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A Kabul hospital says an explosion at a government ministry mosque was a suicide attack, with at least 2 people killed

Oct. 05, 2022 09:53 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Kabul hospital says an explosion at a government ministry mosque was a suicide attack, with at least 2 people killed.

Holocaust survivor who escaped synagogue massacre dies

Sep. 29, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Judah Samet, a Holocaust survivor who narrowly escaped a shooting rampage at a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018, died Tuesday. He was 84. Samet, who survived the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in World War II, was running a few minutes late for services at the Tree...

Bolsonaro campaign to evangelicals: Brazil's soul at stake

Sep. 27, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Off a byway outside Salvador, past an evangelical church and down a short path, Thiago Viana was preparing a celebration. Two new members of his temple would soon emerge from months of seclusion, marking initiation into his Afro Brazilian faith, Candomble. ...

Albuquerque church security guard killed, suspect arrested

Sep. 25, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a security guard at an Albuquerque church, authorities said Sunday. City police said 35-year-old Marc Ward was taken into custody Saturday. It was unclear Sunday if Ward has a lawyer yet who can...

Taliban: Car bomb near Kabul mosque kills 7, wounds 41

Sep. 23, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bomb went off Friday as worshippers were leaving a Kabul mosque, killing at least seven people and wounding 41, including several children, a Taliban official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, the latest in a steady...

Facebook violated rights of Palestinian users, report finds

Sep. 22, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

Actions by Facebook and its parent Meta during last year's Gaza war violated the rights of Palestinian users to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, political participation and non-discrimination, a report commissioned by the social media company has found. The report...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 21, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. September 19, 2022. Editorial: With hate on the rise, all of us need to unite against anti-Semitism, white supremacy, bigotry In July, anti-Semitic and anti-social justice posters were draped on the walls of a progressive church in Fort Lauderdale. In...

April trial set for man charged in synagogue massacre

Sep. 20, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The long-delayed capital murder trial of Robert Bowers in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will begin in April, a federal judge has ruled. Robert Bowers, a Baldwin resident who has pleaded not guilty, could be sentenced to death if convicted of the...

'Fifth Little Girl' of 1963 Klan bombing reunites with nurse

Sep. 18, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — When an initially blinded, and nearly lifeless, 12-year-old girl found in the rubble of a church bombing was wheeled onto the 10th floor of University Hospital in Birmingham nearly 60 years ago, one of the first people to tend to the child was Rosetta “Rose” Hughes, a...

Alabama sidesteps compensation for survivor of '63 KKK blast

Sep. 15, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sarah Collins Rudolph lost an eye and still has pieces of glass inside her body from a Ku Klux Klan bombing that killed her sister and three other Black girls at an Alabama church 59 years ago, and she's still waiting on the state to compensate her for those injuries. ...