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GERMANY POLITICS: AfD Votes to Expel Lawmaker Who Criticized Holocaust Memorial

GERMANY POLITICS: AfD Votes to Expel Lawmaker Who Criticized Holocaust Memorial

Two-thirds of regional AfD leaders voted during a conference call to start a legal process within the party to oust Hoecke, who said in a statement he regrets the party’s decision.

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LIBERIA POLITICS: Weah Assures Islamic Community of Religious Tolerance

LIBERIA POLITICS: Weah Assures Islamic Community of Religious Tolerance

“I encourage you to use your roles to unite and not divide, promote peace and not discord; inspire hope and not despair, create dreams,” Senator Weah said.

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Muslim Ban: The Realities And The Absurdities

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Muslim Ban: The Realities And The Absurdities

In reality, Trump and his followers have a ‘grudge’ against a system that is mortgaging their dream; however, doing a wrong diagnosis presupposes a wrong prescription.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Accuser Summer Zervos Follows Bill Cosby Playbook in Defamation Case

USA POLITICS: Trump Accuser Summer Zervos Follows Bill Cosby Playbook in Defamation Case

By professing his innocence, Trump who is now president of the United States had effectively called her a liar, Summer Zervos alleges in a defamation case.

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CANADA POLITICS: Police Patrol Mosques, Schools in Muslim Communities

CANADA POLITICS: Police Patrol Mosques, Schools in Muslim Communities

“We have been in touch with the police, asking for more protection for all the mosques of Quebec (City),” said Majdi Dridi from the Quebec chapter of the Muslim Association of Canada.

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INDONESIA POLITICS: FM Retno Marsudi Says Muslim-Majority Indonesia Deeply Regrets Trump’s Immigrant Vetting Plans

INDONESIA POLITICS: FM Retno Marsudi Says Muslim-Majority Indonesia Deeply Regrets Trump’s Immigrant Vetting Plans

President Donald Trump told reporters in White House’s Oval Office on Saturday his order was “not a Muslim ban” and said the measures were long overdue.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Welcomes Refugees Fleeing War, Persecution

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Welcomes Refugees Fleeing War, Persecution

“To those fleeing persecution, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada,” Trudeau said on Twitter.

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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Law Proposing Child Marriage in ‘Special Cases’ Step Backwards

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Law Proposing Child Marriage in ‘Special Cases’ Step Backwards

The poor South Asian nation has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, despite a three-decade-old law which bans marriage for girls under 18 and men under 21.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shan Ju Lin Disendorsed For Saying, ‘Gays Should Be Treated As Patients’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shan Ju Lin Disendorsed For Saying, ‘Gays Should Be Treated As Patients’

Taiwanese-born Ms Lin was dropped as the Bundamba candidate on Saturday night a day after she posted on Facebook that “gays should be treated as patients”.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Sakine Cansiz Death Sparks Massive Protests

FRANCE POLITICS: Sakine Cansiz Death Sparks Massive Protests

Sakine Cansiz, a founder of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in early 1980s, and two Kurdish women were found dead in the Kurdish Information Centre in Paris.

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NAMIBIA POLITICS: Namibians Sue Germany in US Over Genocide

NAMIBIA POLITICS: Namibians Sue Germany in US Over Genocide

Descendants of Herero, Nama from what is now Namibia are suing Germany in United States over genocide carried out by German colonial troops in early 1900s.

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Supporters Inauguration ‘Deploraball’ Party Shows Schism in Alt-Right Movement

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Supporters Inauguration ‘Deploraball’ Party Shows Schism in Alt-Right Movement

Organizers say the Deploraball is a cocktail party for Donald Trump supporters from all ethnic backgrounds and no discriminatory actions will be allowed.

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UK POLITICS: 2 White Men Drag Muslim Woman Along Pavement, A ‘Sickening’ Attack

UK POLITICS: 2 White Men Drag Muslim Woman Along Pavement, A ‘Sickening’ Attack

A young Muslim woman was knocked down and dragged along the pavement by her hijab in a “sickening” attack in a busy shopping precinct.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Japanese-Australian Community Accuses Sydney Church Of Discrimination For Erecting Memorial To Women Forced To Work As Sex Slaves By Japan’s World War II Army

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Japanese-Australian Community Accuses Sydney Church Of Discrimination For Erecting Memorial To Women Forced To Work As Sex Slaves By Japan’s World War II Army

“We consider this is a huge intimidation to the Japanese nationals,” Japanese-Australian community leader Tetsuhide Yamaoka said in a statement from Tokyo.

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USA POLITICS: NYPD Muslim Officers Society Request To Meet With Trump, Hate Crimes Tops Agenda

USA POLITICS: NYPD Muslim Officers Society Request To Meet With Trump, Hate Crimes Tops Agenda

In his letter to Trump, Adams cited the NYPD’s claim that there has been a 115 percent spike in hate crimes in New York City since Election Day.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel Calls For Burqa Ban In Germany

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel Calls For Burqa Ban In Germany

Angela Merkel called for a burqa ban in Germany and said the refugee crisis “must never be repeated” while making her pitch for a fourth term as Chancellor.

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MALAYSIA POLITICS: Rohingya Muslims Faces Genocide, PM Razak Seeks Urgent Foreign Help

MALAYSIA POLITICS: Rohingya Muslims Faces Genocide, PM Razak Seeks Urgent Foreign Help

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on the United Nations, International Criminal Court and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to intervene.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Denounces ‘Alt-Right’ Meeting

USA POLITICS: Trump Denounces ‘Alt-Right’ Meeting

“I condemn them. I disavow, and I condemn,” Trump said in a New York Times interview in New York, according to a reporter’s Twitter post.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Same-Sex Marriage Defeated

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Same-Sex Marriage Defeated

“We again call marriage equality supporters across all political parties to work together to find a pathway,” said Alex Greenwich of Marriage Equality.

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AUSTRALIA: Asylum Seeker Arriving By Boat Will Be Banned For Life

AUSTRALIA: Asylum Seeker Arriving By Boat Will Be Banned For Life

The news comes on the heels of Amnesty International’s “Island of Despair” report, which condemned Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers as torture.

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