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Threats of violent Islamist and far-right extremism: What does the research say?

Threats of violent Islamist and far-right extremism: What does the research say? A woman holds a flag as she looks out over the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson  On a Tuesday morning in September 2001, the American experience with terrorism was fundamentally altered. Two thousand, nine hundred and ninety-six people were murdered in […]

Muslim Activists Raise Funds to Fix Vandalized Jewish Graves This is solidarity. After more than 150 headstones were damaged at a Jewish cemetery in University City, Missouri, Muslim activists Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi have crowdfunded more than $57,000 for repairs. Unused funds will go to other Jewish graveyards that have been vandalized. No arrests have been made in […]

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A court in Gaibandha on Wednesday placed former Jatiya Party lawmaker Abdul Quader Khan on 10 days’ remand under police custody in the case of Gaibandha-1 MP Manjurul Islam Liton murder. Additional chief judicial magistrate Moinul Hasan Yusuf passed the order while the former lawmaker, also a retired colonel, was produced before the court this […]

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A Manikganj court on Wednesday handed down life-term imprisonment to the bus driver in a case over road accident that killed filmmaker Tareque Masud, journalist Ashfaque Munier Mishuk and three others in 2011. Additional district and session judge Al Mahmud Faijul Kabir announced the verdict in presence of the convict, Md Jamir Hossain, 50, son […]

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Malaysian police named on Wednesday a senior official in the North Korean embassy and another linked to its state airline, wanted for questioning over the murder last week of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader’s estranged half-brother. Kim Jong Nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13 while he was preparing […]

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National selectors Tuesday named prodigious left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman in Bangladesh’s 16-man squad for the two Test series against Sri Lanka, scheduled next month. Mustafiz did not play a Test since his debut series against South Africa in 2015 as he was recovering from different injuries and required a surgery on his shoulder last year. […]

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Sending money on Facebook is finally international. A new bot released on Facebook Messenger on Sunday lets users send money to and from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia or Europe. Powered by TransferWise, the bot completes money transfers and guides users through the process. TransferWise customers on the company’s own app already send […]

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Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) said on Tuesday it planned to have elected committees and proper pay structures for workers in its main supply factories across the world by 2018 in a bid to curb labour exploitation. Elin Astrom, head of H&M’s Sustainability Program in India, said the clothing firm was aware of […]

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The border forces of Bangladesh and India on Tuesday retreated from their earlier decision for joint investigation into border killings and decided for joint spot verification of such incidents. ‘Both sides agreed to conduct joint spot verification and appraisal on major incidents or killing in the bordering areas of Bangladesh and India which will go […]

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Amnesty International said on Wednesday US president Donald Trump’s ‘poisonous’ rhetoric on his way to winning the White House led a global trend towards increasingly divisive politics in 2016 that had made the world a ‘darker’ place. In its annual report covering 159 countries, the human rights group said principles of human dignity and equality […]

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On this day, Feb 22, in 1969, Vice Admiral AR Khan, Pakistan’s defence minister, announced the unconditional withdrawal of the Agartala Conspiracy Case in Dhaka. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the leading accused in the case and chief of the All-Pakistan Awami League, walked free from his prison cell in the Dhaka cantonment. He was escorted to […]

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EXCLUSIVE: NYPD investigates Facebook threats to Brooklyn Muslim advocate,  Linda Sarsour Cops are investigating threats against Linda Sarsour, seen at a Times Square pro-Muslim rally on Sunday. (Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) BY Rocco Parascandola Thomas Tracy NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 2:10 PM The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is […]

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