Third French beach town bans Muslim “burkini” swimsuit

August 15, 2016
Twenty-year-old trainee volunteer surf life saver Mecca Laalaa runs along North Cronulla Beach in Sydney during her Bronze medallion competency test January 13, 2007. Specifically designed for Muslim women, Laalaa's body-covering swimming costume has been named the "burkini" by its Sydney based designer Aheda Zanetti.   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA) - RTR1L4WJ

(Twenty-year-old trainee volunteer surf life saver Mecca Laalaa runs along North Cronulla Beach in Sydney during her Bronze medallion competency test January 13, 2007. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne)

Pope Francis visits Rome safe house for women forced into prostitution

August 13, 2016
Pope Francis speaks outside Saint Mary of Angels Basilica in the pilgrimage town of Assisi, central Italy, August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

(Pope Francis speaks outside Saint Mary of Angels Basilica in the pilgrimage town of Assisi, central Italy, August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Remo Casilli)

Ataturk’s revival a symbol of Turkey’s fragile post-coup unity

August 12, 2016
A soldier stands guard at Anitkabir, the mausoleum of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara, Turkey, August 5, 2016. Picture taken August 5, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

(A soldier stands guard at Anitkabir, the mausoleum of modern Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara, Turkey, August 5, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

“Religious disrespect” killer gets life sentence in Scotland

August 12, 2016
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(Glasgow Central Mosque’s dome catching the late afternoon winter sun, January 3, 2009/Thomas Nugent)

Pope Francis hosts Syrian refugees at lunch, sees children’s drawings of war

August 12, 2016
Pope Francis sits with some  Siryans refugees at the Vatican August 11, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

(Pope Francis sits with some Siryans refugees at the Vatican August 11, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout)

Holy cows and Hindu crusaders cloud Modi’s Indian reform drive

August 12, 2016
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the media inside the parliament premises on the first day of the monsoon session in New Delhi, India, July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

(India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the media inside the parliament premises on the first day of the monsoon session in New Delhi, India, July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

Mystery magic spells unearthed with ancient skeletons in Serbia

August 12, 2016
An archaeologist works over an uncovered skeleton at the Viminacium site, around 100km east from Belgrade, Serbia August 8, 2016. Picture taken August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Djordje Kojadinovic

(An archaeologist works over an uncovered skeleton at the Viminacium site, around 100km east from Belgrade, Serbia August 8, 2016. Picture taken August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Djordje Kojadinovic)

Egypt’s former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa survives assassination attempt

August 6, 2016
Egypt's former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa speaks during the King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week prize ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amman April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Egypt’s former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa speaks during the King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week prize ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amman April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Commentary: The radical post-modernism of Islamic State

August 4, 2016
French nuns leave a tribute to French priest, Father Jacques Hamel in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, France, July 28, 2016. Hamel was killed in an attack on the church that was carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State.  REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

(French nuns leave a tribute to French priest, Father Jacques Hamel in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, France, July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol)

Investigation of French cardinal for sex abuse cover-up is dropped

August 4, 2016
File photo of French Archbishop Philippe Barbarin while attending a Good Friday mass in Saint-Jean Cathedral in Lyon, France, March 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Robert Pratta/File Photo

(French Archbishop Philippe Barbarin at Good Friday mass in Saint-Jean Cathedral in Lyon, France, March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Robert Pratta)