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Over 2m Haj pilgrims perform stoning ritual

Over two million Muslim pilgrims hurled pebbles at three columns in a symbolic stoning of the devil as part of the annual Haj pilgrimage on Tuesday.    Clad in white robes the pilgrims from 165 countries con

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Iran suspends stoning sentence

Iranian authorities have suspended the sentence of death by stoning for a woman convicted of adultery, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. "The verdict regarding the extramarital affairs has stopped and it's being reviewed," Foreign Mi

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Iran spares woman from stoning 'for now'

Iran's judiciary said the stoning of a woman convicted of adultery has been suspended for the time being, the official IRNA news agency reported. The sentence imposed on Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani had caused an international outcry but

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Iran ‘backs down’ over stoning of woman

Iran appeared to have backed down over the stoning of a woman for adultery amid an international outcry, although her lawyer said she remained in jail and could still be executed by other means. The Iranian embassy in London said Sakineh M

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