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Pussy Riot protesters arrested in France under anti-niqab law

Several people protesting peacefully in Marseille against the trial of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were detained by police for wearing balaclavas, under France’s controversial law that bans Muslim niqabs and all face-coverings from public places. About 30 demonstrators gathered outside the Russian consulate in the southern French city…

Vatican newspaper makes bald Barbie appeal

The Vatican’s official daily newspaper has appealed to the makers of the Barbie doll to put a bald version of the doll on toy shop shelves for children who have lost their hair through chemotherapy or illness. Mattel has already launched a bald Barbie shorn of her cascading blonde locks,…

How nonprofits spend millions on elections and call it public welfare

Matt Brooks describes the mission of the Republican Jewish Coalition as educating the Jewish community about critical domestic and foreign policy issues. But the well-dressed crowd that gathered in May for a luncheon on the 24th floor of a New York law firm easily could have figured that the group…

Jerusalem police arrest suspects in anti-Arab attack

JERUSALEM — Jerusalem police on Sunday arrested three Jewish teens suspected of a brutal hate attack on young Palestinians, and magistrates remanded in custody another suspect detained a day ago. “Altogether four people have been arrested,’ police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP. “The latest three people to be arrested are…

Christian girl with Down’s Syndrome arrested for blasphemy in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — A Christian girl with Down’s Syndrome has been arrested on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, accused of burning pages inscribed with verses from the Koran, police and activists said on Sunday. Police arrested Rimsha, who is recognised by a single name, on Thursday after she was reported holding in…

New owl species discovered in Philippines

MANILA — Scientists and birdwatchers have discovered 10 new owl species in the Philippines, using advanced recording equipment that can distinguish between their hoots, a conservation official said Sunday. Eight of the new species were previously considered sub-species while two are totally new, said Lisa Paguntalan, field director of Philippines…

Syrian children face grim Eid holidays

BEIRUT — Syrian children had little to celebrate on Sunday as Muslims marked the first day of the Eid religious festival in the grip of unrelenting violence. “The children in the Old City district are sad because there are no sweets, no food, no gifts, no new clothes this Eid,”…

Obama’s DREAM Act-lite runs into more trouble as Nebraska, Arizona go rogue

Obama’s DREAM Act-lite runs into more trouble as Nebraska, Arizona go rogue (via The Christian Science Monitor) Two days after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declared her state won’t confer driver’s licenses and other state benefits to newly-documented immigrants under Obama’s “deferred action” immigration policy, Nebraska, too, put its foot down.…

Arrests, breasts, chainsaws: Punk world backs Pussy Riot

A topless Ukrainian feminist felled a cross with a chainsaw, balaclava-clad New Yorkers braved arrest to picket an Orthodox church and Bulgarian punks re-decorated a war memorial. Protesters took to the streets in cities around the world Friday to protest Russia’s jailing of female punk trio Pussy Riot, in colorful…

Romney nets $7 million in fundraising in two-day blitz

Mitt Romney criss-crossed his home state of Massachusetts in a major fundraising drive before the Republican convention, netting $7 million after a two-day blitz. A week after the roll-out of running mate Paul Ryan and with roughly 80 days to go before the November 6 election in which he aims…

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