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Malala arrives in Nigeria to campaign for missing girls

Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year old Pakistani education campaigner, arrived in Abuja the capital of Nigeria to campaign and meet the families of the missing girls. The girls were abducted by rebel group Boko Haram in the northeastern Borno state of Nigeria in April earlier this year.   Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai arrives for a meeting with the leaders of …

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In the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Religion Supports Human Rights

The news of the murder of three Israeli boys — Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha’ar and Naftali Fraenkel, and the subsequent burning alive of a young Palestinian boy, Mohamed Abu Khdeir, was shocking. Equally terrifying are the supremacist and racist opinions of those who seek to reduce the dreadfulness of these events through twisted rationales. As events escalated, Israel unleashed aerial strikes in …

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Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel

Physicist pulls out of conference hosted by president Shimon Peres in protest at treatment of Palestinians A statement published with Stephen Hawking’s approval said his withdrawal was based on advice from academic contacts in Palestine. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at …

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Stories from an occupation: the Israelis who broke silence

A group called Breaking the Silence has spent 10 years collecting accounts from Israeli soldiers who served in the Palestinian territories. To mark the milestone, 10 hours’ worth of testimony was read to an audience in Tel Aviv. Here we print some extracts Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian after clashes at a protest against a Jewish settlement in the West …

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Sikhs reach out to Muslims with iftars across Dubai

Dubai-based Welfare of Mankind, which also does charity for Muslims in India, says it is a goodwill gesture Image Credit: Pankaj Sharma/Xpress Bonding: S. P. Singh Oberoi, third from left, and other members Welfare of Mankind during an iftar at a mosque in Bur Dubai Dubai A Dubai-based Sikh welfare group is going all out to foster a sense of …

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Israeli Lawmaker Calls for Genocide of Palestinians…Gets 5,000 Facebook Likes

Just a day before Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khudair was kidnapped and burned alive (allegedly by six Israeli Jewish youths), Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked took to Facebook to call for genocide of the Palestinians people. It was a bloodthirsty statement of intent, declaring “the entire Palestinian people is the enemy” and calling for their total destruction, “including its elderly and its women, its cities and its …

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Brave Muslim Jogger Dubbed A Hero After Saving Woman From Being Raped

ABDULL Oun was running in Kelvingrove Park when he heard the victim’s screams and sprinted to the scene before knocking out the beast with a flying kick. Hero: Abdull Oun   A MAN has been hailed a hero after he came to the rescue of a woman who was about to be raped. Abdull Oun, 27, heard the victim’s cries …

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Foreign pilgrims commend sermon translation service

Non-Arabic speaking visitors to the Prophet’s mosque listen to the translation of Friday sermon through headsets provided by the Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques. Saudi Gazette report MADINAH – Non-Arabic speaking Umrah pilgrims and visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah commended the service of live translation of Friday sermons introduced at the two holy mosques. They …

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The Elephant Cried When He Was Rescued After 50 Years In Chains

This is Raju. Raju lived on tourist handouts in India, sometimes eating garbage just to keep his belly full. After 50 years of chains, abuse, and slavery, Raju was freed in a daring nighttime raid. The English charity Wildlife SOS moved in at midnight to free Raju. Raju cried when he was rescued. This is just one of the chains …

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Ramadan fasting dilemma when sun never sets

By Mark BosworthBBC World Service, Rovaniemi, Finland Practising Muslims across the world are observing Ramadan. For one month, they are fasting between first light and sunset. But what do Muslims do in a town where the sun never really goes down? The town of Rovaniemi in Finland lies in a land of extremes. At 66 degrees north it straddles the …

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