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Muslims, Hindus protest amid communal violence in Bangladesh

Oct. 16, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protests erupted for a second day in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, amid a wave of violence against local Hindus following a viral social media image perceived as insulting to the country's Muslim majority. Some 10,000 protesters — many of...

Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan

Oct. 16, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 people and wounded scores more. Relatives laid the bodies of the victims to rest Saturday and called on the Taliban to protect...

Suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan kills 47

Oct. 15, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque packed with worshippers attending Friday prayers in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 47 people and wounding 70, a Taliban official said. It was the deadliest day since the U.S. military withdrawal. ...

Taliban official says death toll has risen to 47 in southern Afghanistan mosque bombing

Oct. 15, 2021 12:21 PM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban official says death toll has risen to 47 in southern Afghanistan mosque bombing.

Hospital official says death toll from bombing at Afghanistan mosque climbs to 37, with more than 70 wounded

Oct. 15, 2021 08:44 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hospital official says death toll from bombing at Afghanistan mosque climbs to 37, with more than 70 wounded.

Taliban official says explosion strikes mosque in southern Afghanistan during Friday prayers

Oct. 15, 2021 05:31 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban official says explosion strikes mosque in southern Afghanistan during Friday prayers.

Norwegian police: Bow-and-arrow attack suspect is Muslim convert, there had been concerns he had been radicalized

Oct. 14, 2021 04:16 AM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police: Bow-and-arrow attack suspect is Muslim convert, there had been concerns he had been radicalized.

Case against accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter plods on

Oct. 13, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The federal judge in the capital murder case against Robert Bowers in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre told lawyers Wednesday she wants a list of pretrial motions and plans to reassess the status of the long-delayed case in January. U.S. District...

Dylann Roof's request to reconsider recusal is denied

Oct. 13, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Dylann Roof's chances for a new appellate hearing continue to dwindle, with a court refusing to reconsider recusing itself from his appeal over his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation. The 4th...

Police say accused synagogue shooter talked of killing Jews

Oct. 12, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police officers who responded to the synagogue building during a shooting three years ago that killed 11 people told a judge Tuesday that defendant Robert Bowers made several references to killing Jews. Officer Stephen Mescan was the first...