China warns UK music festival organisers who invited Dalai Lama

June 26, 2015
(Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama acknowledges the audience at a school in Katoomba, west of Sydney, during his first public appearance on his current visit to Australia June 8, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Reed)

(Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama acknowledges the audience at a school in Katoomba, west of Sydney, during his first public appearance on his visit to Australia June 8, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Reed)

California moves to limit religious exemptions to vaccination for school children

By Reuters Staff
June 26, 2015
(A health worker in Ciudad Juarez at the Mexican border crossing with El Paso, Texas, hands out leaflets to passing motorists and people as part of a measles prevention programme, February 16, 2015. California public health officials have confirmed three more cases of measles in an outbreak that began in late December, bringing to 113 the total number of people believed to have been infected in the state. Health officials in Arizona, where seven cases of measles have been documented, said the outbreak would likely be considered over in that state if no further infections were reported over the weekend. Across the United States, more than 150 people have been diagnosed with measles, many of them linked to an outbreak that authorities believe began when an infected person from out of the country visited Disneyland in late December. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez)

(A health worker in Ciudad Juarez at the Mexican border crossing with El Paso, Texas, hands out leaflets for a measles prevention programme, February 16, 2015. Across the border in the United States, more than 150 people have been diagnosed with measles after an outbreak that began at Disneyland in late December. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez)

Death threats for Saudi satire star who fights Islamic State with laughs

By Reuters Staff
June 26, 2015
(A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. The offshoot of al Qaeda which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "Caliphate" and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance, a statement posted on jihadist websites said on Sunday. The group, previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS, has renamed itself "Islamic State" and proclaimed its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghadi as "Caliph" - the head of the state, the statement said. REUTERS/Stringer)

(A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer)

from The Great Debate:

Seeking a sacred space of their own, African-Americans often found pain

By James T. Campbell
June 26, 2015

Members of the public line along the street as a hearse carrying Reverend Clementa Pinckney arrives at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for a public viewing in Charleston

Crowds watch as a hearse with the body of Reverend Clementa Pinckney arrives at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for a public viewing in Charleston, South Carolina, June 25, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

from The Great Debate:

Deprived of ‘checkbook diplomacy’ in Yemen and Syria, Saudi Arabia flounders

By David Hartwell
June 26, 2015

Houthi militant sits amidst debris from the Yemeni Football Association building, which was damaged in a Saudi-led air strike, in Sanaa

A Houthi militant sits amidst debris from the Yemeni Football Association building, which was damaged in a Saudi-led air strike, in Sanaa May 31, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

French parliament backs fund for Holocaust train deportations

By Reuters Staff
June 25, 2015
(Detail view of a wood railway boxcar at the Drancy internment camp memorial in Drancy, near Paris December 8, 2014. France said on Friday it had agreed to put $60 million into a fund managed by the United States to compensate Holocaust victims deported by French state rail firm SNCF to Nazi death camps, a deal that protects it from future U.S. Litigation. About 76,000 Jews were arrested in France during World War Two and transported in appalling conditions in railway boxcars to concentration camps such as Auschwitz, where most died. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen)

(Detail view of a wooden railway boxcar at the Drancy internment camp memorial in Drancy, near Paris, from where Jews were deported to Nazi death camps during World War II. Picture taken on December 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen)

Dutch far-right politician Wilders airs Mohammad cartoons on TV

By Reuters Staff
June 25, 2015
(Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders attends a joint news conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, June 16, 2015. Far-right parties announced on Tuesday they had enough support to form an anti-European Union group called "Europe of Nations and Freedoms" in the European Parliament after failing to do so a year ago, a move giving them extra funding, staffing and weight in the EU assembly. REUTERS/Yves Herman)

(Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders attends a joint news conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman)

Wednesday Bible study: Charleston attack upsets a Southern tradition

By Reuters Staff
June 25, 2015
(Parishioners embrace before services at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, June 21, 2015. The church held its first service since a mass shooting left nine people dead during a bible study. REUTERS/David Goldman/Pool)

(Parishioners embrace before services at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, June 21, 2015. REUTERS/David Goldman/Pool)

Saudi Arabian Airlines takes 50 Airbus planes in Islamic leasing deal

By Reuters Staff
June 25, 2015
(The Airbus A330 performs an aerial display at the Farnborough airshow September 7.)

(The Airbus A330 performs an aerial display at the Farnborough airshow September 7, 1998 REUTERS/Reuters photographer.)

Outreach to gay couples not on agenda for Vatican meeting

June 25, 2015
(Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

(Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi)