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China says Islamist militants kill pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang

6 hours 34 sec ago
By Reuters Staff (Juma Tayir speaks during an interview at Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in this still image taken from video dated August 3, 2011. REUTERS/Reuters TV ) Three suspected Islamist ...
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U.N. religion expert concerned over ‘interrupted’ Vietnam visit

6 hours 12 min ago
By Reuters Staff (Lighting over Saint Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral during a storm in Hanoi July 14, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria ) A U.N. expert expressed worry on Thursday over “serious ...
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Sudanese Christian at centre of Muslim conversion row arrives in U.S.

6 hours 20 min ago
By Scott Malone (Mariam Yahya Ibrahim and her husband Daniel Wani are greeted by a cheering crowd at the airport in Manchester, New Hampshire July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder ) A Sudanese woman ...
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In change of heart, Nepal allows cremation of Tibetan monk

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 4:21pm
By Reuters Staff (Buddhist monks take part in the funeral of Shamar Rinpoche in a monastery in Kathmandu July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar ) Nepal allowed a monk prominent in Tibetan ...
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Anti-Semitic incidents rise in Britain as Gaza conflict rages

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 10:04am
By Michael Holden (Demonstrators carry Palestinian flags as they protest outside the Houses of Parliament in central London July 26, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor) Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain ...
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American opinion of Arabs and Muslims is getting worse: poll

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 9:54am
By Mary Wisniewski (People pray at at the Imam al-Khoei Foundation in New York, January 3, 2012. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz ) How Americans view Arabs and Muslims has gotten worse in recent years, with ...
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Nigeria opens its long-awaited battle of ideas against Boko Haram

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 9:43am
By Tim Cocks (A teacher at Maska Road Islamic School teaches Hadith excerpts in a classroom in Kaduna, July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney) In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern ...
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U.S. says millions forced to flee for religious beliefs in 2013

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 12:31pm
By Reuters Staff (Christians set up tent shelters at Raikia village, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa August 31, 2008. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal) More members of religious communities around the ...
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Gold and diamonds feed Central African Republic’s religious violence

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 12:07pm
By Daniel Flynn (Mine worker Jimmy Adoum weighs gold on a scale balance in a hut at the foot of the Ndassima gold mine in Central African Republic, May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Daniel Flynn ) Three young ...
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September 11 museum allowed to display Ground Zero cross-shaped beam

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 6:41pm
By Reuters Staff (Father Brian Jordan (L), a Franciscan Priest, blesses The World Trade Center Cross, made of intersecting steel beams found in the rubble of buildings destroyed in the September ...
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Gaza residents see no joy in Muslim Eid holiday at end of Ramadan

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 6:30pm
By Nidal al-Mughrabi (Palestinians perform the Eid al-Fitr prayer at al-Farouk mosque, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 28, 2014. ...
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Pakistan mob kills woman and 2 girls over ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 1:27pm
By Reuters Staff A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said ...
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Pope Francis renews attack on mafia in Italian region scarred by toxic waste

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 1:21pm
By James Mackenzie (Pope Francis waves as he arrives in Caserta, southern Italy July 26, 2014. A banner behind the Pope reads ” Against Camorra and Racism”. REUTERS/Max Rossi ) Pope ...
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India’s PM Modi under fire for silence over religious incidents

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 1:12pm
By Reuters Staff (Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to a crowd at a gathering after inaugurating a train on a new stretch of railway to the town of Katra, northwest of Jammu July 4, 2014. ...
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Pool, phones, yoga: world intrudes on U.S. Amish now home in Ohio after prison

Sat, 26/07/2014 - 3:27pm
By Reuters Staff (The horse-drawn carriage used by Kathryn and Raymond Miller to travel is pictured in Bergholz, Ohio June 6, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Palmer ) Amish farmer Raymond Miller developed a ...
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U.N. rights body criticizes Ireland on abortion, church homes

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 10:49am
By Padraic Halpin (A woman walks past posters advertising a candlelit vigil at the University Hospital Galway in Galway, Ireland November 15, 2012. Ireland’s government on Thursday pledged ...
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Islamic State tells Iraqi women: wear full veil or face harsh punishment

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 10:36am
By michael georgy (Veiled women walk past a billboard that carries a verse from Koran urging women to wear a hijab in the northern province of Raqqa March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer ) Islamic ...
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Death row Christian woman flies from Sudan to Rome, meets Pope Francis

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 4:13pm
By Reuters Staff (Pope Francis blesses Mariam Yahya Ibrahim of Sudan and her baby during a private meeting at the Vatican July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano) A Sudanese woman who was ...
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Massachusetts monks tap brewing tradition to support aging members

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 4:00pm
By Scott Malone (Father Isaac Keeley talks about the new facility where he and his fellow Trappist Monks brew Trappist Ale at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. ...
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Islamic State’s purge of minorities re-draws the map of Iraq

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 3:52pm
By Reuters Staff (Iraqi refugees, who fled from the violence in Mosul, walk during sunset inside the Khazer refugee camp on the outskirts of Arbil, in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, June 27, 2014. ...
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