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The poster girls for jihad
Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, disappeared from their homes in Vienna and began posting pictures of themselves wearing niqabs surrounded by armed men.
Muslim school set to open in Kitchener
A new private elementary school will be opening in Kitchener this September. The school, to be called the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) Maple Grove School, formally known as the St. Louis Learning Centre.
Iraqi women protest against proposed Islamic law in Iraq
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - About two dozen Iraqi women demonstrated on Saturday in Baghdad against a draft law approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers.
Sex crime charges laid against man 'married' to 13yo girl
A Sydney man will face court today accused of living with a 13-year-old girl in a sexual relationship. Police say the 26-year-old man and the girl were illegally married in a religious ceremony earlier this year and were living together in Sydney's west a
Religious Canadians bend morals for the almighty buck
Do unto others — so long as you recognize them from church. Incongruous as it sounds, a new Canadian study discovers that the more importance people place on religion, the more likely they are to lie for financial gain. The lead researcher hypothesizes th
Scientology's fraud conviction upheld in France
France's top appeals court has upheld a fraud conviction and fines totalling hundreds of thousands of euros against the Church of Scientology, for taking advantage of vulnerable followers.
Buddhist Mob Attacks Muslims in Western Burma; 2 Killed
The residents told VOA's Burmese service the outbreak of sectarian violence came Tuesday, in and around the town of Thandwe in Rakhine state. They accused Burmese police and military personnel of standing by as hundreds of Buddhist rioters burned down mor
Pope Francis draws 3M in Rio in one of largest papal masses
An estimated 3 million people poured onto Rio's Copacabana beach on Sunday for the final Mass of Pope Francis' historic trip to his home continent, cheering the first Latin American pope in one of the biggest turnouts for a papal Mass in recent history.
Divided church in China awaits next pope
The next pope has a long list of challenges awaiting him, and where the divided church in China ranks on that list is something Roman Catholics in this part of the world will be watching for when Pope Benedict XVI's successor takes over.
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