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As France reels from alleged rape of a Jewish girl, antisemitism comes to fore in election campaign

As France reels from alleged rape of a Jewish girl, antisemitism comes to fore in election campaign

PARIS (AP) — The alleged rape of a 12-year-old Jewish girl in a suspected antisemitic attack has sent shockwaves throughout France and thrust concerns about antisemitism to the forefront of campaigning for the country’s legislative elections .
Pakistan police register a case against a mob that killed a man suspected of desecrating the Quran

Pakistan police register a case against a mob that killed a man suspected of desecrating the Quran

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police in northwestern Pakistan on Friday registered a case against hundreds of people who attacked a police station and killed a man being questioned there on suspicion of desecrating the Quran, Islam’s holy book , official
Peace must be a priority, say Catholic leaders on anniversary of priests' violent deaths in Mexico

Peace must be a priority, say Catholic leaders on anniversary of priests' violent deaths in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two years have passed since a leader of one of Mexico’s organized crime gangs stormed into a Catholic church in the remote Tarahumara mountains and fatally shot two Jesuit priests .
The former nuncio to the US says he faces schism charges from the Vatican

The former nuncio to the US says he faces schism charges from the Vatican

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s former nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano , said on Thursday that he has been summoned by the Vatican to face charges of schism.
New Louisiana law requiring classrooms to display Ten Commandments churns old political conflicts

New Louisiana law requiring classrooms to display Ten Commandments churns old political conflicts

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bill signed into law this week makes Louisiana the only state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every classroom in public schools and colleges — and stirs the long-running debate over the role of religion in go
Toronto cops probe ad-truck with Islamophobic message, Rebel News claims vehicle

Toronto cops probe ad-truck with Islamophobic message, Rebel News claims vehicle

TORONTO — A truck that has been spotted driving around Toronto displaying what police have described as Islamophobic messages belongs to the right-wing media organization Rebel News, the outlet's founder Ezra Levant said Thursday.
Islamic holiday celebration in Montreal park draws ire from secularists

Islamic holiday celebration in Montreal park draws ire from secularists

MONTREAL — Earlier this week, members of Montreal's Muslim community gathered in a park to celebrate the Eid al-Adha holiday, a day when families traditionally wear their finest clothes, share gifts, feast and pray together.
Defendant in Vatican trial takes case to UN, accuses pope of violating his rights with surveillance

Defendant in Vatican trial takes case to UN, accuses pope of violating his rights with surveillance

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the defendants in the Vatican’s big financial trial has filed a formal complaint with the United Nations, alleging that Pope Francis violated his human rights by authorizing wide-ranging surveillance during the investigation.
New law requires all Louisiana public school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

New law requires all Louisiana public school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has become the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom, the latest move from a GOP-dominated Legislature pushing a conservative agenda under a new governor.
Jihadis from Africa’s Sahel have crossed into Nigeria’s north, a new report says. A lot is at stake

Jihadis from Africa’s Sahel have crossed into Nigeria’s north, a new report says. A lot is at stake

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Jihadi fighters who had long operated in Africa’s volatile Sahel region have settled in northwestern Nigeria after crossing from neighboring Benin, a report said Wednesday, the latest trend in the militants' movements to wealthi