Religious issues

Egypt's Mohamed Salah prays on the ground after scoring a penalty during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 22, 2018 - 7:45 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Egypt's first World Cup in 28 years has captivated the soccer-crazy nation, with intense focus on the squad and the broader game. The Egyptians played the first match of the tournament June 15 and held two-time World Cup winner Uruguay scoreless for 89 minutes, until...
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People supporting Iranian women are holding a banner at the stands during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
June 15, 2018 - 1:48 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Iranian fans at the national team's first game at the World Cup unfurled a banner protesting Iran's ban on women attending soccer matches back home. The banner read "#NoBan4Women" and "Support Iranian Women to Attend Stadiums" and it was held aloft during the match...
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FILE - In this March, 1, 2017 file photo, former Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu leaves the 10th Court of Appeals following arguments in Waco, Texas. Texas' highest criminal appeals court has reinstated the 2015 sexual assault conviction of Ukwuachu, whose case ignited a scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said Wednesday, June 6, 2018, that a lower court erred by overturning the conviction of Ukwuachu based on text messages between the victim and a friend that had not been allowed in trial. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald via AP, File)
June 06, 2018 - 4:25 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' highest criminal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated the 2015 sexual assault conviction of a former Baylor University football player whose case ignited a scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said a lower court...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, March 24, 2018, people hold banners during the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) march in Birmingham, England. A property manager and fan of the soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, John Meighan envisioned a group bringing together working-class people who felt excluded from political influence _ to stand up in opposition, not to Muslims or Islam, but to extremism. It didn’t quite work out that way, as the Football Lads Alliance found itself drawn into the orbit of Britain’s growing far-right. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
June 03, 2018 - 3:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — John Meighan had a dream. A property manager and fan of the soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, he envisioned a group bringing together working-class people who felt excluded from political influence — to stand up in opposition, not to Muslims or Islam, but to extremism. They would be...
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This combination of 2008-2017 photos shows Linkin Park co-lead vocalist Chester Bennington, Atlanta Braves pitcher R.A. Dickey, former NHL star Theo Fleury and film director Tyler Perry. They are among the male celebrities who have disclosed they were victims of sexual abuse. (AP Photo)
April 19, 2018 - 12:42 am
For some male victims of sexual assault and abuse, #MeToo can feel more like #WhatAboutMe? They admire the women speaking out about traumatic experiences as assault and harassment victims, while wondering whether men with similar scars will ever receive a comparable level of public empathy and...
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April 13, 2018 - 2:19 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Legion of Christ religious order says it will try to respond to requests for compensation from former seminarians who were sexually abused by its founder and then discredited by officials for having publicly denounced him. Victims of the Rev. Marcial Maciel petitioned the...
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April 13, 2018 - 1:20 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Donors, survivors and victims' families are questioning how a South Texas church is spending millions of dollars of donations made since a gunman killed more than two dozen worshippers in November. Demand for more information grew after the First Baptist Church in...
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April 13, 2018 - 10:14 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The girl, just 8 years old, was grazing her family's ponies on a chilly January day in the forests of the Himalayan foothills when she was kidnapped. Her raped and mutilated body was found in the woods a week later. In 2012, the fatal gang rape of a young woman in the heart...
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April 13, 2018 - 6:40 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Catherine Wessinger, Loyola University New Orleans (THE CONVERSATION) Twenty-five years ago, on February 28, 1993, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents attempted to execute a...
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April 12, 2018 - 5:34 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Eight victims of the Catholic Church's most notorious pedophile are pressing the Legion of Christ religious order to compensate them for the sexual abuse they endured and the psychological harm they say resulted from the order's prolonged campaign to discredit them. The men,...
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