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Palestinians clash with Israeli police in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians clashed with Israeli police at a popular gathering place just outside Jerusalem's Old City as thousands celebrated a Muslim holiday, a repeat of violence earlier this yea...

Bangladesh: Hindus targeted by violence demand better legal protection

Last week, several Hindu temples were ransacked during violent protests across Bangladesh that were sparked by video of a Quran being placed at the feet of a Hindu statue during celebrations for the H...

Hindus denounce violence amid attacks in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protests continued Monday in Bangladesh’s capital to denounce a wave of violence against Hindus following an image posted on social media that was perceived as insulting to th...

Muslims, Hindus protest amid communal violence in Bangladesh

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...

Bangladesh: Muslims, Hindus protest amid religious unrest

The Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka witnessed a second day of unrest Saturday as thousands of Muslims and Hindus staged separate protests. Tensions in the South Asian country escalated on Wednesday afte...

Moderate earthquake rocks Bali, killing at least 3

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake and an aftershock hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali early Saturday, killing at least three people and destroying dozens of homes. ...

Protests erupt in Bangladesh amid Muslim-Hindu tensions

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Bangladesh's capital Friday clashed with police as security forces used tear gas and batons against demonstrators angry over what they perceived as ...

Activists seek legal marijuana in former hippie haven Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Widely available marijuana once drew thousands of hippies to Nepal, where its use was not only accepted but embedded in both the culture and religion. But the...

Israeli court ruling on major holy site angers Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) — A ruling by a local Israeli court in favor of a Jewish man who prayed quietly at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site has angered Muslim authorities, who denounced it on Thursday as a vio...

The Latest: 3rd Alaska hospital institutes crisis protocols

Three Alaska hospitals have now instituted crisis protocols that would allow them to ration care if needed as the state recorded the worst COVID-19 diagnosis rates in the U.S. in recent days. ...

Ancient tablet acquired by Hobby Lobby going back to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Mesopotamian king, then looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago, is finally headed back to Iraq. ...

The Latest: W.Va. cuts vaccination figure after count glitch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s coronavirus vaccination figures have been adjusted sharply lower after officials discovered that numbers from a federal contractor had been double counted. ...

Mormon church to require masks in temples amid COVID surge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that masks will be required inside temples to limit the spread of COVID-19. Church leaders s...

Japanese sisters certified as world's oldest twins at 107

TOKYO (AP) — Guinness World Records has certified two Japanese sisters as the world’s oldest living identical twins at 107, in an announcement Monday coinciding with Respect for the Aged Day, a nation...

Taiwan’s Tainan sets up free beverage stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —In light of the Environmental Protection Administration’s tea serving campaign, Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) on Thursday (Sept. 16) activated a map to assist peop...