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Islamophobia: Tony Abbott urged to speak out against attacks on Muslims 23.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Community leaders are deeply worried that Australias mission against Islamic State and recent anti-terrorism raids are fuelling attacks against Muslims here

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Peta's call to Muslims to observe vegetarian Eid misfires 22.9.2014 TOI: Cities
One policeman was injured and a Peta volunteer roughed up by protestors, which included women, and later whisked away by Bhopal ...
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Jacqui Lambie says criticism over burqa post is a 'gross overreaction' 21.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

PUP senator says she has been viciously attacked by photographer Lana Slezic, whose image of Taliban victim Malalai Kakar Lambie used as anti-burqa propaganda

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Far right hijacks image of Afghan heroine for anti-burqa campaign 21.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Policewoman Malalai Kakar was killed by the Taliban, but now her picture is being used on social media to represent a 'terrorist' Continue reading...
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Jacqui Lambie desecrated memory of Afghanistan hero, photographer says 20.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Canadian photographer furious Palmer United party senator used her photo of Afghanistans first female police officer in anti-burqa social media post

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Woman lynched by mother, sisters in Hyderabad 20.9.2014 TOI: Hyderabad Times
A 28-year-old woman was stabbed to death allegedly by her mother and two sisters in connection with a property dispute on Friday morning at LN Nagar, Banjara Hills.The accused were taken into ...
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Jacqui Lambie calls for ban on the burqa for public safety reasons 19.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Bill Shorten rejected this, agreeing with Malcolm Turnbull that this was exactly what Islamic State extremists would want

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Shamsia Hassani: I want to colour over the bad memories of war 17.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Afghanistans cultural image is changing, thanks in part to the strong, graceful and dynamic female silhoettes emerging from this bold graffiti artists spray can

Just over a decade ago, the abiding image of art in Afghanistan was the Buddhas of Bamiyan being destroyed by Taliban dynamite, but Shamsia Hassani is proof of how much has changed since. Hassani is the countrys foremost graffiti artist, and her work is respraying Afghanistans cultural image.

I want to colour over the bad memories of war on the walls, Hassani says, and if I colour over these bad memories, then I erase [war] from peoples minds. I want to make Afghanistan famous because of its art, not its war.

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A giant in New York. Lonesome George returns from the dead 17.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Lonesome George, the worlds most famous tortoise, goes on display at the American Museum of Natural History. He might be dead, but he will not be forgotten When I first met Lonesome George, I will admit he didnt leave much of an impression. But there was a story about him that did. Lonesome George is famous for being the last giant tortoise from the Galapagos island of Pinta. My genial guide had told a story about a beautiful woman who had come to the Galapagos to collect sperm from George (so that it might be used in an artificial insemination attempt). On my return to Britain, I wanted to find out if there was any truth in what hed said. I set about tracking down Lonesome Georges girlfriend. One day, of course, George will give up the tortoise ghost. Even then, he will be of immense value to the Galápagos. His remains should not be taken back to his native island. Nor should they be flown to Quito to act as a centrepiece in the Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales. Lonesome George must remain in the ...
FIBA: Players can wear religious head coverings 17.9.2014 Sify News
's governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions.
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Watch: What is it like to be a woman sarpanch in Haryana? Neelam, the inspirational sarpanch of ... 16.9.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
Neelam, a feisty woman sarpanch, waged a war against 'ghoonghat' in her village Chhappar in Haryana.
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Year on, Muslims return to Muzaffarnagar 14.9.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
One year after the savage riots of Muzaffarnagar drove almost all the Muslims out of Khera Mastan in Budhana, the village has slowly begun to fill up ...
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Phil Collins saved me from suicide: the music that changed my life 11.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The second in our new series in which writers reflect on the music that changed their life: the story of how No Jacket Required proved life was worth living I remember the exact moment I fell in love with my best friend. It was the early summer of 1986, and I was watching her play tennis in the school playground. She went for a shot, but the ball hit the racquet frame and looped up in the air; she caught it, and burst out laughing. I wanted to laugh too, but my body had other ideas. Skippy heart. Jelly legs. Butterflown stomach. Uh-oh. Id known Louise for two years, since wed shared the back of Mr Normans van to an inter-school public speaking competition in Devizes , and wed gradually progressed from exchanging the odd word in the corridor to spending every breaktime and lunchtime together and sitting next to each other in Maths. And not once in that time had I thought about her That Way. But suddenly the veil fell from my eyes. Louise was caring and confident, leggy and lippy (and, as her tennis kit ...
From the archives: Iran in the 1960s - in pictures 10.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

The march toward modernity coincided with Ayatollah Khomeinis exile to Najaf in 1964, and the assassination of the secular prime minister Hassan Ali Mansour just a few months later. Meanwhile foreign firms, especially American ones, poured into the country. And for a period until the beginning of the revolution in 1978, the old and new coexisted in seeming harmony

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No discrimination in France against any community: Ambassador 9.9.2014 CNN-IBN: World
The use of 'turban' by Sikh students in schools was earlier not permitted by France, which had then drawn condemnation back home in India.
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Iran's Internet censorship not working: Hassan Rouhani 7.9.2014 DNA: India
President Hassan Rouhani re-entered Iran's feverish debate on Internet censorship and gender segregation today, saying neither policy was in the country's interest. Rouhani was elected last year having pledged to be more moderate on social issues after his conservative predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's eight-year tenure, but he has encountered resistance. Iran has a policy of filtering online content, which leaves popular websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube inaccessible without the use of illegal software. Iranian authorities are also often accused of deliberately slowing down the Internet to make many websites harder to access. The decision of Rouhani's government to approve faster 3G mobile Internet licences for two Iranian companies last month was seen as a first step toward making Internet access easier. But he went further today and said filtering was counter-productive. "Some people think we can fix these problems by building walls, but when you create filters, they create proxies," ...
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Couples against all odds 7.9.2014 Hindustan Times: India
Contrary to what the proponents of the Love Jihad theory say HinduMuslim marriages do not always involve conversions Here couples some of whom have battled violent families and social ostracism share stories of the triumph of ...
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The British women married to jihad 6.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Young men are not the only British recruits to Isis. News this week that Scottish student Aqsa Mahmood had joined the militants sparked outrage. But what made her, and others, decide to go? Continue reading...
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Women khap leaders now take to political arena for assembly polls 6.9.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Till Lok Sabha elections, she was heading a moosal (pestle) brigade threatening to beat up anyone who dared to woo voters with booze.But now, Santosh Dahiya is fighting the same battle in a different ...
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Its full house at Modis paathshalawell almost 5.9.2014 Hindustan Times: India
From burqaclad girls in madrasas to children in blue government school uniforms millions of Indian students tuned in to Prime Minister Narendra Modis Teachers Day address beamed across the country on ...
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