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Mexicans burn Donald Trump effigies in Easter ritual

By Reuters — March 27, 2016
MEXICO CITY – The burning is part of a widespread Mexican Holy Week tradition where neighborhoods burn effigies to represent Judas.

Indiana bans abortions based on prenatal diagnosis of disabilities

By Reuters — March 25, 2016
North Dakota is the only U.S. state that prohibits abortions based on fetal anomalies.

University of California softens anti-Semitism statement

By Reuters — March 24, 2016
The action by California's flagship public university sought to strike a balance between condemning intolerance and protecting free speech.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Brussels blasts

By Reuters — March 22, 2016
"We promise the crusader alliance against the Islamic State that they will have black days in return for their aggression against the Islamic State," the group said.

Scalia’s death a blow to Obamacare contraception challengers

By Reuters — March 21, 2016
WASHINGTON —A 4-4 split would leave in place lower-court rulings that favored the Obama administration.

Exiled Tibetans voting for leader to sustain struggle

By Reuters — March 20, 2016
DHARAMSALA, India -- The second such election follows a decision by the 80-year-old Dalai Lama to relinquish his political authority and vest it in a democratic system that could outlast him.

Pope says don’t turn backs on refugees

By Reuters — March 20, 2016
VATICAN CITY -- Leading Palm Sunday services, Francis departed from his homily to criticize the treatment of refugees.

Hindu vigilantes reportedly hang Muslim cowherds

By Reuters — March 19, 2016
NEW DELHI -- India is the world's largest exporter of beef, but the killing of cows is forbidden in some regions, as many Hindus regard the animal as sacred.

Exiled Tibetans to elect leader to sustain Dalai Lama legacy

By Reuters — March 18, 2016
DHARAMSALA/NEW DELHI -- The second election of its kind follows a decision by the 80-year-old Nobel Peace Laureate to relinquish his political authority.

Dutch far-right leader Wilders on trial

By Reuters — March 18, 2016
AMSTERDAM -- Like other populist figures including Donald Trump in the U.S. and Marine le Pen in France, Geert Wilders has won support by calling for a ban on Muslim immigration.

US says Islamic State committed genocide against Christians

By Reuters — March 17, 2016
WASHINGTON -- The State Department says the designation by Secretary John Kerry does not create a legal obligation for the United States.

Religious liberty bill passes Georgia legislature

By Reuters — March 17, 2016
ATLANTA -- The bill grants churches, religious schools or faith-based associations the right to reject holding events for people or groups to whom they object.

Suicide bombers kill 22 at mosque in Nigeria

By Reuters — March 16, 2016
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- The attack by two female suicide bombers occurred during morning prayers.

Egyptian minister sacked after saying he would jail Prophet Muhammad

By Reuters — March 15, 2016
CAIRO -- Ahmed al-Zend, a hard-liner and outspoken critic of the Muslim Brotherhood, had said he would jail the prophet himself if he broke the law.

Al Qaeda gunmen drank beers before Ivory Coast attack

By Reuters — March 14, 2016
GRAND BASSAM, Ivory Coast -- Fifteen civilians and three members of the special forces were killed in the attack at a weekend retreat popular with Ivorians and westerners.
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