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Photo taken on Dec. 26, 2014 shows golden monkeys at the Foping Giant Panda Valley in Foping County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. (Xinhua/Ding Haitao)

Floods in Indonesia have killed many

Bird's eye view of flooded streets of the north-eastern town of Kuantan, Malaysia

Syrian refugees Turkish/Syria border

Heavy snow in Yorkshire

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Barack Obama hacking crisis

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Indonesia search chief claims AirAsia jet likely ‘at bottom of sea’
29th Dec 2014

Indonesia search chief claims AirAsia jet likely ‘at bottom of sea’

It's likely AirAsia plane has crashed, and that the wreckage is lying on the seabed.

Palestine: Israeli settler hit & run on Hebron child
29th Dec 2014

Israeli settler ran over 8-year-old child with his car, causing several injuries in his body.

Palestine: Israeli settler hit & run on Hebron child

Sri Lanka: Largest Muslim party leaves Govt
28th Dec 2014

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress defected from Govt says it will support opposition presidential candidate.

Sri Lanka: Largest Muslim party leaves Govt

EU shifting its strategy on Syria, Iraq and fighting ISIS
28th Dec 2014

Europeans began some time ago a series of meetings to change their policy on Syria.

EU shifting its strategy on Syria, Iraq and fighting ISIS

Pakistan: Two terrorists killed in shootout with police in Karachi
28th Dec 2014

Two terrorists were killed in an alleged police encounter in Karachi.

Pakistan: Two terrorists killed in shootout with police in Karachi

Cameroon: 100 suspected Boko Haram militants killed by Cameroonian army
28th Dec 2014

100 suspected Nigerian Boko Haram militants were killed during operation by Cameroonian army.

Cameroon: 100 suspected Boko Haram militants killed by Cameroonian army

Issue 308 - Wednesday 24th December 2014 - Top Stories

Taliban murder of Pakistani students draws global condemnation
24th Dec 2014

Taliban murder of Pakistani students draws global condemnation

The Taliban’s attack on a Peshawar school which killed 132 school children has drawn worldwide condemnation. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) took credit of one of the deadliest attack in Pakistan’s history on December 16. The attack left in total 141 people dead and 124 people with life changing injuries.

Shocking scale of CIA torture tactics revealed
24th Dec 2014

Shocking scale of CIA torture tactics revealed

The full shocking scale of how the US used torture in its ‘war on terror’ was laid bare in a damning report on a network of secret prisons used by the CIA around the world. The Senate Select Committees Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program (between 2002 to 2007), revealed torture far beyond anything previously made public.

Editorial

24th Dec 2014

Misguided advice by Pope

The role of any religious leader carries immense responsibility. They are a spiritual and moral guide for followers and are generally held in high esteem as an authoritative teacher and the ultimate interpreter of holy scriptures. As a source of inspiration, they can be an example to all as a model to aspire to.

24th Dec 2014

Discriminatory Justice

Can a British soldier become a terrorist? Apparently not if the case of Ryan McGee is anything to go by. He was arrested under the Terrorism Act in December 2013 after being detained in military custody while serving in Germany before being returned to Britain. Unlike Muslims, he was not subjected to pre-charge detention but was granted bail while police carried out further investigation.

Other Stories

Imam refused Muslimah to pray in the mosque
24th Dec 2014

It is, as a rule, easy to be Muslim in London. Generally, we are free to wear, do and be what we like. Halal food is plentiful and places to pray are not usually difficult to come by.

Imam refused Muslimah to pray in the mosque

24th Dec 2014

France becomes fifth EU state to recognise Palestine in two months

France became the fifth Western European country to recognise a Palestinian state in the space of just two months. Like the British, Irish, and Spanish counterparts the French vote is non-binding, but highly symbolic.

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