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Jehovah's Witnesses hid child sex abuse cases: Australian inquiry told | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Jehovah’s Witnesses Church in Australia failed to report to police more than 1,000 cases of child sexual abuse going back more than 60 years, a government investigation into abuse and its aftermath heard on Monday.<p>Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to …

Jehovah's Witnesses

Attackers hurl grenades, open fire on Indian police station; 5 killed

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> All three terrorists involved in a Monday attack on a police station in the Indian state of Punjab are dead, and the siege has ended, according to a top Punjab police official.<p>Six victims were killed -- three civilians and three security forces, said Dinkar Gupta.<p>Earlier, the …

Extremism

Vicar went on the run from court just hours before a jury found him guilty of stealing £24,000 in fees paid for funerals and weddings

• <b>Reverend Simon Reynolds, 50, said he found book-keeping to be a 'bore'</b>• <b><br>He was found guilty today of stealing more than £24,000 in church fees</b>• <b><br>But he</b> …

Corruption

Barnsley vicar guilty of stealing £24k of church funds

<b>A vicar has been found guilty of stealing £24,000 of church funds meant for weddings and funerals.</b><p>Simon Reynolds, of Farnham, Surrey, did not return to Sheffield Crown Court for the verdict and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.<p>The money was paid to him by bereaved families and engaged …

Judiciary

Mourners Attend Illinois Funeral for Sandra Bland Who Died in Texas Jail

Sandra Bland, the woman found dead in a Texas jail cell, was remembered Saturday as a courageous fighter for social justice.<p>Family and friends gathered at her wake and funeral in Lisle, Illinois, the Chicago suburb where she grew up. The service was held a day after an autopsy report was released, …

Episcopal

Mystery clouds details of Sandra Bland's volatile arrest and jail death in Texas

Four days before she died, Sandra Bland was upbeat when she showed up at the home of longtime friend LaVaughn Mosley, and excited about a last-minute job interview.<p>After working a series of temporary jobs, Bland, 28, was interviewing for a community outreach job at her alma mater, a university near …

Crime

Loretta Lynch: Sandra Bland Case Highlights 'Frustration' With Police

The U.S. attorney general calls for a re-evaluation of police tactics.<p>The arrest and death of Sandra Bland in police custody demands a close re-evaluation of policing tactics and justifies the “frustration” that people of color feel toward law enforcement, Attorney General Loretta Lynch argued on …

Law Enforcement

What Muslims around the world eat to break their fast during Ramadan

Iftar—a fast-breaking meal— is a daily ritual during the holy month of Ramadan.<p>A traditional Iftar menu comprises fruits, juice, milk, dates and water. The belief is that Prophet Mohammad ate three dates when he broke his fast.<p>However, meals tend to vary from one place to another. For instance, in …

Islam

Tunisia Attack: Gunmen Kill at Least 37 People in Attack on Sousse Beach

At least 37 people were killed and dozens wounded when gunmen opened fire on a beach popular with tourists in Tunisia on Friday, officials said.<p>Tunisia's Interior Ministry told NBC News that most of the victims were foreigners from "many" nationalities and that, in addition to the dead, at least 36 …

Extremism

Suspect detained after beheading, explosion in France

<b>(CNN) —</b> French authorities detained the lone suspect in an attack on a factory Friday in which a large explosion was followed by the discovery of a severed head hanging from a fence.<p>Two people were hurt in the blast at the U.S.-owned factory near Lyon in southeastern France, the French President …

Terrorism

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 25, wounds 202 in Kuwait mosque

KUWAIT (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 27 people when he blew himself up inside a packed Shi’ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers, the health ministry and witnesses said, the first attack of its kind in the major oil-exporting state.<p>Police cordon off the Imam Sadiq Mosque …

Islam

Terror attacks on 3 continents; ISIS claims responsibility in Tunisia, Kuwait

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on a seaside resort hotel in Tunisia on Friday that killed at least 38 people and wounded at least 36 others, many of them Western tourists.<p>The Islamist group named the attacker as Abu Yahya al-Qirawani and said he managed to infiltrate the Hotel …

Terrorism