This Dec. 18, 2013 file photo shows Cambodia's statue of a temple wrestler, titled Bhima, is on display at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, Calif. The 10th-century sandstone statue will return to its place of origin in Cambodia following discussions and agreements with Cambodian state officials, the museum announced Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Norton Simon Museum to return statue to Cambodia

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Norton Simon Museum has agreed to return a 10th century statue that may have been looted from a Cambodian temple during that country’s genocidal civil war in the 1970s. “Temple […]


An Indian man weeps as he holds his wife who was killed in a stampede, Allahabad, India. (AP Photo)

36 dead in stampede at Hindu festival in India

ALLAHABAD, India (AP) — The death toll from a stampede in a train station rose to 36 in a northern India city where millions of devotees had gathered for a Hindu festival that is one of the world’s largest religious gatherings.


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Psychiatric test for suspect in NYC subway death

NEW YORK (AP) – A woman accused of shoving a man to his death in front of a subway train because she believed he was Muslim laughed and smiled during a court hearing where she was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.


Judge orders man to write reports about religion

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan man who authorities say attacked two men because he believed they were Muslims has been ordered to write a report on the history of Hinduism. Bay County Circuit […]


Olympic 'games pastors' minister to games-goers

(AP) – Religions of all stripes have a strong presence at the Olympics, where Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Jewish clerics are on hand around the clock to minister to athletes’ spiritual needs. Around the […]



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