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With bonfires and hope, Iran's minority Zoroastrians celebrate Sadeh and the end of cold winter days

With bonfires and hope, Iran's minority Zoroastrians celebrate Sadeh and the end of cold winter days

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Lighting fires that brightened the night sky, followers of Iran’s minority Zoroastrian religion marked the Sadeh festival in several cities, celebrating the end of the coldest winter days. Every year on Jan.

Man accused of destroying Satanic Temple display at Iowa Capitol is now charged with hate crime

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of destroying a statue of a pagan idol at Iowa's state Capitol is now being charged with a hate crime.
Auschwitz survivor decries rise of the far right and increased antisemitism in Germany

Auschwitz survivor decries rise of the far right and increased antisemitism in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A Jewish survivor of the Auschwitz death camp told Germany's parliament Wednesday that she is appalled by the rising strength of the far right in the country and increasing antisemitism in the wake of the Oct.
California Gov. Newsom backs dam removal projects to boost salmon. Critics say that's not enough

California Gov. Newsom backs dam removal projects to boost salmon. Critics say that's not enough

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — California Gov.
Quebec cardinal speaks out after sex allegations that he deems 'unfounded'

Quebec cardinal speaks out after sex allegations that he deems 'unfounded'

QUEBEC — A senior leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Quebec is speaking out after allegations of sexual assault emerged against him as part of a class-action lawsuit.

Church of England leader says a plan to send migrants to Rwanda undermines the UK's global standing

LONDON (AP) — The leader of the Church of England said Monday that Britain will undermine its standing in the world if it enacts a government plan to send some asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda . Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said U.

LA Opera scraps planned world premiere of Mason Bates' 'Kavalier and Clay' adaptation over finances

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Opera has scrapped plans for the world premiere of Mason Bates' “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” this fall because of finances.

High-ranking Orthodox prelate warns against spread of antisemitism by religious officials

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Speaking on the day for commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, a high-ranking official of the Orthodox Church warned Sunday against the spread of anti-semitism by religious and church officials.
2 masked men kill a person in attack on Catholic church in Istanbul. Officials detain 2 ISIS members

2 masked men kill a person in attack on Catholic church in Istanbul. Officials detain 2 ISIS members

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two masked assailants attacked a Roman Catholic church in Istanbul during a Sunday Mass, killing one person, Turkish officials said. The armed assailants attacked the Santa Maria Church in the Sariyer district at 11:40 a.m.
Police probe vandalism at Fredericton synagogue on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Police probe vandalism at Fredericton synagogue on Holocaust Remembrance Day

FREDERICTON — Members of the only synagogue in New Brunswick's capital city are reeling Sunday from a recent act of vandalism that felt all the more painful for taking place on a global day to honour victims of the Holocaust.