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More Egypt Copts flee jihadists in Sinai

Ismailia - Egyptian Coptic Christians fled the Sinai for a second day Saturday following a string of apparent jihadist attacks, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi instructed his government to help shelter them.

Timbuktu bars smashed by Muslim protesters in Mali

Bamako - Dozens of young Muslims opposed to alcoholic beverages smashed bars and liquor stalls in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu on Saturday, saying they were "places of depravity", local sources said.

Sistine chapel photographed in unprecedented detail

Vatican City - The famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, whose ceiling was painted by Michelangelo, can now be examined in minute detail thanks to an unprecedented photographic venture, the Vatican Museums have said.

Czech FM will press Sudan to free jailed missionary

Prague - Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek will travel to Sudan on Sunday to try to free a Czech Christian aid worker sentenced to 24 years in prison on charges including spying and inciting hatred.

Two ex-Vatican bank chiefs get suspended prison terms

Rome - Two former executives at the Vatican bank were handed four-month suspended prison sentences on Thursday over their role in dubious transactions dating from 2010.

Rome hospital under fire over abortion doctors

Rome - An Italian hospital's decision to hire two medics to perform abortions has sparked a Catholic backlash in a country where most doctors refuse to terminate pregnancies, often for religious reasons.

Polish prosecutors probe play simulating oral sex on pope

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors on Wednesday began investigating a theatre play that drops hints about murdering a top politician and has a scene simulating oral sex on a statue of the late pope Saint John Paul II.

Turkey lifts military ban on Islamic headscarf

Istanbul - Turkey will lift a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country's armed forces, state media said Wednesday.

Turkey lifts military ban on Islamic headscarf

Istanbul - Turkey will lift a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country's armed forces, state media said Wednesday.

Turkey lifts military ban on Islamic headscarf

Istanbul - Turkey will lift a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country's armed forces, state media said Wednesday.

Turkey lifts ban on army officers wearing Islamic headscarf

Istanbul - Turkey's army is lifting a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Wednesday.

Turkey lifts ban on army officers wearing Islamic headscarf

Istanbul - Turkey's army is lifting a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Wednesday.

Turkey lifts ban on army officers wearing Islamic headscarf

Istanbul - Turkey's army is lifting a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Wednesday.

Vatican to host menorah exhibition with Roman Jews

Vatican City - The Vatican and Rome's Jewish community on Monday presented an ambitious exhibition on the menorah which will bring together 130 works featuring the iconic Jewish candelabrum, an ancient symbol of the faith.

Trump denounces 'horrible' anti-Semitic threats

Washington - After remaining silent on the subject for several days, President Donald Trump on Tuesday decried a spate of anti-Semitic threats against Jewish community centers across America as "horrible" and "painful.

At least 11 US Jewish centers get bomb threats

Washington - Nearly a dozen Jewish community centers across the United States received bomb threats that led to evacuations Monday, in the latest wave of such attacks since Donald Trump became president a month ago.

S. Korean woman gets six years over exorcism death in Germany

Frankfurt Am Main - A German court sentenced a South Korean woman to six years in jail for the death of her cousin who was beaten and suffocated during an attempted exorcism in a Frankfurt hotel room.

Bare cheek as Japan men strip off for naked festival

Okayama - With only a skimpy loincloth to protect their modesty, thousands of men brave freezing temperatures to fight for lucky charms thrown by a priest at Japan's annual Naked Man Festival.

Pence pays somber visit to Nazi concentration camp

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, Germany on Sunday, against the backdrop of concerns about a surge of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States since Donald Trump was elected president....

Pope calls for quick accord to end DR Congo violence

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Sunday urged leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo to act quickly to resolve its political crisis and curb violence, condemning in particular the use of child soldiers.

Vatican 'House of Cards' as pro and anti-pope factions clash

Vatican City - A real-life version of the hit political drama "House of Cards" is unfolding at the Vatican, from cardinals openly defying the pope to anonymous posters sullying his name.

Struggle against evil sparks China ritual

Hinghwafu - Villagers in eastern China have a unique way of washing away the taint of evil spirits -- by bathing in a shower of scorching sparks.

Stop texting during mealtimes, pope tells youngsters

Vatican City - Pope Francis told youngsters Friday to get off their phones during family meals, warning that the death of face-to-face conversations can have dire consequences for society, even resulting in wars.

Church of England rejects report barring gay marriage

London - The Church of England's General Synod on Wednesday rejected a report which ruled out accepting homosexual marriage and had led to a gay rights protest outside the meeting of Anglican bishops.

Eight killed in knife attack in China's Xinjiang: govt

Bejing - Eight people were killed in a knife attack on a crowd in China's restive Xinjiang region, including three assailants who were gunned down by police, local officials said on Wednesday.

Eight killed in knife attack in China's Xinjiang: govt

Bejing - Eight people were killed in a knife attack on a crowd in China's restive Xinjiang region, including three assailants who were gunned down by police, local officials said on Wednesday.

Eight killed in knife attack in China's Xinjiang: govt

Bejing - Eight people were killed in a knife attack on a crowd in China's restive Xinjiang region, including three assailants who were gunned down by police, local officials said on Wednesday.

Enter the dragon: rural Chinese honour mythical beast

Dragons several hundred metres long snake their way down pastoral roads and through country hamlets, part of centuries-old Chinese folk celebrations for a mythical creature revered as a blessing.

Enter the dragon: rural Chinese honour mythical beast

Dragons several hundred metres long snake their way down pastoral roads and through country hamlets, part of centuries-old Chinese folk celebrations for a mythical creature revered as a blessing.

Enter the dragon: rural Chinese honour mythical beast

Dragons several hundred metres long snake their way down pastoral roads and through country hamlets, part of centuries-old Chinese folk celebrations for a mythical creature revered as a blessing.
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