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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton Calls for Postal Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton Calls for Postal Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

“I’m working on the assumption that this issue is going to be dealt with in this parliament,” Peter Dutton said in proposing a postal vote.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Trying to ‘Deny Palestinian Heritage’: Shakdam, Director of Shafaqna Institute

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Trying to ‘Deny Palestinian Heritage’: Shakdam, Director of Shafaqna Institute

Catherine Shakdam, director of Shafaqna Middle Eastern Studies, Israeli regime is trying to “exacerbate hatred and divisions” within religious communities.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: MASSOB to Ndigbo: Return Home By August 2017 to Beat Arewa Youths October 1 Deadline

NIGERIA POLITICS: MASSOB to Ndigbo: Return Home By August 2017 to Beat Arewa Youths October 1 Deadline

“MASSOB urges the Eze Ndigbo in northern cities to carry out this compilation of our kinsmen data as a native and ancestry exercise and we appeal to them not to betray this act of nobility because of their individual interests or favors from Hausa-Fulani.”

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Amnesty: Saudi Arabia Silence Shia Dissent With Execution

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Amnesty: Saudi Arabia Silence Shia Dissent With Execution

Amnesty documented 34 other cases of Shia men currently sentenced to death mostly following unfair trials based on confessions obtained by torture.

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USA POLITICS: Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan Clash in Virginia

USA POLITICS: Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan Clash in Virginia

“I just want to say that they [the Klan] represent the past, we represent the future,” Lacy MacAuley,

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USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ Sparks Protest in New York City

USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ Sparks Protest in New York City

“The use of national security as rationale for implementing Muslim ban is comical, to say the least,” said Murad Awadeh of New York Immigration Coalition.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aborigines Deliver Turnbull Roadmap to Constitutional Recognition

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aborigines Deliver Turnbull Roadmap to Constitutional Recognition

Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders make up 2.8 percent of the 24.5 million population but have disproportionately high rates of suicide and incarceration, ranking near the bottom in almost every economic and social indicator.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Official: Same-Sex Marriage Legalised

GERMANY POLITICS: Official: Same-Sex Marriage Legalised

“I hope that the vote today not only promotes respect between the different opinions but also brings more social cohesion and peace,” Merkel said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Forces its Curriculum in Palestinian Schools

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Forces its Curriculum in Palestinian Schools

Faris, 18, chose to study the Israeli curriculum instead of the Palestinian equivalent in the hope that it will open more doors at colleges in Israel and help him get work there.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Protest Against Shia Killings Takes Center Stage

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Protest Against Shia Killings Takes Center Stage

Data from the South Asia Terrorism Portal shows more than 2,600 Shia Muslims have been killed in militant attacks since 2002 across Pakistan. Shias make up about one third of Pakistan’s population of nearly 200 million.

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UK POLITICS: 20 Years After Working as NHS Doctor Andra Moving Back to France Because of Brexit Abuse

UK POLITICS: 20 Years After Working as NHS Doctor Andra Moving Back to France Because of Brexit Abuse

“Now we are planning to move back to France because my husband and I are emotional wrecks one year of worrying. We can’t listen to news,” Andra said.

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USA POLITICS: Mistrial! Ray Tensing Who Fatally Shot and Killed Unarmed Sam DuBose Cleared of Murder

USA POLITICS: Mistrial! Ray Tensing Who Fatally Shot and Killed Unarmed Sam DuBose Cleared of Murder

Ray Tensing, 27 and white police officer, killed 43-year-old African-American Sam DuBose in July 2015 after pulling him over a missing front license plate.

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UK POLITICS: 500% Surge in Hate Crimes After Manchester Bombing

UK POLITICS: 500% Surge in Hate Crimes After Manchester Bombing

“Hate crime is often under-reported, but we want people to have the confidence in coming forward as no one should be the subject of hate and intolerance.”

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AUSTRIA POLITICS: ‘There Should Be No Islamic Kindergartens’: Sebastian Kurz Austrian FM

AUSTRIA POLITICS: ‘There Should Be No Islamic Kindergartens’: Sebastian Kurz Austrian FM

Shutting down Islamic kindergartens where children have no command of German would ensure integration of migrants, Sebastian Kurz Austrian FM said.

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NAMIBIA POLITICS: Germany, Namibia Continue Dialogue on the Gruesome ‘Forgotten Genocide’ in Namibia

NAMIBIA POLITICS: Germany, Namibia Continue Dialogue on the Gruesome ‘Forgotten Genocide’ in Namibia

Germany and Namibia are continuing their dialogue about the genocide German troops committed in the former colony in the early 1900s.

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US & UK POLITICS: Research Shows the Strong Racial Divide That Still Exists

US & UK POLITICS: Research Shows the Strong Racial Divide That Still Exists

Our world is getting more global and more diverse. Planes can take us all over the world in a matter of hours. The internet can connect people from different countries and cultures.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Bill Shorten Slams Pauline Hanson Anti-Islam Post in Wake of London Terror Attack

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Bill Shorten Slams Pauline Hanson Anti-Islam Post in Wake of London Terror Attack

Senator Pauline Hanson took to social media in the immediate aftermath of the attack to say “stop Islamic immigration before it is too late”.

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UK POPLITICS: ‘Difficult’ Talks Needed With Saudi About Islamist Extremism Funding: Corbyn

UK POPLITICS: ‘Difficult’ Talks Needed With Saudi About Islamist Extremism Funding: Corbyn

“We must resist Islamophobia and division and turn out on 8 June united in our determination to show our democracy is strong,” Corbyn said in the text of a speech due to be delivered in Carlisle, north England.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Tony Abbott Says, ‘Stop Treating Muslims With Kid Gloves’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Tony Abbott Says, ‘Stop Treating Muslims With Kid Gloves’

“The only safe Jihadi is one who’s been lawfully killed, lawfully imprisoned or thoroughly converted from Islamism,” Mr Abbott said.

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IRELAND POLITICS: Ban on Asylum Seekers Working in Ireland Unconstitutional: Supreme Court

IRELAND POLITICS: Ban on Asylum Seekers Working in Ireland Unconstitutional: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court gave lawmakers six months to consider how to address a law it said damages the self-worth of those seeking refugee status.

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