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Yasser Arafat Murder Inquiry: French Magistrates seek Ramallah visit

September 5, 2012
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French judges investigating the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat are seeking to travel to Ramallah to look into allegations that he was poisoned. Arafat, who led the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) for 35 years and became the first president of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 1996, fell violently ill in October 2004 at...
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Disabled Pakistani girl framed in Koran-burning case? Imam arrested for falsifying evidence

September 3, 2012
Disabled Pakistani girl framed in Koran-burning case? Imam arrested for falsifying evidence

(by RT.com) Pakistani police arrested an Imam on Sunday over accusations he had planted evidence on a Christian girl accused of burning a Koran, allegedly to frame her. Witnesses say the cleric tore pages from the Koran and planted them in the girl’s bag. Imam Khalid Chishti had previously presented police with evidence that...
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Not Bin Laden, this time US soldiers plan to kill president Obama

August 30, 2012
Not Bin Laden, this time US soldiers plan to kill president Obama

(By BBC) Anarchist US soldiers ‘plotted government overthrow’ – BBC A group of American soldiers formed an anarchist militia and plotted to overthrow the United States government, a court in Georgia has heard. The allegations emerged in a murder case against four soldiers accused of belonging to the group. Prosecutors say the men formed...
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London Metropolitan University’s Sponsorship Licence Revoked – students fear deportation

August 30, 2012
London Metropolitan University’s Sponsorship Licence Revoked – students fear deportation

(By BBC) More than 2,000 students potentially face deportation after a university had its licence to teach and recruit students from outside the EU revoked. The UK Border Agency (UKBA) says student attendance at London Metropolitan University is not being monitored and that many have no right to be here. As a result, the...
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Eid Message from Hillary Clinton on behalf of US State Department

August 20, 2012
Eid Message from Hillary Clinton on behalf of US State Department

Press Statement Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Washington, DC, August 19, 2012 As we mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims around the world, I am delighted to wish all Muslims a peaceful and joyous Eid al-Fitr. To honor this special time, Muslims in the United States...
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UK Judges Ruling and Bangladesh Marriage Law

August 17, 2012
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A judge in UK has said the arranged marriage of a UK woman of Bangladeshi origin, who is disabled and has severe learning difficulties, should be annulled. Mrs Justice Parker ruled that the woman clearly lacked the mental capacity to consent to marriage that took place in Bangladesh and that therefore it should be...
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Julian Assange: UK ‘threat’ to arrest Wikileaks founder (BBC)

August 16, 2012
Julian Assange: UK ‘threat’ to arrest Wikileaks founder (BBC)

Ecuador has accused the UK of making a “threat” to enter its embassy in London to arrest Wikileaks’ Julian Assange. Mr Assange took refuge at the embassy in June to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning over assault and rape claims, which he denies. Ecuador says a decision on his claim for...
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City planned for Saudi Women – “No Man’s Land”

August 13, 2012
City planned for Saudi Women  – “No Man’s Land”

Saudi Arabia announced on Monday plans to build a new city exclusively for women entrepreneurs. The Gulf kingdom is working on the narrow junction between strict Sharia law and the aspirations of active females who wish to pursue their own careers. The new plan is to combine women’s desire to work in the modern age and...
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You Can Steal A Little, but work hard Says Minister

August 10, 2012
You Can Steal A Little, but work hard Says Minister

BBC Version: A minister in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has told officials that they could “steal a little”, but should not be “robbing” public funds. Public works minister Shivpal Yadav made the remarks while speaking to officials at Etah district. Mr Yadav later said he was against corruption and that news channels had shown...
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Afghan police chief kills US soldiers invited to dinner

August 10, 2012
Afghan police chief kills US soldiers invited to dinner

Three American special forces soldiers were shot dead by a man in Afghan uniform in what appeared to be the latest incident of local forces turning their weapons on their foreign allies. The Americans were killed after being invited to dinner to discuss security in Sangin district of Helmand on Thursday evening. The shooting...
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