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Protests Spread Over Anti-Islam Film

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of protesters demonstrating against an anti-Islam film torched a press club and a government building in northwest Pakistan Monday, sparking clashes with police that left at least one person dead. Demonstrations also turned violent outside a U.S. military base in Afghanistan and the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia. The attacks followed demonstrations and violence in […]

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1 Dead in Pakistan in Anti-Islam Film Protest

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwest Pakistan say a protester has died in a clash with police during a demonstration against an anti-Islam film. Authorities say the protester died Monday in the Upper Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Muslims say The Innocence of Muslims insults the Prophet Muhammad. It has prompted a wave of protests across various […]

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Muslims Protest Anti-Islam Film

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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A low-budget film that Muslims say insults the Prophet Muhammad has prompted a wave of protests across various countries. Western embassies across the Muslim world are on high alert for violence stemming from the film The Innocence of Muslims produced by an obscure group in the United States. Indonesian protesters threw Molotov cocktails as they […]

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Anti-US Protest Erupts in Afghanistan

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Nearly 1,000 demonstrators have staged a protest in Afghanistan’s capital against a film produced in the U.S. that insults the Prophet Muhammad. The protesters shouted “death to America” as they burned cars and tires Monday in Kabul, near a U.S. military base. The low-budget film entitled The Innocence of Muslims has prompted a wave of […]

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Cycles of Violence

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Violence in Libya and the more peaceful protests in Egypt, sparked by the online trailer of a film that mocks Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, is only the latest high-profile incident caused by anti-Muslim actions and anti-Western reaction. A teenage girl in Pakistan, a Christian, was released from jail last Friday after being accused of breaking Pakistan’s […]

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US Allows Longer Use of Personal Information in Anti-Terrorism

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration has crafted new guidelines that will extend the amount of time the U.S. intelligence community can retain personal information about Americans, even if they have no connection with terrorism. The new rules, approved Thursday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, allow the National Counterterrorism Center to keep the information gathered by the […]

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Croats Protest Against Joining EU

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 1,000 protesters gathered in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, Saturday to demonstrate against joining the European Union. Nationalist leaning protesters and war veterans gathered at Zagreb’s main square, carrying banners with messages such as “I love Croatia – No to EU.” One protester, a war veteran, said Croats have spilled too much blood fighting for […]

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EU Anti-Trafficking Day Fights Modern-Day Slavery

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is calling on governments to fight human trafficking, the modern-day version of slavery, as European Union members observe Anti-Trafficking Day on Tuesday. OSCE spokeswoman Maria Grazia Giammarinaro called human trafficking “intolerable in the modern world.” She added, “Human trafficking has no place in a civilized society.” The […]

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US Signs Multilateral Counterfeit Treaty

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and several other countries have signed an agreement aimed at combating piracy and intellectual property theft. Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba hosted the signing of the deal Saturday in Tokyo. Deputy U.S. Trade Secretary Miriam Sapiro represented the United States. The United States, Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New […]

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Doctors: Anti-Smoking Pill Cheap and Easy Way to Quit Cigarettes

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Doctors say a pill first developed in Bulgaria during the days of the Iron Curtain may be a cheap and easy way of getting millions of smokers to give up the habit. The first major study of the drug called cytisine appears in Thursday’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Cytisine is derived […]

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