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Prayers at fire-bombed mosques as India’s riot toll grows

NEW DELHI (AP) - Muslims in a northeastern neighborhood of India's capital returned for weekly prayers at fire-bombed mosques on Friday, two days after...

Prayers at fire-bombed mosques as India’s riot toll grows

NEW DELHI (AP) - Muslims in a northeastern neighborhood of India's capital returned for weekly prayers at fire-bombed mosques on Friday, two days after...

Publisher, 2 politicians charged over Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AP) - Outspoken Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai and two prominent opposition politicians were charged Friday with illegal assembly over a pro-democracy...

Scars of violence haunt India’s capital after deadly riots

NEW DELHI (AP) - India's hard-line Hindu nationalists watched anti-government protests centered in Muslim communities for months in anger that finally boiled over in...

Outspoken Hong Kong publisher held over pro-democracy march

HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper says the outspoken head of its publishing group, Jimmy Lai, has been held by police...

Virus response in Mideast tainted by political views of Iran

BEIRUT (AP) - In the Middle East, even virus outbreaks are political. The coronavirus has killed 26 people in Iran -- the highest toll...

Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

PARIS (AP) - Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France's equivalent of the Oscars - where his latest movie leads this...

Saudi Arabia halts pilgrimages over virus; Iran says 22 dead

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi Arabia on Thursday halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears about a viral epidemic...

India says US politicizing religious riots in which 30 died

NEW DELHI (AP) - India accused a U.S. government commission of politicizing communal violence in New Delhi that killed at least 30 people and...

Saudi Arabia halts travel to Islam’s holiest site over virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi Arabia on Thursday halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears about a viral epidemic...