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Muslim voters attacked in Sri Lanka presidential election

Nov. 16, 2019 8:38 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Polls closed Saturday evening after a day of voting for Sri Lanka’s next president, an election marred by shots fired at a convoy of Muslims heading to cast their ballots in what some called a coordinated effort to disenfranchise the minority group. There were no reported...

Germany: 3 Islamists detained over suspected attack plot

Nov. 12, 2019 8:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany detained three alleged supporters of the Islamic State group Tuesday on suspicion of preparing a deadly attack against non-Muslims. Frankfurt prosecutors said some 170 police officers searched three apartments in the nearby city of Offenbach and detained the men, who...

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

Nov. 12, 2019 6:26 AM EST

A BASE IN EASTERN SYRIA (AP) — At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and...

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

Nov. 11, 2019 6:00 PM EST

A BASE IN EASTERN SYRIA (AP) — At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and...

Offshoot Mormon community hit in deadly attack leaves Mexico

Nov. 10, 2019 6:36 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An 18-vehicle caravan carrying about 100 members of an offshoot Mormon community leaving their homes in Mexico after a violent attack arrived in Arizona on Saturday. The families came nearly a week after the attack Monday in which nine women and children were killed by what authorities...

India's court set to deliver verdict on temple dispute

Nov. 8, 2019 11:56 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's security forces were on high alert ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict Saturday in a decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site where Hindu hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque in 1992, sparking deadly religious...

Suspect in Colorado synagogue plot will remain in jail

Nov. 8, 2019 3:16 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A man arrested on suspicion of plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue waived his right to have the evidence against him aired in court Friday and will remain behind bars for now. Richard Holzer, 27, wore a yellow jail jumpsuit with his arms and legs shackled during a brief court...

The Latest: Colorado synagogue bomb suspect to remain jailed

Nov. 8, 2019 12:48 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a court appearance of a man accused of plotting to bomb a Colorado synagogue (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A man arrested on suspicion of plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue will remain in jail for now. Richard Holzer appeared briefly Friday in federal court in Denver...

Mexico killing highlights confusion over Mormon groups

Nov. 7, 2019 7:01 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After nine people belonging to a Mormon offshoot community were killed in Mexico this week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a short statement expressing sympathy for the victims while clarifying that they didn't belong to the mainstream church. That the faith...

US victims in Mexico attack from Mormon offshoot community

Nov. 6, 2019 12:03 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The nine women and children killed by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico lived in a remote farming community where residents call themselves Mormon — descendants of former members of The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints who fled the U.S. to escape the church's 19th century...