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  • *Opposition to vote simmers among Arabs and Turkmen in Kirkuk. KIRKUK, Iraq Sept 25- Authorities in Kirkuk declared a curfew an hour and a half before polls closed in a Kurdish independence referendum on Monday as jubilant Kurds celebrated a vote that has raised fears of a new outburst of ethnic conflict. Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzanis...

  • *Opposition to vote simmers among Arabs and Turkmen in Kirkuk. KIRKUK, Iraq Sept 25- Singing and dancing and draped with Kurdish flags, Kirkuk's Kurds flocked to polling stations of the ethnically-mixed city on Monday to vote to be independent from Iraq. Voter turnout appeared to be much higher among Kurds in Kirkuk which both the central government of Baghdad...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- President Donald Trump's announcement on Sunday restricting travelers from an expanded list of countries has already been roundly criticized by immigrant and civil rights groups as no more lawful than his previous travel ban, but it could stand a better chance of holding up in court, legal experts said. The new presidential proclamation,...

  • SPINDALE, North Carolina— When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week. Fields and 10 other former congregants told The Associated Press that they and dozens of employees who were...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- Mexicans packed churches on Sunday to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors trapped under rubble since Tuesday's tremor shook Mexico City and nearby states. As another aftershock jolted southwestern Mexico on Sunday, the death toll from Tuesday's 7.1...

  • Meat and Livestock Australia commercial featuring Ganesha and Jesus aired September 4, 2017.

    An Australian ad campaign promoting lamb has attracted widespread criticism from the country’s Hindu community, prompting officials to lodge a diplomatic protest with the government.

  • DUBAI, Sept 10- Bahrain is tightening its rules for Islamic banks by requiring all of them to undergo independent, external audits to certify they are following Muslim laws known as sharia. The move, announced by the central bank on Sunday, could make Bahrain among the strictest jurisdictions for Islamic banking and help Manama maintain prominence in the...

  • BLATNO, Czech Republic, Sept 5- Flush with cash and land it received in compensation for the seizure of its property under Communism, the Roman Catholic church in the Czech Republic is looking to the forestry industry as it looks to ensure its long-term financial future. After long political battles, the church was awarded $4 billion worth of property in 2012,...

  • BLATNO, Czech Republic, Sept 5- Flush with cash and land it received in compensation for the seizure of its property under Communism, the Roman Catholic church in the Czech Republic is looking to the forestry industry as it looks to ensure its long-term financial future. After long political battles, the church was awarded $4 billion worth of property in 2012,...

  • BLATNO, Czech Republic, Sept 5- Flush with cash and land it received in compensation for the seizure of its property under Communism, the Roman Catholic church in the Czech Republic is looking to the forestry industry as it looks to ensure its long-term financial future. After long political battles, the church was awarded $4 billion worth of property in 2012,...

  • BLATNO, Czech Republic, Sept 5- Flush with cash and land it received in compensation for the seizure of its property under Communism, the Roman Catholic church in the Czech Republic is looking to the forestry industry as it looks to ensure its long-term financial future. After long political battles, the church was awarded $4 billion worth of property in 2012,...

  • VATICAN CITY, Sept 1- Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew called on Friday for a collective response from world leaders to climate change, saying the planet was deteriorating and vulnerable people were the first to be affected. President Donald Trump withdrew from a global agreement, struck in Paris, to limit greenhouse gas...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 31- Making money in the markets is tricky enough on its own. In the spring, Silicon Valley- based Inspire Investing launched its Global Hope Large Cap and its Small/Mid Cap Impact ETFs, pledging to apply Christian values as a screen. "We have definitely seen growing interest in niche investment strategies of all sorts, including faith-based products,"...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 31- Making money in the markets is tricky enough on its own. In the spring, Silicon Valley- based Inspire Investing launched its Global Hope Large Cap and its Small/Mid Cap Impact ETFs, pledging to apply Christian values as a screen. "We have definitely seen growing interest in niche investment strategies of all sorts, including faith-based products,"...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 31- Making money in the markets is tricky enough on its own. In the spring, Silicon Valley- based Inspire Investing launched its Global Hope Large Cap and its Small/Mid Cap Impact ETFs, pledging to apply Christian values as a screen. "We have definitely seen growing interest in niche investment strategies of all sorts, including faith-based products,"...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 31- Making money in the markets is tricky enough on its own. In the spring, Silicon Valley- based Inspire Investing launched its Global Hope Large Cap and its Small/Mid Cap Impact ETFs, pledging to apply Christian values as a screen. "We have definitely seen growing interest in niche investment strategies of all sorts, including faith-based products,"...

  • DUBAI, Aug 17- Saudi Binladin Group will restart work next month on the $26.6 billion expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, nearly two years after work stopped in the wake of a crane collapse at the site that killed 107 people, sources told Reuters on Thursday. Saudi Binladin, one of the country's top construction conglomerates, and the the Ministry of Finance were...

  • Senator Pauline Hanson speaks with the media on December 8, 2016 in Sunshine Coast, Australia.

    Australian far-right senator Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign to ban the all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women, drawing a quick rebuke from the government and Muslims.

  • Rebecca Allen in the lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan said Goldman's virtually all-white senior leadership team favors white bankers for promotions and lucrative accounts, so they earn more than black coworkers. Allen, who was hired in 2012, said that last year she was removed from an account she had worked on for three years by a Goldman partner,...

  • Rebecca Allen in the lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan said Goldman has a virtually all-white senior leadership team that favors white bankers for promotions and lucrative accounts, so they earn more than black coworkers. Allen, who was hired in 2012, said that last year she was removed from an account she had worked on for three years by a Goldman...