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Pakistan police: mob kills Sri Lankan over alleged blasphemy

Dec. 03, 2021 06:39 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Muslim mob attacked a sports equipment factory in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Friday, killing a Sri Lankan man and burning his body publicly over allegations of blasphemy, police said. Armagan Gondal, a police chief in Sialkot...

Court hears debate over accused synagogue shooter's words

Dec. 02, 2021 15:37 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh synagogue massacre defendant’s statements at the scene and at a hospital should be allowed at trial, prosecutors told a federal judge in a new filing, in part because concerns about public safety were a valid reason to keep questioning him even after...

Police: Man charged in killing of woman at church

Dec. 02, 2021 14:40 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police announced Thursday that they've charged a 62-year-old man in the killing of a grandmother at a church last month. Police said the warrant apprehension task force took Manzie Smith Jr. into custody Wednesday and he was charged with...

Judge deciding what US should pay for Texas church shooting

Nov. 30, 2021 16:18 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and survivors of a 2017 Texas church massacre are at odds over how much the Air Force should pay in compensation for failing to flag a conviction that might have prevented the gunman from legally buying the weapon used in the shooting. ...

Interfaith love a risk amid India's Hindu nationalist surge

Nov. 29, 2021 01:23 AM EST

BELAGAVI, India (AP) — Arbaz Mullah’s love story began, as romances often do, when he first laid eyes on the woman of his dreams, Shweta Kumbhar. Over nearly three years, their courtship in many ways resembled that of any other couple: They went on dates and to...

ICC judges cut Muslim radical's sentence in Timbuktu case

Nov. 25, 2021 11:43 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges have cut by two years the sentence of an Islamic radical who pleaded guilty to overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, the court announced Thursday. ...

Thanksgiving turkey giveaway honors slain rapper Young Dolph

Nov. 19, 2021 19:39 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Friends and associates of slain rapper Young Dolph handed out Thanksgiving turkeys at a neighborhood church Friday in Memphis, Tennessee, two days after he was gunned down in broad daylight inside his favorite bakery. Known for acts of charity in...

Federal Way man charged with fatally shooting another man

Nov. 19, 2021 08:11 AM EST

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — King County prosecutors have charged a Federal Way man with second-degree murder, accusing him of fatally shooting another man in the mistaken belief the victim had stolen his stash of fentanyl pills. Michael Le, 28, was arrested hours after...

Uganda police kill 5, including cleric, after bomb blasts

Nov. 18, 2021 14:12 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities have killed at least five people, including a Muslim cleric, accused of having ties to the extremist group responsible for Tuesday's suicide bombings in the capital, police said Thursday. Four men were killed in a shootout in...

Hate speech in Myanmar continues to thrive on Facebook

Nov. 18, 2021 01:01 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Years after coming under scrutiny for contributing to ethnic and religious violence in Myanmar, Facebook still has problems detecting and moderating hate speech and misinformation on its platform in the Southeast Asian nation, internal documents viewed by The...