Myanmar nationalist monks stage large rally as religious tensions grow

By Reuters Staff
October 6, 2015
(Hardline Buddhist monks and supporters celebrate the recent establishment of four controversial bills decried by rights groups as aimed at discriminating against the country's Muslim minority, with a rally in a stadium at Yangon October 4, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)

(Hardline Buddhist monks and supporters at a rally in a stadium at Yangon October 4, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)

In India, meat and murder threaten Modi’s inclusive agenda

By Reuters Staff
October 6, 2015
(Relatives and family members of Akhalaq Saifi, who was killed by a mob, mourn his death at Bisara village in Uttar Pradesh, India, October 2, 2015. The murder by a Hindu mob of a Muslim man rumored to have slaughtered a cow has thrown a spotlight on the hardline, polarizing agenda of some followers of Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi, undermining his promise of development for all. Picture taken October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee)

(Relatives and family members of Akhalaq Saifi, who was killed by a mob, mourn his death at Bisara village in Uttar Pradesh, India, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee)

Speed dating goes ‘halal’ in Muslim-majority Malaysia

By Reuters Staff
October 6, 2015
(Siti, 29, with her parents Zabidah and Jamali, (L-R), attends Halal Speed Dating, a matchmaking event, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 3, 2015. Halal Speed Dating, a new matchmaking event in Kuala Lumpur, is helping Malaysian Muslims find partners in a largely conservative society where courtship is frowned upon and marriages are often arranged. The dating service is halal, meaning permissible under Islamic law, as it is practised with an Islamic twist: women speed daters must be chaperoned by a wali, or guardian until she gets married and who grants her the permission to do so. Picture taken October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris)

(Siti, 29, with her parents Zabidah and Jamali, (L-R), attends Halal Speed Dating, a matchmaking event, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris)

Italy leaves gay couples waiting at the altar

October 6, 2015
(Lesbians kiss in front of the Colosseum during the annual gay pride parade in downtown Rome June 15, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

(Lesbians kiss in front of the Colosseum during the annual gay pride parade in downtown Rome June 15, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Pope Francis says Church can’t be museum, must be open to change

October 6, 2015
(Pope Francis leads the synod on the family in the Synod hall at the Vatican, October 5, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

(Pope Francis leads the synod on the family in the Synod hall at the Vatican, October 5, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Canada court rules for niqab wearer in citizenship ceremonies

By Reuters Staff
October 6, 2015
(A woman whispers to another as they take part in a demonstration to demand that relatives of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh be sacked from top military posts, in Sanaa November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)

(Two niqab-wearing women in Sanaa November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)

The Canadian Federal Court of Appeals, weighing in on an issue that has proved pivotal in the campaign for the Oct. 19 election, ruled on Monday in favor of a Muslim woman who has sought to take the oath of citizenship with her face veiled.

Hardline Buddhist monks and Myanmar’s opposition clash in social media row

By Reuters Staff
October 1, 2015
(Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi gives a speech during her campaign in her constituency Kawhmu township outside Yangon September 21, 2015. Suu Kyi was touring her constituency on the outskirts of Myanmar's commercial capital of Yangon on Monday, kicking off the third week of campaigning for the first free national vote in 25 years. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)

(Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi gives a speech during her campaign in her constituency Kawhmu township outside Yangon September 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)

Tanzanian albino children mutilated for witchcraft to return home from U.S.

October 1, 2015
(13-year-old Emmanuel Festo from Tanzania poses for a portrait in the Staten Island borough of New York in the Staten Island borough of New York, September 21, 2015. Albino body parts are highly valued in witchcraft and can fetch a high price. Superstition leads many to believe albino children are ghosts who bring bad luck. Some believe the limbs are more potent if the victims scream during amputation, according to a 2013 United Nations report. Albinism is a congenital disorder affecting about one in 20,000 people worldwide who lack pigment in their skin, hair and eyes. It is more common in sub-Saharan Africa and affects about one Tanzanian in 1,400. United Nations officials estimate about 75 albinos have been killed in the east African nation since 2000 and have voiced fears of rising attacks ahead of this year's election, as politicians seek good luck charms from witch doctors. Picture taken September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

(13-year-old Emmanuel Festo from Tanzania poses for a portrait in the Staten Island borough of New York in the Staten Island borough of New York, September 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

Tension over Al-Aqsa mosque could lead to religious war, Abbas tells U.N

October 1, 2015
(Israeli police officers take positions on the roof of al-Aqsa mosque during clashes with Palestinians in Jerusalem's Old City September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

(Israeli police officers take positions on the roof of al-Aqsa mosque during clashes with Palestinians in Jerusalem’s Old City September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

Fleeing Iraqi Christians find new life in Lourdes

By Reuters Staff
October 1, 2015
(A view of Lourdes Sanctuary, southwestern France, during Plenary Congress of France's Bishops, November 5, 2006. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau)

(A view of Lourdes Sanctuary, southwestern France, during Plenary Congress of France’s Bishops, November 5, 2006. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau)