Secularist blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh, fourth killed by extremists this year

By Reuters Staff
August 7, 2015
(Activists of Hefajat-e-Islam attend a grand rally at Motijheel area in Dhaka April 6, 2013. Thousands of activists from Hefajat-e Islam clashed with Shahbagh demonstrators and police officers, after attending the grand rally. The activists from Hefajat-e-Islam were demanding for capital punishment for a group of bloggers, who organised the Shahbagh demonstration, and for the introduction of blasphemy laws, according to local media. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj)

(Activists of Hefajat-e-Islam rally demanding for capital punishment for secularist bloggers, in Dhaka April 6, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj)

Guestview: Why are Myanmar’s Buddhist nuns not granted the same respect as monks?

By Guest Contributor
August 6, 2015
(A young Buddhist nun rides Yangon's circular train in June 2015. Hkun Lat / Myanmar Now).

(A young Buddhist nun rides Yangon’s circular train in June 2015. Hkun Lat/Myanmar Now).

Hindu activists march in Nepal to demand charter drop the term “secular”

August 5, 2015
(Hindu activists clash with riot police personnel as they try to break through the restricted area during the protest rally marching towards the parliament demanding Nepal to be declared as Hindu State in the new constitution, in Kathmandu August 5, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)

(Hindu activists clash with riot police personnel as they try to break through the restricted area during the protest rally marching towards the parliament demanding Nepal to be declared as Hindu State in the new constitution, in Kathmandu August 5, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)

Don’t treat divorced Catholics as outcasts, Pope Francis tells priests

August 5, 2015
(Pope Francis waves as he arrives to attend an audience for altar servers at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

(Pope Francis waves as he arrives to attend an audience for altar servers at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

Florida triple murder may have been ritual linked to “blue moon” – police

By Reuters Staff
August 5, 2015
(A full moon, known as the Blue Moon, is seen next to the Statue of Liberty in New York July 31, 2015. The Blue moon effect refers to the second full moon in a calendar month, local media informed. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

(A Blue Moon seen next to the Statue of Liberty in New York July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

Breaking a taboo, Jerusalem Palestinians increasingly seek Israeli citizenship

By Reuters Staff
August 5, 2015
(Palestinians walk near Damascus Gate, outside Jerusalem's Old City July 28, 2015. In East Jerusalem, which Israel captured from Jordan during the 1967 Middle East war and later annexed, a move not recognised internationally, issues of Palestinian identity are layered with complexity. Over the past decade, an increasing number of East Jerusalem Palestinians have gone through the lengthy process of becoming Israeli citizens, researchers and lawyers say. Picture taken July 28, 2015. To match Insight ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS/JERUSALEM REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

(Palestinians walk near Damascus Gate, outside Jerusalem’s Old City July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

Photos of Mormon Church founder’s ‘seer stone’ seen for first time

By Reuters Staff
August 5, 2015
(A photograph of the 1841 First European (London) edition of the Book of Mormon, at the Springs Preserve museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012/Prosfilaes)

(A photograph of the 1841 First European (London) edition of the Book of Mormon, at the Springs Preserve museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012/Prosfilaes)

UK anti-Semitic incidents soar in first half of year – report

July 31, 2015
(A member of the Jewish community walks in north London January 20, 2015. Police officials have been working closely with Jewish organisations to step up security arrangements after the attack on a Kosher supermarket in Paris earlier this month. REUTERS/Andrew Winning)

(A member of the Jewish community walks in north London January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Winning)

Taliban leader Mullah Omar – a pious Afghan enigma

By Reuters Staff
July 31, 2015
(Mullah Omar of Afghanistan's Taliban regime is shown in this undated U.S. National Counterterrorism Center image. Afghanistan said on July 29, 2015 it was investigating reports that Mullah Omar, leader of the militant Taliban movement behind an escalating insurgency, was dead. REUTERS/National Counterterrorism Center/Handout via Reuters)

(Mullah Omar of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime is shown in this undated U.S. National Counterterrorism Center image.  REUTERS/National Counterterrorism Center)

Religious assailant attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, wounding six

July 31, 2015
(An Orthodox Jewish assailant (C) stabs participants at an annual gay pride parade, wounding six, in Jerusalem on Thursday, police and witnesses said July 30, 2015. REUTERS/Kobi Schutz)

(An Orthodox Jewish assailant (C) stabs participants at an annual gay pride parade, wounding six, in Jerusalem on Thursday, police and witnesses said July 30, 2015. REUTERS/Kobi Schutz)