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Rabbi held on sexual assault charges

LONDON (AFP) – A rabbi from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in London has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and perverting the course of justice, police and media reports said Thursday. Police said a 54-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, and he was named …

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German edu minister quits over plagiarism charges

BERLIN: Germany s education minister has resigned after a university decided to withdraw her doctorate, finding that she plagiarized parts of her thesis an embarrassment for Chancellor Angela Merkel s government months before national elections. Merkel said Saturday that she had accepted minister Annette Schavan …

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UN court overturns genocide conviction of 2 ex-ministers

ARUSHA: A UN appeal court Monday overturned genocide convictions of two Rwandan ex-ministers who were jailed for 30 years in 2011, and ordered their immediate release. Appeal judge Theodor Meron overturned convictions for complicity to commit genocide and incitement to commit genocide against Justin Mugenzi, …

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France and Germany mark Elysee pact’s 50th anniversary

France and Germany are marking the 50th anniversary of a treaty that helped to reconcile the two former foes. The German and French leaders have been holding talks in Berlin and there will also be a joint session of the two countries’ parliaments. The Elysee …

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French set ablaze 1,000 cars every New Year

PARIS: In France s rundown suburbs, it has become as much of a New Year tradition as champagne and fireworks in more affluent neighbourhoods. Every year, the night of December 31-January 1 sees more than 1,000 cars set ablaze across the country in an orgy …

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Prayers underground

At Friday prayers and across Athens, Muslims gather in underground, cramped prayer rooms. The makeshift facilities are illegal but this huge community faces no other option. Athens, a metropolis on the edge of the Muslim world, is the only EU capital without a mosque. Since …

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Praying underground

At Friday prayers and across Athens, Muslims gather in underground, cramped prayer rooms. The makeshift facilities are illegal but this huge community faces no other option. Athens, a metropolis on the edge of the Muslim world, is the only EU capital without a mosque. Since …

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German national’s abduction video released

MULTAN: According to video released by Al-Qaeda 59-year-old German national Band Mohlarback is seen while saying that Jihadist had abducted him due to wrong policies of German government, adding that he is yet in their custody. According to video, the German citizen also has appealed …

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Russian law makers approve contentious bill

MOSCOW – Russia s lower house of parliament gave its final approval Friday to a contentious bill that retaliates against a new US human rights measure by barring Americans from adopting the country s children. The State Duma passed the bill without debate in a …

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German lawmakers seek ban neo-Nazi party

BERLIN – German lawmakers launched a new bid on Friday to press the country s top court to ban the neo-Nazi NPD party, nearly 10 years after an earlier attempt failed. Lawmakers in the Bundesrat upper house of parliament, which represents the country s 16 …

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