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)

Uncertain times fuel occult beliefs in China’s Communist Party hierarchy

July 31, 2015
(People hold burning incense to pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple on the first day of new year in Beijing, January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee)

(People hold burning incense to pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple on the first day of new year in Beijing, January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee)

Central Asia’s crackdown on militant Islam risks provoking a backlash

By Reuters Staff
July 31, 2015
(People walk along Khast Imam square amid heavy fog in Tashkent December 25, 2009. Uzbekistan will vote on Sunday in a parliamentary election certain to cement President Islam Karimov's grip on power in a Central Asian nation key to Western efforts to contain the Taliban in neighbouring Afghanistan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov)

(People walk along Khast Imam square amid heavy fog in Tashkent December 25, 2009. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov)

from The Great Debate:

How to avoid creating a new generation of ignorance and hate

By Erna Solberg
July 31, 2015

Children displaced as a result of Boko Haram attacks in the northeast region of Nigeria, attend class at Maikohi secondary school inside a IDP camp in Yola

Children displaced as a result of Boko Haram attacks in the northeast region of Nigeria, in class at Maikohi secondary school inside a camp for internally displaced persons in Yola, Adamawa State January 13, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

from The Great Debate:

Why the West may miss the Taliban’s Mullah Omar

By David Rohde
July 30, 2015

Taliban fighters pose with weapons in an undisclosed location in Nangarhar province

Taliban fighters pose with weapons in an undisclosed location in Nangarhar province in this December 13, 2010 picture. REUTERS/Stringer