Nigeria’s restive north | The Wider Image

February 11, 2016

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Piles of rubble are all that remain of the residence of Nigeria’s most prominent Shi’ite Muslim leader after it was demolished by bulldozers in the northern city of Zaria.

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There are good reasons why Europe’s Jews are so worried

February 11, 2016

Members of LEGIDA, the Leipzig arm of the anti-immigrant movement  Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) march past anti-LEGIDA protestors (top R) during a demonstration in Leipzig January 21, 2015. The weekly PEGIDA demonstrations began last October as a local protest against the building of new shelters for refugees, and have been growing in size. Counter-marches have taken place across Germany, with far larger numbers, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the group in unusually strong language as racists "with hatred in their hearts." PEGIDA leaders deny they are racist and say they distinguish between the secular majority among Germany's 4 million Muslims and those trying to spread Muslim values.           REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke (GERMANY  - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Members of LEGIDA, the Leipzig arm of the anti-immigrant movement, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) march past anti-LEGIDA protestors (top R) during a demonstration in Leipzig, January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Decrying graft, Pope Francis to tour poor, violent corners of Mexico

February 9, 2016
People walks past a banner with a photo of Pope Francis outside a store before of his visit to Mexico City, Mexico February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero - RTX25WI9

(People walks past a banner with a photo of Pope Francis outside a store before of his visit to Mexico City, Mexico February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero )

Professor who said Christians, Muslims worship same God to leave U.S. evangelical college

February 9, 2016
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(Blanchard Hall at Wheaton College, May 2007/Liscobeck)

A professor at an evangelical university near Chicago who got in trouble after saying Muslims and Christians worship the same God will leave the school, according to a joint statement released by Wheaton College on Saturday night.

Anti-Islam movement PEGIDA stages protests across Europe

February 9, 2016
Activists against migrants shout slogans as they participate in a protest organized by the anti-Islam group PEGIDA, in Calais, France, February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol - RTX25QPS

(Activists against migrants shout slogans as they participate in a protest organized by the anti-Islam group PEGIDA, in Calais, France, February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol)

Critic of Vatican refuses to step down from Catholic sex abuse commission

February 9, 2016
Peter Saunders talks during a news conference in Rome, Italy February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Peter Saunders talks during a news conference in Rome, Italy February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to hold historic meeting in Cuba

February 5, 2016
Pope Francis holds a skullcap given to him by a faithful as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi

(Pope Francis holds a skullcap given to him as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

China commands that even retired officials shun religion

February 5, 2016
People hold burning incense to pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Beijing February 19, 2010. President Barack Obama hosted exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House on Thursday, drawing an angry reaction from China and risking further damage to strained Sino-U.S. ties. REUTERS/Jason Lee     (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION) - RTR2AJBP

(Worshippers hold burning incense to pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Beijing February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Lee) 

Dutch killer says had “divine command” to murder pro-euthanasia politician

February 5, 2016
U.S First Lady Hillary Clinton (R) shakes the hand of Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Els Borst during the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Hague Forum February 9. The UNFPA Hague Forum is reviewing the implementation of the Cairo Population Conference held 5 years ago. FEE/AS - RTRLQ83

(This Feb. 9, 1999 file photo shows Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Els Borst with then-U.S First Lady Hillary Clinton during the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Hague Forum. REUTERS)

Israeli taxman eyes off-the-books ‘religious services industry’

February 5, 2016
Eight-day-old Haim Rosenbaum, the great grandson of Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hager of the Viznitz Hasidic sect, is held by a family member during his circumcision ceremony at a synagogue in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv January 15, 2007. Members of the baby's family wear prayer shawls.  REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen (ISRAEL) - RTR1L7YL

(Eight-day-old Haim Rosenbaum is held by a family member during his circumcision ceremony at a synagogue in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv January 15, 2007. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen)