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'Jihad Jane' sentenced to 10 years in plot

A US judge has sentenced an American woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" to 10 years in prison - at least a decade less than prosecutors had sought for her role in a failed plot to kill a Swedish artist for his anti-Islam drawings.

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Glitzy Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

From cosmetics to accommodation, travel to toothpaste, complying with religious principles is becoming big business in the Muslim world, and Dubai, better known for flamboyance and unrestrained consumerism, sees an opportunity. Th

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US actress sues anti-Islam filmmaker, YouTube

  An actress who said she was duped into appearing in an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests across the Muslim world took her legal bid to federal court on Wednesday in a renewed effort to force it off YouTube.

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Pakistan minister puts bounty on anti-Islam film-maker

  A Pakistani minister has offered $100,000 to anyone who kills the maker of an online video which insults Islam, as sporadic protests rumbled on across parts of the Muslim world.   "I announce

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Fury over video simmers on in Muslim world

  A wave of furious anti-Western protests against a anti-Islami film abated on Saturday, but US policy in the Muslim world remained overshadowed by 13 minutes of amateurish video on the Internet.  

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Norway mass killer wants to explain action

Anders Behring Breivik wants to tell Norway and the world why he killed at least 93 people in a bomb attack and shooting rampage when he appears in court on  Monday, his lawyer said. Calling himself a crusader against a tide of Islam

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Obama backs Palestinian state

US President Barack Obama told Turkey's largely Muslim but secular democracy on Monday the US was not at war with Islam and that it wanted to reinvigorate efforts towards creating a Palestinian state. Obama reiterated the US position after

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Male doctors in Bahrain face clamp

Male doctors could soon be banned from working in all maternity wards in Bahrain, if parliament has its way. MPs said at their weekly session on Tuesday many women were complaining that they were forced to reveal their 'sensitive parts

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Birthday parties against Islam says top Saudi cleric

Celebrating anniversaries, birthdays or mother's day is against Muslim 'righteousness', Saudi Arabia's top cleric has said. He was speaking after suggestions by a colleague that Islam permits personal celebrations.

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Muslims 'more in number than Catholics'

Islam has overtaken Roman Catholicism as the biggest single religious denomination in the world, the Vatican said on Sunday. Monsignor Vittorio Formenti, who compiled the Vatican's newly-released 2008 yearbook of statistics, said Muslims m

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