Turkish teacher at Muslim charity given 508-year sentence for child abuse

April 23, 2016
A fishing boat travels in the Bosphorus waterway in Istanbul March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: CITYSCAPE SOCIETY) - RTR3I5WS

(The Bosphorus  in Istanbul March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

A Turkish teacher accused of sexually abusing children in guest houses run by Islamic foundations was handed a 508-year jail sentence in a case that has stirred recrimination between a government with roots in political Islam and its opponents.

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Islamic State has erased the line between foreign and domestic policy

April 21, 2016

French army paratroopers patrol near the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, March 30, 2016 as France has decided to deploy 1,600 additional police officers to bolster security at its borders and on public transport following the deadly blasts in Brussels.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

French army paratroopers patrol near the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

War of words with Pope Francis no issue for Trump backers – Reuters/Ipsos poll

April 20, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds his bible while speaking at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, September 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Brian C. Frank - RTS1XL2

(U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds his bible while speaking at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank)

Rouhani clashes with Iranian police over undercover hijab agents

April 20, 2016
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, March 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

(Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, March 26, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood)

Wartime Jewish remains buried in Hungary, a reminder of dark past

April 19, 2016
Jews bury the remains of Holocaust victims in the Jewish cemetery in Budapest, Hungary April 15, 2016.   REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

(Jews bury the remains of Holocaust victims in the Jewish cemetery in Budapest, Hungary April 15, 2016. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh)

Sushi for Passover? With age-old ban lifted, rice is now kosher at seder meal

April 19, 2016
A woman uses chopsticks to eat sushi at a restaurant in La Serena, Chile, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

(A woman uses chopsticks to eat sushi at a restaurant in La Serena, Chile, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci)

Turkish executives among 100 detained over links to cleric Gulen

April 19, 2016
Riot police use tear gas to disperse protesting employees and supporters of Zaman newspaper at the courtyard of the newspaper's office in Istanbul, Turkey March 5, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal - RTS9ESP

(Riot police disperse protesting employees and supporters of the Gulen movement’s Zaman newspaper at the daily’s office in Istanbul, Turkey March 5, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

German Muslims compare anti-immigrant AfD party to Hitler’s Nazis

April 19, 2016
A little flag and brochures of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AFD) are pictured during a rally for the upcoming Saxony-Anhalt state elections in Bitterfeld, Germany, February 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A little flag and brochures of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AFD) are pictured during a rally for the upcoming Saxony-Anhalt state elections in Bitterfeld, Germany, February 29, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

At Israeli brewery, last sip of beer that Jesus might have drunk

April 19, 2016
An employee works at Herzl Brewery which produced a craft beer from wheat that Tel Aviv University geneticists identified as the strain used for beer in the Holy Land two millennia ago, in Jerusalem April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

(Herzl Brewery in Jerusalem April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

A Jerusalem brewery has produced a craft beer with a taste it says dates back to the time of Jesus. A sip of the concoction may help explain why wine was the preferred sacred drink of the Bible.

Mississippi governor signs law allowing armed church security

April 18, 2016
Mississippi, Governor Phil Bryant arrives to attend B.B. King's funeral in Indianola, Mississippi May 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

(Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant arrives to attend B.B. King’s funeral in Indianola, Mississippi May 30, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake)