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Emily Schmall

Emily Schmall is an author at Religion News Service.

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Death toll rises to 22 from Delhi riots during Trump trip

By Sheikh Saaliq and Emily Schmall — February 26, 2020
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 22 people were killed and 189 injured in three days of clashes in New Delhi that coincided with U.S. President Donald Trump's first state visit to India, with the death toll expected to rise as hospitals continue to take in the wounded, authorities said Wednesday.

Across India, opposition building against citizenship law

By Sheikh Saaliq and Emily Schmall — December 17, 2019
(RNS) — Critics say the legislation, which for the first time conditions Indian citizenship on religion, violates the secular constitution of the world's largest democracy.

India seeks to portray sense of calm in locked-down Kashmir

By Emily Schmall — August 29, 2019
NEW DELHI (AP) — By limiting the ability of journalists to report on the region, critics of the Indian prime minister say, India's government has whitewashed coverage of resistance to the new policy of direct rule in Kashmir.

Sunday Mass canceled across Sri Lanka a week after bombings

By Emily Schmall — April 27, 2019
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely across Sri Lanka and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers in an extraordinary call by the clergy to curtail worship as fear of more attacks plagued the island nation after the deadly suicide bombings on Easter. Shops were closed, streets were […]

Thousands pack Texas church shooting family funeral service

By Emily Schmall — November 15, 2017
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Church member John Holcombe, among the massacre's few survivors, invited the public to attend the funeral of his pregnant wife, three of her children, his parents, a brother and the brother's 18-month-old daughter.
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