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A woman and a child walks past the wreckage of vehicles and furniture burnt during violent protests in Bengaluru, India, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. At least three people have died in the southern Indian city also known as Bangalore after hundreds of demonstrators clashed with the police overnight against a Facebook post considered offensive to Muslims, attacking a police station and setting fire to vehicles, police said Wednesday. (AP Photo)

3 killed in southern India in clashes over Facebook post

Aug. 12, 2020 6:14 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least three people were killed in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru when police clashed with hundreds of Muslims who attacked a police station and set fire to vehicles during a protest over a Facebook post considered offensive to Islam, police said Wednesday. Senior police officer...

Priest, a seminary rector, slain in El Salvador

Aug. 8, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest has been shot to death along a road in El Salvador and church authorities on Saturday called for investigation of the slaying. The church celebrated a Mass on Saturday for the Rev. Ricardo Antonio Cortez, who was rector at the seminary named for...

A dog of the French rescue team searches for survivors at the scene of this week's massive explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Three days after a massive explosion rocked Beirut, killing over a hundred people and causing widespread devastation, rescuers are still searching for survivors and the government is investigating what caused the disaster. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The Latest: Trump says US help on way for Beirut disaster

Aug. 7, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 2:20 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken about the explosion in Beirut during calls with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and French President Emmanuel Macron. Trump said Friday that he told Aoun that three large aircraft filled with...

Members of Poland's women's rights organizations, with obituaries of women who fell victim to violence, protest against plans by the right-wing government to withdraw from Europe's Istanbul Convention on prevention of violence against women and children, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday,  July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poles split over govt plan to exit domestic violence treaty

Jul. 27, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles are bitterly divided over steps being taken by the right-wing government to leave a European treaty against domestic violence, claiming it promotes gender “ideology” and links violence to religion. Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said Monday he has formally asked...

Man granted bond after conviction tossed in church killings

Jul. 23, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A man who has spent two decades in custody was granted bond Thursday after his conviction in the killings of a couple at a south Georgia church was overturned. Dennis Perry, 58, has been serving two life sentences for the 1985 killings of Harold and Thelma Swain, who were killed...

Accused Stephan Balliet sits in the courtroom of the regional court at the beginning of the trial in Magdeburg, Germany, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Balliet is charged with 13 crimes including murder and attempted murder, for a Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue on Oct. 9 in the eastern German city of Halle,  that is considered one of the worst anti-Semitic assaults in the country's post-war history.  (Hendrik Schmidt/dpa via AP)

Yom Kippur synagogue attacker goes on trial in Germany

Jul. 21, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

MAGDEBURG, Germany (AP) — A 28-year-old German right-wing extremist went on trial Tuesday for a Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue that is considered one of the worst anti-Semitic assaults in the country’s post-war history, telling the court he saw Jews as a threat to the white race. Stephan Balliet...

FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, senior rabbi of Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego, Calif., addresses the United Nations General Assembly's meeting on combating antisemitism and other forms of racism and hate in the digital age at U.N. headquarters. The rabbi who had part of his hand shot off in a deadly attack at his Southern California synagogue pleaded guilty Tuesday, July 14, 2020, to federal charges of tax and wire fraud, according to a newspaper report. Rabbi Goldstein, 58, acknowledged his role in a scheme in which donors made large contributions to Chabad of Poway but then secretly got most of the money back, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Rabbi hurt in California synagogue shooting admits fraud

Jul. 14, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The longtime leader of a Southern California synagogue who was wounded in a deadly attack at the house of worship he founded pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in a multimillion-dollar fraud that disguised charitable contributions for personal gain. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein faces a...

FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file image made from video, Brenton Harrison Tarrant appears in a screen via video link in Christchurch, New Zealand. The man who has admitting killing 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, 2019 has dismissed his legal team and will represent himself at a sentencing hearing next month. Tarrant’s sentencing hearing, delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, will begin in Christchurch on Aug. 24. (TVNZ Pool via AP, File)

New Zealand mosque gunman to represent himself at sentencing

Jul. 13, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Australian white supremacist who admitting killing 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques has dismissed his lawyers and will represent himself when he is sentenced next month. Brenton Harrison Tarrant had pleaded guilty in March to 51 charges of...

In this photo made available by the South African Police Services (SAPS), confiscated arms and ammunition, foreground, and arrested suspects, background, lay face-down at a church in Zuurbekom, near Johannesburg, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Police in South Africa say five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a church near Johannesburg. (South African Police Services via AP)

5 dead in hostage situation at troubled South Africa church

Jul. 11, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a long-troubled church near Johannesburg, police in South Africa said Saturday. A statement said police and military who responded to reports of a shooting at the International...

Trial moved back for accused Colorado synagogue bomb plotter

Jun. 29, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge rescheduled a trial for an alleged white supremacist accused of plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue. U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Moore set a Feb. 22 trial date for the case against Richard Holzer, The Pueblo Chieftain reported Sunday. The judge granted the...