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Muslims raise $55,000 to fix vandalised Jewish cemetery

A crowdfunding project launched by Muslim activists has raised more than $55,000 in one day to repair a vandalised Jewish cemetery in St Louis.

On Tuesday, Linda Sarsour of the grassroots civil rights MPower Change group and Tarek El-Messidi of the non-profit CelebrateMercy organisation called on people to donate …

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Amnesty: Toxic fear mongering pushing back human rights

When it released its 408-page annual report on rights abuses around the world on Wednesday, the watchdog group described 2016 as "the year when the cynical use of 'us versus them' narratives of blame, hate and fear took on a global prominence to a level not seen since the 1930s …

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Germany's Bavaria to ban full-face veil

The draft law introduced on Tuesday evening would see the niqab (face-covering veil) and burka (face and body veil) banned in public institutions as well as places such as when dealing with police and in polling stations where identity is key.

The CSU - sister party to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian …

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End of the euro? French presidential candidate plots return of the franc

If Marine Le Pen has her way, the French will soon pay for their baguettes with francs, not euros.

The presidential candidate from the anti-EU, anti-immigration National Front party is all about national sovereignty and independence. She wants France to take control of its money, subject to a referendum that …

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Nigerians in S Africa 'living in fear' after attacks

Members of Nigeria's community in South Africa have raised concerns over renewed anti-immigrant violence, appealing to authorities to intervene before the situation gets out of control.

Nigeria's presidency on Monday called the South African government to step in to stop what it said were "xenophobic attacks" following recent reports of …

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UK Income rules for foreign spouses upheld

As of 2012, Britons must earn more than £18,600 ($23,140) before a husband or wife from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) can settle in the UK.
Judges rejected an appeal by families who argued that the rules breached their human right to a family life.
Seven Supreme …

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China has indisputable sovereignty over South China Sea, says foreign ministry

Rejecting the contention of the United States that China is building structures on the South China Sea Islands to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, the country's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that no country could question Beijing's right over the South China and its adjacent waters.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng …

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Ecuador presidential election goes to runoff between leftist, ex-banker

Ecuador's presidential election will go to an April runoff between leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, the electoral body said on Tuesday, after a nail-biter first round over the weekend.

Moreno needed 40 percent of valid votes and a 10 percentage-point difference over his nearest rival to …

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