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24 February 2015 12:02 PM Australia’s Abbott accused of inciting ill-feeling

SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was on Tuesday accused of "scapegoating" an entire community and inciting "ill-feeling" after telling Muslim leaders to do more to combat extremism. In a national security address on Monday, Mr Abbott said he had often heard Western leaders describe Islam as a "religion of peace" and that he wished Muslim 8

24 February 2015 11:33 AM Man sentenced to death for apostasy - World News

Riyadh - An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to death for renouncing his Muslim faith, the English-language daily Saudi Gazette reported on Tuesday. The man, in his 20s, posted an online video ripping up a copy of Islam's holy book, the Koran, and hitting it with a shoe, the newspaper reported. Saudi Arabia, the United States' top Arab ally and birthplace 8

24 February 2015 7:54 AM Abbott accused of inciting ill-feeling

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was on Tuesday accused of "scapegoating" an entire community and inciting "ill-feeling" after telling Muslim leaders to do more to combat extremism. In a national security address on Monday, Abbott said he had often heard Western leaders describe Islam as a "religion of peace" and that he wished Muslim leaders 7

24 February 2015 7:28 AM Charlie Hebdo team bites back with new issue

More than a month after jihadist gunmen massacred much of the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff, the magazine is back at work with another savage swipe at its favourite enemies. The cover of the latest issue due out Wednesday depicts the Pope, a jihadist, former president Nicolas Sarkozy and far-right politician Marine Le Pen as a pack of enraged animals 12

24 February 2015 5:41 AM Jewish community will be protected - France

Paris - French president Francois Hollande said that the country must offer its protection and affection to the Jewish community as anti-Semitism is on the rise in France. "Jewish are at home in France, it's the anti-Semites who have no place into the Republic", Hollande said in a speech at a prestigious annual dinner of the country's main Jewish organisation 5

24 February 2015 4:38 AM Bangladesh deny WCup bookie links

Bangladesh on Tuesday rubbished media reports back home that seamer Al-Amin Hossain had been kicked out of the World Cup for reportedly confessing to meeting an illegal Indian bookmaker. The official statement issued on Sunday by the team management had said Hossain, 25, was being sent home for breaking curfew rules ahead of Bangladesh's washed-out match 6

24 February 2015 3:47 AM US men sentenced to 25 years for terror plot

Riverside - Two California men were sentenced on Monday to 25 years in prison for conspiring to support terrorists and kill Americans overseas, federal prosecutors said. Sohiel Omar Kabir and Ralph Deleon were convicted in September after prosecutors showed they were disciples of radical Islam who had rounded up two other men to train with the Taliban 6

24 February 2015 12:54 AM Militants, migrants and the Med: Europe's Libya problem

Islamic State militants in Libya have vowed to attack Europe. Meanwhile, boatloads of migrants flee the collapsing state for European shores. Could the Mediterranean migration mask an influx of militants? Italy and Egypt have warned that Islamic State (IS) militants could hide among thousands of migrants rescued by European patrols. Both countries are troubled 14

23 February 2015 12:48 PM Girls and the lure of mad, bad men

The east London jihadi girls are just part of a long line attracted to violent men, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. London - As I write this, the three Muslim teenage girls from east London are still missing. Shamima Begum, 15, Amira Abase, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, are believed to have gone off to join Isis. A friend of theirs, another 15-year-old, took off in December 16

23 February 2015 10:44 AM Charlie Hebdo team struggles to heal after massacre

More than a month after jihadist gunmen massacred much of the Charlie Hebdo editorial team, those who survived are slowly trying to return to a semblance of normality. Twelve people were killed in the January 7 attack on the satirical weekly, including five of France's most beloved cartoonists. After defiantly rushing out a "survivors' issue" the following 6