Religion and politics

FILE- This is an undated file photo of Reza Shah Pahlavi in an unidentified place. The discovery in Iran of a mummified body near the site of a former royal mausoleum has raised speculation it could be the remains of the late Reza Shah Pahlavi, founder of the Pahlavi dynasty. (AP Photo, File)
April 24, 2018 - 7:14 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A mummified body discovered near the site of a former royal mausoleum in Iran may be the remains of the late Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and the father of the country's last shah. The recent find of the gauze-wrapped body — and the...
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda speaks during state ceremonies in homage to the victims and fighters of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, on the 75th anniversary of the start of the revolt, in front of the Monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 19, 2018 - 12:56 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed, church bells tolled and yellow paper daffodils of remembrance dotted the crowd as Polish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters on the 75th anniversary of their ill-fated rebellion. Polish President...
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A caregiver shows what a medical marijuana identification card looks like for a caregiver and patient during an open house in Erie, Pa., Monday, April 16, 2018, at the region's first medical marijuana dispensary which will open April 18, for patients with state-issued medical marijuana identification cards. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)
April 17, 2018 - 2:27 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States. If the two measures pass, Utah and Oklahoma will join 30 other...
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I.A. Rehman, left, official from the Pakistan Human Rights Commission displays a copy of the State of Human Rights report 2017 with Afrasiab Khattak in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, April 16, 2018. An independent Pakistani watchdog criticized the country's human rights record over the past year in a new report released Monday, saying the nation has failed to make progress. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
April 16, 2018 - 4:32 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — An independent Pakistani watchdog criticized the country's human rights record over the past year in a new report released Monday, saying the nation has failed to make progress on a myriad of issues, ranging from forced disappearances, to women's rights and protection of religious...
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In this April 14, 2018, photo provided by Myanmar Government Information Committee, Myanmar immigration officials examine documents as a Rohingya family of five look on at a receiving center in Taung Pyo, Letwe, northern Rakhine state. Myanmar has accepted what appears to be the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled military-led violence against the minority group, even though the U.N. says it is not yet safe for them to return home. (Myanmar Government Information Committee via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 1:58 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh on Monday rejected a claim by Myanmar that the Buddhist-majority nation had repatriated the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to the neighboring country to escape military-led violence against the minority group. A Myanmar government...
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In this April 14, 2018, photo provided by Myanmar Government Information Committee, Myanmar immigration officials examine documents as a Rohingya family of five look on at a receiving center in Taung Pyo, Letwe, northern Rakhine state. Myanmar has accepted what appears to be the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled military-led violence against the minority group, even though the U.N. says it is not yet safe for them to return home. (Myanmar Government Information Committee via AP)
April 15, 2018 - 1:44 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar has accepted what appears to be the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled military-led violence against the minority group, even though the U.N. says it is not yet safe for them to return home. A government statement said Saturday that five members...
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In this photo dated Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Pope Francis arrives in St.Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience. In an extraordinary letter published Wednesday April 11, 2018, Pope Francis has admitted he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
April 12, 2018 - 11:15 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis' apology to Chilean sex abuse victims and his request that the country's bishops come to Rome to discuss reforms amounts to a "spiritual state of emergency" declaration for the Chilean Catholic church. In an interview with The...
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Myanmar’s Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye arrives at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. About 700,000 Rohingya who face severe discrimination in Myanmar have fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape a brutal army counterinsurgency campaign. Efforts are underway to arrange their return. (AP Photo/Suzauddin Rubel)
April 11, 2018 - 10:00 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Myanmar Cabinet minister on Wednesday visited a sprawling refugee camp in Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslims, who described the violence that forced them to flee Myanmar and presented a list of demands for their repatriation. Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye met with...
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April 11, 2018 - 6:50 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is urging Buddhists to work with Christians to combat corruption, saying corrupt political, business and religious leaders put lives at risk, damage the environment and threaten governance. The Vatican's interreligious dialogue office issued a message to Buddhists to...
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Reuters journalist Wa Lone, center, walks along with his wife Pan Ei Mon, second left, as he is escorted by police upon arrival at his trial Wednesday, April.11, 2018, Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
April 11, 2018 - 5:10 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court on Wednesday refused to dismiss a case against two Reuters journalists after the reporters' lawyers insisted last week that the evidence doesn't support the charges. The case against Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo has been strongly criticized internationally as an...
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