• By the numbers: Europe's growing Muslim population

    By the numbers: Europe's growing Muslim population

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    Muslims could make up over 11 percent of Europe's population in the coming decades, compared with just under 5 percent now, if legal migration levels are maintained, a report by a US-based think tank said Thursday. Immigration trends have generally shown a propensity to be at, or even beyond, the "high" projections established by migration observatories in the past, with cities like London becoming minority white British faster than thought.
  • Al Franken Accused of Groping Army Veteran During 2003 USO Tour

    Al Franken Accused of Groping Army Veteran During 2003 USO Tour

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    She told the system she met Franken when he was going to troops on a USO visit and needed to bring a photograph with him. Kemplin told CNN that when Franken put his arm around her, "he groped my right breast". He intends to fully comply with the Senate ethics investigation into his conduct. And two more women, who spoke to the Huffington Post on condition of anonymity, each claim that Franken inappropriately touched them, one saying he's a "serial groper".
  • Justin Bieber's bodyguard crashes into MD police cruiser, 2 injured

    Justin Bieber's bodyguard crashes into MD police cruiser, 2 injured

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    Arana was booked into jail about 7:35 a.m. on multiple charges including driving under the influence, dui causing damage and leaving the scene of an accident. A police officer who punched a woman who slapped him during a University of Miami football game has been cleared of wrongdoing, according to affiliate NBC 6 South Florida .
  • Palestinian shot dead by Israeli settler in West Bank

    Palestinian shot dead by Israeli settler in West Bank

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    A Palestinian Authority official disputed the Israeli military's account of the incident. Mahmoud Zaal Odeh died of his wounds after being shot by Israeli settlers, the sources noted. The Yesh Din human rights organization said the hikers came from the nearby illegal Esh Kodesh outpost and entered the farm land surrounding Qusra.
  • Israel bars Swiss diplomats from Gaza after they meet Hamas leaders

    Israel bars Swiss diplomats from Gaza after they meet Hamas leaders

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    Palestinian and Egyptian officials held emergency talks in Gaza on Wednesday amid speculation that plans for Hamas to relinquish control of the enclave on Friday as part of a Palestinian unity deal could be stalling. Occasional exchanges of fire continue to occur along the border. On Tuesday, Hamas said Sinwar had met with Julian Toni, the Swiss ambassador to the Palestinian Authority, in Gaza.
  • Airstrike target Haqqani network compound in Kurram Agency of Pakistan

    Airstrike target Haqqani network compound in Kurram Agency of Pakistan

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    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has brushed aside USA accusations that Pakistan provides sanctuary to militant groups, saying that attacks in the region were originating from Afghanistan. This is the fourth such strike inside Pakistan since US President Donald Trump took office in January. Pakistan has been facing a deadly Islamist militancy for more than a decade.
  • Tokyo Disney Resort Set for Major Expansion

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    Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea already among the most successful Disney parks worldwide, and the addition of a third gate - with new characters and large-scale attractions - could bring even more tourism to the overseas location. With an eye towards tourists and overseas visitors, the early concept draws similarities to the original focus of Disney California Adventure, as well as Epcot's World Showcase, which highlights the culture and culinary flavors of 10 foreign countries at ...
  • Ready to pay price for steps taken for better India, says Modi

    Ready to pay price for steps taken for better India, says Modi

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    Modi said for the past 70 years, people were fighting the system. "It is also playing a big role in providing subsidised ration, scholarships, medicines, pensions and other government subsidies", Modi said. He said during the rule of the previous government, "corruption was the norm (bhrashtachar hi shishtachar tha)..." These comments by the prime minister come at a time when the opposition, especially the Congress, is trying to corner the ruling dispensation over Goods and Services Tax ...
  • Erik Ainge's attempt to call out Lane Kiffin fails spectacularly

    Erik Ainge's attempt to call out Lane Kiffin fails spectacularly

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    Kiffin told Clay Travis during a radio appearance his agent, Jimmy Sexton, has not been contacted by Tennessee officials, notably athletic director John Currie, about a return to Knoxville. That was after Kiffin linked to a report advocating that Tennessee bring him back, although he tweeted that he was "n$3 ot waiting at all" for that job but getting FAU "ready to win its 9th straight".
  • Lenoir teen pronounced dead at scene of vehicle crash

    Lenoir teen pronounced dead at scene of vehicle crash

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    Shattered glass and a broken log lay in the intersection after the accident. Authorities say Oliver's father, 50-year-old Brian Keith Oliver, was injured but was able to walk to an ambulance. "From all accounts that I have received from teachers and students, he was very well liked", she said. Police say Oliver was a student at Hibriten High School, located near the scene of the crash.
  • Encounter underway in Bandipora

    Encounter underway in Bandipora

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    In a separate encounter at Baramulla, one soldier was injured as security forces launched an operation to flush out militants at Sagipora forest in Sopore. The operations are still underway, said a report. "Firing is on in the area and we suspect two to three militants are trapped", said a police officer.
  • Centre likely to withdraw ban on sale of cattle for slaughter

    Centre likely to withdraw ban on sale of cattle for slaughter

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    A senior official told Indian Express that the notification is being withdrawn "due to several issues" and the ministry "will be revising it". The move came months after reports suggested that BJP-led NDA government might rethink the rule banning cattle trade for slaughter after the issue snowballed into a national controversy.
  • Damascus Negotiators Meet UN Envoy At Geneva Peace Talks

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    Government delegation chief Bashar al-Jaafari declined to speak to reporters. De Mistura said that today will be the first official meeting of the Syrian delegation at the talks. The opposition says it has no preconditions for the talks, but at the same time says its goal remains to push the longtime leader aside. Hariri said detainees number more than 200,000.