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Afghanistan: NATO Air Strike Kills 11 Children
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KABUL, Afghanistan — A fierce battle between U.S.-backed Afghan forces and Taliban militants in a remote corner of eastern Afghanistan left nearly 20 people dead, including 11 Afghan children killed in an airstrike and an American civilian adviser, officials said Sunday.




Islamophobia Only a Short Chapter in the Muslim-West Story
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Istanbul — It concerns me that Islamophobia, an irrational fear of Islam and animosity toward Muslims, is becoming a dominant paradigm through which all Western-Muslim relations are now being explored.




Afghanistan Teenagers and Children Detained By U.S. Military
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The U.S. military has detained more than 200 Afghan teenagers (though some put the number much higher), characterizing them as “enemy combatants,” at a military prison next to the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Also, according to the U.S. military, these children/teen detainees have not been charged with any crime.




Anders Behring Breivik Trial: Norway Killer’s Prosecutors Ask For Psychiatric Care
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OSLO, Norway — Prosecutors on Thursday asked a court to send confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik to a mental institution instead of prison for his massacre of 77 people in a gun and shooting rampage.




Anders Breivik Trial: Suspect Defends Norway Massacre, Insists He Would Do It Again
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OSLO, Norway — Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik insisted Tuesday he would massacre 77 people all over again, calling his July rampage the most “spectacular” attack by a nationalist militant since World War II.




Anders Behring Breivik, Norway Mass Killer, Claims ‘Self Defense’ As Trial Begins
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OSLO, Norway — With a defiant closed-fist salute, a right-wing fanatic admitted Monday to a bomb-and-shooting massacre that killed 77 people in Norway but pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, saying he was acting in self-defense.




Samuel Aranda Wins World Press Photo Of The Year Award For Arab Spring Shot
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AMSTERDAM — Spanish photographer Samuel Aranda won the 2011 World Press Photo of the Year award Friday for an image of a veiled woman holding a wounded relative in her arms after a demonstration in Yemen.




Srebrenica Anniversary: One Mother’s Catharsis As Son’s Bones Are Identified
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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Three bones make Kada Hotic feel like a winner. It may not sound like much after nearly two decades of anguish, but to her they mean everything.




Kosovo: University Students Across Religious Lines Unite to Restore Jewish Cemetery.
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PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) – American and Kosovo students have cleared out debris out of the neglected Jewish cemetery, a lone remaining sign of the dwindling community in this predominantly Muslim country. (Scroll down for photos)




Geert Wilders, ‘Anti-Islamic’ Dutch Politican, Acquitted Of Hate Speech
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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of inciting hatred of Muslims in a court ruling on Thursday that may strengthen his political influence and exacerbate tensions over immigration policy.