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Alex Emmons Zaid Jilani Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz elevated fringe anti-Muslim conspiracy theories to the level of a U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday, inviting a panelist who said that leading Muslim American civil rights organizations are infiltrated by terrorists and that the Obama administration is covering it up. The hearing, titled “Willful Blindness: Consequences […]

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In Aung San Suu Kyi’s “democratic” Burma, the people are a silent partner. By Elliott Prasse-Freeman In the photo, a labor demonstrator is arrested by police in Tetkone township on May 18, during a protest march to central Naypyidaw. RANGOON – In the November 2015 election, Burma’s long-standing opposition, the National League for Democracy (NLD), swept […]

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Ambulance cars arrive at Turkey’s largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey, following a blast June 28, 2016. At least 10 people have been killed and 40 others injured in the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said. The two suicide bombers were also killed. Bozdag said one attacker “first opened fire with […]

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A Briton who tried to grab a police officer’s gun at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas said he wanted to shoot the US candidate, court papers say. Michael Steven Sandford, 20, did not enter a plea when he appeared before a judge in Nevada and was remanded in custody until a hearing on […]

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By AZIZ ANSARI “DON’T go anywhere near a mosque,” I told my mother. “Do all your prayer at home. O.K.?” “We’re not going,” she replied. I am the son of Muslim immigrants. As I sent that text, in the aftermath of the horrible attack in Orlando, Fla., I realized how awful it was to tell […]

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Labour Party MP Tulip Siddiq has said that the referendum that was issued in favor of Britain’s exit from the European Union has become a serious challenge to the economic and political future of UK. The Bangladeshi origin British lawmaker made her remark in a statement that posted on her website on Friday (June 24). […]

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Nicola Sturgeon has said prospect of Scotland being removed from the European Union is “democratically unacceptable” and announced a possible new independence referendum. “The prospect of a second referendum must be on the table, and it is on the table,” the First Minister said. “We will begin to prepare the legislation required for a new […]

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There are at least a thousand Bangladeshis currently serving in the New York Police Department (NYPD). Most of them serve as traffic enforcement agents. Among the 2,600 members of the traffic enforcement division, more than one-third are of Bangladeshi origin. Some Bangladeshis have also been promoted to supervisors and detectives. A report appearing in the […]

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Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of prime minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two. Global financial markets plunged as results from Thursday’s referendum showed a near 52-48 per cent split for leaving. The pound fell more than […]

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Britain votes to decide whether to stay in EU after tight, divisive campaign Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha leave after voting in the EU referendum, at a polling station in central London yesterday. Millions of Britons yesterday voted in a bitterly-fought, knife-edge referendum that could pull the island nation out of […]

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A masked man who reportedly fired shots in a cinema complex in western Germany has been shot dead by police, the state’s interior minister has said. Peter Beuth told the state of Hessen’s parliament that police stormed the Kinopolis complex in Viernheim, near Frankfurt, after shots were reported. “The police thought that the gunman was […]

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   A woman reads a newspaper on the underground in London with a ‘vote remain’ advert for the BREXIT referendum, Britain June 22, 2016. British Prime Minister David Cameron and his eurosceptic opponents made final pitches for wavering voters on Wednesday on the eve of a defining referendum on European Union membership with the outcome […]

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