Egyptian woman fights unequal Islamic inheritance laws

CAIRO (AP) — One Egyptian woman is taking on the country’s inheritance laws that mean female heirs inherit half that of men. Since her father's death last year, Huda Nasrallah, a Chr...

Syria's Raqqa still finding the dead, 2 years after IS fall

RAQQA, Syria (AP) — The neighbors reported a foul smell coming from the house next door. The house, which the Islamic State group had used as a school for its "cubs," had been untouched ever since the...

Manhattan DA subpoenas Trump Org over hush money payments

NEW YORK (AP) — Just weeks after federal prosecutors revealed they were through investigating hush money paid to protect President Donald Trump from adultery allegations, the probe has been picked bac...

65 year old adulteress murders 75 year old lover in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 65 year-old married woman, surnamed Jiang (江), murdered her 75 year old boyfriend, surnamed Huang (黃), on the evening of July 4 in Pingtung County’s Gaoshu Township (高樹...

Allegations against top priest under review after AP report

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Catholic Church in Texas says it is reviewing allegations that a top monsignor continued to hear a married woman's confessions after luring her into a sexual relationship, a po...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2019. There are 226 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 19, 164...

Brunei suspends death penalty for homosexuality after backlash

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said a moratorium on the death penalty will be extended to the county's Islamic penal code. The small, Muslim majority sultanate on the Southeast Asian island...

Brunei death penalty moratorium applied to new Shariah laws

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Brunei's sultan says a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked an inter...

Brunei suspends death penalty for homosexuality after backlash

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said a moratorium on the death penalty will be extended to the county's Islamic penal code. The small, Muslim majority sultanate on the Southeast Asian island...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2019. There are 243 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 2, 201...

Phoenix man accused of killing 4, including wife and 2 kids

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife, two of his young daughters and a man who the suspect thought was romantically involved with his wife, police said Frida...

UK plans to introduce 'no-fault' divorce for first time

LONDON (AP) — Britain wants to end the divorce blame game. The government has announced plans to introduce "no-fault" divorces so separating couples no longer have to blame one anoth...

Oxford University to rethink degree given to Brunei sultan

LONDON (AP) — The University of Oxford says it will reconsider an honorary degree it awarded the Sultan of Brunei following the outcry over new Islamic laws in the Southeast Asian nation that punish g...

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Global outcry as Brunei implements draconian sharia laws including death by stoning for gays

Harsh new sharia laws — including death by stoning for gay sex and adultery entered into force in Brunei on Wednesday. The expanded list of crimes punishable by death in the small sultanate on ...