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Hans Kueng, dissident Catholic theologian, dies at 93
BERLIN (AP) — Kueng was an influential voice for liberal Catholics and a prolific author, challenging Catholic doctrines on papal authority, birth control, divorce and other issues.
Swiss narrowly back proposal to ban face coverings in public
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters narrowly approved on Sunday a proposal to ban face coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters.
2 killed in shooting near German synagogue; 1 person arrested
HALLE, Germany (AP) — An attacker tried to force his way into the synagogue in the city of Halle but did not get in as 70 to 80 people inside were observing Yom Kippur, a local Jewish leader said.