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Idaho man faces federal terrorism charge. Prosecutors say he planned a church attack to support IS

Idaho man faces federal terrorism charge. Prosecutors say he planned a church attack to support IS

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 18-year-old man planned to attack churches in a northern Idaho city using a metal pipe, butane fuel, a machete and, if he could get them, his father's guns, according to federal prosecutors who charged him with attempting to pr
Pakistan deploys more than 100,000 police and paramilitary forces ahead of Eid al-Fitr

Pakistan deploys more than 100,000 police and paramilitary forces ahead of Eid al-Fitr

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities have deployed more than 100,000 police and paramilitary forces at mosques and marketplaces across the country ahead of the massive Eid al-Fitr holiday , officials said Tuesday.

3 Russians given long sentences for murders described as satanic ritual killings

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced three people to up to life in prison for leading people into the woods of northern Russia and murdering them in what were described as satanic rituals, Russia's Investigative Committee said.
Protesters demanding restoration of Nepal's monarchy clash with police

Protesters demanding restoration of Nepal's monarchy clash with police

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of protesters demanding the restoration of the monarchy in Nepal clashed with riot police on Tuesday in Kathmandu.
Vatican blasts gender-affirming surgery, surrogacy and gender theory as violations of human dignity

Vatican blasts gender-affirming surgery, surrogacy and gender theory as violations of human dignity

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Monday declared gender-affirming surgery and surrogacy as grave violations of human dignity , putting them on par with abortion and euthanasia as practices that it said reject God’s plan for human life.
Vatican's denouncement of gender-affirming surgery is harmful, LGBTQ+ advocates say

Vatican's denouncement of gender-affirming surgery is harmful, LGBTQ+ advocates say

The Vatican's declaration that gender-affirming surgery and what it calls gender "ideologies" violate human dignity is disappointing and "deeply harmful," LGBTQ+ rights advocates in Canada say.
Conservative Christians praise Trump's anti-abortion record but say he's stopped short of the goal

Conservative Christians praise Trump's anti-abortion record but say he's stopped short of the goal

For conservative, anti-abortion Christians, former President Donald Trump delivered in four years what no other Republican before him had been able to do: A conservative majority U.S. Supreme Court that would go on to overturn Roe v.
Transgender Catholics say new Vatican document shows no understanding of their lives

Transgender Catholics say new Vatican document shows no understanding of their lives

Transgender Catholics — as well as a priest who welcomes them to his parish — expressed disappointment Monday with a new Vatican document rejecting the fundamental concept of changing one’s biological sex.
Anger in Malaysia over shoes bearing logo resembling Arabic word for God. Company head apologizes

Anger in Malaysia over shoes bearing logo resembling Arabic word for God. Company head apologizes

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian shoe company has apologized and stopped selling some of its footwear after some Muslims said the logo resembled the Arabic writing for the word God.
Latter-day Saints president approaches 100th birthday with mixed record on minority support

Latter-day Saints president approaches 100th birthday with mixed record on minority support

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As he nears his 100th birthday, the oldest-ever president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has created a mixed legacy that some churchgoers say has made its global membership feel more included but has left LGB