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Hard-Line Moralist in Indonesia Faces Pornography Charges

Hard-Line Moralist in Indonesia Faces Pornography Charges

JAKARTA, Indonesia — In Indonesia, a public figure caught up in a scandal involving pornography or an extramarital affair would usually expect to be denounced by the Islamic Defenders Front, an influential hard-line Muslim organization.

This week, however, the public …

by May 31, 2017 0 comments News
15 ways to use bar soap

15 ways to use bar soap

There are many reasons to love the humble, versatile bar of soap.

Last summer, TreeHugger’s editor Melissa alerted readers to the sad demise of bar soap. Most people between the ages of 18 and 24 now prefer to buy liquid …

by May 30, 2017 0 comments Lifestyle
Help choose a Pulitzer prize winner for June’s reading group

Help choose a Pulitzer prize winner for June’s reading group

This June, the Pulitzer prize for fiction is 100 – and trawling through the list of past winners seems like a fine way to choose an outstanding novel for consideration on the reading group.

The prize was first established in …

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Rallies, marches and other community events set to mark the 25th anniversary of L.A. riots

Rallies, marches and other community events set to mark the 25th anniversary of L.A. riots

LAPD Officer Delwin Fields guards the intersection at Central and 46th Street on April 30, 1992. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)

Thousands of Angelenos are expected to participate in rallies, marches and other community events Saturday commemorating the 25th …

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Gun Activists Focus On National Concealed Carry Push

Gun Activists Focus On National Concealed Carry Push

PROVO, UT – DECEMBER 19: Damon Thueson shows a holster at a gun concealed carry permit class put on by "USA Firearms Training" on December 19, 2015 in Provo, Utah. Demand for concealed carry permits have spiked in the last …

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En une journée, la Turquie interdit les émissions TV de rencontres et limoge 4 000 fonctionnaires

En une journée, la Turquie interdit les émissions TV de rencontres et limoge 4 000 fonctionnaires

Les opposants du parti islamo-conservateur AKP (au pouvoir) expriment fréquemment la crainte que la Turquie penche vers un islam conservateur.

NICOLE TUNG POUR LE MONDE

Le gouvernement conservateur turc a franchi, samedi 29 avril, une étape supplémentaire dans la censure

by May 30, 2017 0 comments News
Canada pledges to match donations for famine relief in Africa, Mideast

Canada pledges to match donations for famine relief in Africa, Mideast

From left, Refugees and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, Red Cross Canada president Conrad Sauve and Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau is seen in Ottawa on May 29, 2017. (Fred Chartrand/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Aid agencies are urging Canadians to respond …

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Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security

Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security

Turkey has blocked Wikipedia, the country’s telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law that allows it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security.

The move is likely to further worry rights groups and …

by May 29, 2017 0 comments News
Hill Republicans appear closer to passing ObamaCare overhaul, but not close enough

Hill Republicans appear closer to passing ObamaCare overhaul, but not close enough

There was a seismic shift on the health care bill at the Capitol this week.

House Republicans tweaked the measure to garner more support.

The gambit proved successful.

“It switched me from a ‘hell no’ to just a ‘no,’ ” …

by May 29, 2017 0 comments News
UP CM Yogi Adityanath: Slashing number of holidays helped state benefit by Rs 50-60 crore

UP CM Yogi Adityanath: Slashing number of holidays helped state benefit by Rs 50-60 crore

It was unfortunate that Vanda Mataram which played a key role during country’s Independence struggle has become “communal”, he says. (ANI)

Days after ordering a reduction in the number of public holidays in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi …

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