Max Beauvoir, Haiti’s supreme leader of voodoo, dies

By Reuters Staff
September 16, 2015
(Max Beauvoir, the supreme leader of Haitian voodoo, poses during an interview at his home outside Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, January 8, 2015. Beauvoir, died September 12, 2015 at the age of 79, according to his family. REUTERS/Anastasia Moloney)

(Max Beauvoir, the supreme leader of Haitian voodoo, poses during an interview at his home outside Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Anastasia Moloney)

Dalai Lama calls for more research into 20-year disappearance of Panchen Lama

By Reuters Staff
September 16, 2015
(Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama speaks during a news conference at Magdalene College in Oxford, Britain September 14, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Staples)

(Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama speaks during a news conference at Magdalene College in Oxford, Britain September 14, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Staples)

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Rob Cox: The pope, Bernie, Jeremy walk into a bar

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At least 107 killed by falling crane at Grand Mosque in Mecca

September 12, 2015
(Muslim pilgrims walk near a construction crane which crashed in the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia September 12, 2015. At least 107 people were killed when the crane toppled over at Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, Saudi Arabia's Civil Defence authority said, less than two weeks before Islam's annual haj pilgrimage. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity)

(Muslim pilgrims walk near a construction crane which crashed in the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia September 12, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity)

Wilders tells Dutch parliament refugee crisis is ‘Islamic invasion’

By Reuters Staff
September 10, 2015
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(Police check tickets as migrants board trains which will take them to the Austrian border, at Keleti railway station in Budapest, Hungary September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh)

Israeli soccer strike averted, play on Jewish Sabbath to go ahead

September 10, 2015
(Israel's Yoav Ziv (2nd R) and Luxembourg's Maurice Deville (R) jump to head the ball during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match at Ramat Gan stadium near Tel Aviv October 16, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun )

(Israel’s Yoav Ziv (2nd R) and Luxembourg’s Maurice Deville (R) jump to head the ball during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match at Ramat Gan stadium near Tel Aviv October 16, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun )

Islamic State magazine blasts Muslims fleeing to Europe as sinners

September 10, 2015
(A migrant family from Syria walks along rail tracks as they arrive to a collection point in the village of Roszke in Hungary after crossing the border from Serbia, September 6, 2015. Thousands of refugees and migrants streamed into Germany on Sunday, many traveling through Austria from Hungary where they had been stranded against their will for days, while European Union governments argue over how to respond. REUTERS/Marko Djurica)

(A migrant family from Syria walks along rail tracks as they arrive to a collection point in the village of Roszke in Hungary after crossing the border from Serbia, September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica)

Before Pope Francis visit, U.S. sex victims say Church remains obstacle to justice

September 10, 2015
(The U.S. flag flies as painters work on a mural of Pope Francis on the side of a building in midtown Manhattan in New York August 28, 2015. Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia September 22-27. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

(The U.S. flag flies as painters work on a mural of Pope Francis on the side of a building in midtown Manhattan in New York August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

As Pope visit nears, U.S. Catholic Church faces financial strain

By Reuters Staff
September 10, 2015
(Pope Francis attends a special audience with members of the Parish Evangelisation Cell System in Paul VI hall at the Vatican September 5, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Pope Francis attends a special audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican September 5, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

from The Great Debate:

The true motives behind Islamic State’s use of sexual slavery

By David Frankfurter
September 8, 2015

Members of the minority Yazidi sect hug each other on the outskirts of Kirkuk

Members of the Yazidi sect, among the 200 elderly and infirm released by Islamic State militants, on the outskirts of Kirkuk, April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed