Teenager smashes egg on controversial Australian lawmaker for blaming New Zealand shootings on immigration program

Australian police said they were investigating after a teenager smashed an egg on a controversial right-wing lawmaker who had blamed New Zealand’s mass mosque shootings on the country’s immigration program. The footage, shared widely on social media, showed Senator Fraser Anning being approached from behind at a political event on Saturday, before having an egg… Read More Teenager smashes egg on controversial Australian lawmaker for blaming New Zealand shootings on immigration program

Dozens killed, injured following terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand

At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism. A gunman broadcast live footage on Facebook of the attack on one mosque in the city of Christchurch, mirroring the… Read More Dozens killed, injured following terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand

Australian judge sentences Cardinal George Pell to six years imprisonment on sexual abuse charges

For two decades, George Pell was the dominant figure in the Catholic Church in Australia – a boy from a gold mining town whose ambition, intellect and knack for befriending influential people propelled him to become the third-most senior official in the Vatican. That came crashing down in December, when a court found 77-year-old Pell… Read More Australian judge sentences Cardinal George Pell to six years imprisonment on sexual abuse charges

Hundreds of Islamic State fighters surrender as imminent defeat looms

Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as good as over. The besieged enclave of Baghouz is the last shred of territory held by the jihadists who have been driven from roughly… Read More Hundreds of Islamic State fighters surrender as imminent defeat looms

Malaysian court sentences man to over ten years in jail for insulting Islam, Prophet Muhammad on social media

A Malaysian was sentenced to more than 10 years’ jail and three others were charged over insults against Islam and the Prophet Muhammad on social media, police said on Saturday. The sentence is believed to be the harshest such penalty on record in the Muslim-majority country, where concerns over racial and religious tensions have grown… Read More Malaysian court sentences man to over ten years in jail for insulting Islam, Prophet Muhammad on social media

French court convicts Cardinal Philippe Barbarin for failing to act on sexual abuse allegations

A French court convicted the Roman Catholic archbishop of Lyon on Thursday of failing to act on historic allegations of sexual abuse of boy scouts in his diocese, handing Cardinal Philippe Barbarin a six-month suspended jail sentence. Barbarin is the highest-profile cleric to be caught up in the child sex abuse scandal inside the Catholic… Read More French court convicts Cardinal Philippe Barbarin for failing to act on sexual abuse allegations

Two dead, four injured following grenade attack on mosque in southern Philippines

Philippine authorities called for calm on Wednesday after a grenade attack on a mosque in a mainly Christian southern province killed two people, just three days after a devastating church bombing shook the restive Mindanao region. A grenade was thrown into a mosque during the night in Zamboanga, killing two people and wounding four others,… Read More Two dead, four injured following grenade attack on mosque in southern Philippines