Diego Maradona's legend will always live on in Napoli

If there’s one place outside Argentina that will likely match — or possibly even exceed — the outpouring of mourning for Diego Maradona, it’s in Naples. While Maradona was revered ar...

Review: With high sorcery, 'The Craft: Legacy' casts a spell

More than a few Halloweens ago — two dozen to be exact — came a film that looked like a treat but ended up as a trick. “The Craft” was about four teenage witches who eventually turn...

As virus curbs Nepal's festivals, devotees fear gods' anger

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The revered living goddess is not leaving her temple this year. The old palace courtyard packed with hundreds of thousands of people each year during the Indr...

Babri mosque demolition: Indian court acquits BJP leaders

A special court in the northern Indian city of Lucknow on Wednesday acquitted all 32 people who had been accused of crimes in the 1992 demolition of the Babri mosque in the city of Ayodhya. Four s...

Nepal protesters defy virus lockdown, clash with riot police

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of protesters defying a government coronavirus lockdown to take part in an religious festival clashed with riot police in Nepal on Thursday, leaving several people in...

Wayfair pulls towel depicting deity after Hindus object

BOSTON (AP) — Online home goods retailer Wayfair has pulled a beach towel depicting the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha, according to a Hindu organization that raised objections. Rajan Zed...

Supporters, opponents of Hindu temple meet in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — A Midtown Manhattan celebration of a Hindu temple being built on disputed ground in India brought polarized groups into Times Square, where supporters of the landmark project were flan...

India PM to lay foundation stone for flashpoint Ram temple in Ayodhya

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for a controversial Hindu temple on Wednesday morning. Modi will symbolically lay a 40-kilogram (88 pounds) silver br...

Campaign brewing to get Hindu god Brahma off popular beer

An interfaith coalition is pressing the world's largest brewer to remove the name of a Hindu god from a popular beer that dates to the late 1800s — a dispute the beermaker insists is a case of mistake...

Notorious Indian gangster Vikas Dubey killed after arrest at temple

Vikas Dubey, a notorious Indian gangster accused of killing eight police officers, was shot dead on Friday morning after his arrest on Thursday. The Uttar Pradesh police said that the gangster was ki...

Taiwan Navy finds body at sea with effigy of Hindu monkey god Hanuman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy found the body of a man drifting off the coast of Taitung County Thursday (July 2) wearing a chain with an effigy of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman. A Navy vesse...

Interfaith group: No Buddhist or Hindu statues in nightclubs

BOSTON (AP) — America’s nightclubs are largely closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that isn’t stopping an interfaith coalition from launching a campaign to stop what organizers call the “d...

Sacred Venezuelan stone back home after hiatus in Berlin

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A massive stone considered sacred by an indigenous community in Venezuela returned home Thursday resolving years of international tension after a German artist shipped it to ...

Bible vs indigenous beliefs at issue in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-...

Paying homage to the 'Pachamama' central to Bolivian culture

COPACABANA, Bolivia (AP) — As they await their fresh fried trout, members of a family on holiday at Lake Titicaca pour out a little bit of soda on the ground before they take their first drink. ...