 8:54 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A man who stabbed to death a former Dutch health minister and his own sister has been convicted of manslaughter in both slayings by judges who said he was suffering from paranoid psychosis at the time and living in a "parallel world" when he killed the women.

  • Husband of woman shot at Kansas Jewish site sues gun sellers 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 6:31 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The husband of one of the three people killed by a white supremacist at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City has sued over the sale of the shotguns used in the April 2014 attack.

  • Kansas Jewish center memorial honors 3 killed in 2014 attack 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 5:57 pm

    OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - Three people fatally shot by a white supremacist at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City are being remembered with a memorial at one of the shooting sites.

  • Man wanted in Idaho pastor shooting to be extradited from DC 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 2:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - A man wanted by Idaho authorities in an attack that left a church pastor seriously wounded will be extradited from Washington, D.C., where he was arrested after allegedly throwing items over the White House fence.

  • In Pakistan, tackling extremism is a political minefield story has photos
    Updated: Apr-06-16 5:33 am

    ISLAMABAD - Tackling extremism is a political minefield in Pakistan, where politicians openly consort with leaders of banned militant groups and sympathy exists within the security forces and civil administration for perpetrators of crimes committed in the name of religion. As a result, many remain skeptical of the state's ability to put an end to the militant violence that kills hundreds of Pakistani civilians each year.

  • Deal signed to improve security of Czech Jewish sites 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 12:37 pm

    PRAGUE - The Czech Interior Ministry says it has signed an agreement with representatives of the Jewish community to better protect Jewish sites in Prague and across the country.

  • Ex-Salvadoran colonel fights extradition in Jesuit killings 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 1:37 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A former Salvadoran colonel is fighting a decision to extradite him on charges of helping plan the 1989 slayings of six Jesuit priests during El Salvador's civil war.

  • Threat of extreme right march stirs fears in tense Molenbeek story has photos
    Updated: Apr-01-16 1:03 pm

    BRUSSELS - Home to jihadists connected to the deadly bombings in Paris and Brussels, recruiting ground for Islamic State extremists, and witness to repeated police raids, Molenbeek is bracing for a new onslaught.