Hundreds of Islamic extremists protest in Pakistan’s capital

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Hundreds of Islamic extremists protest in Pakistan’s capital ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hundreds of Islamic extremists resumed protests in Pakistan’s capital on Tuesday over the execution of a man who killed a secular governor, in a show of defiance amid a government crackdown following a suicide attack two days earlier. The rally by Pakistan’s Sunni Tehreek group brought more than 10,000 protesters into the streets of Islamabad on Sunday, where they clashed with police. On Tuesday, local police official Mohammad Kashif said some 700 remained, bringing parts of the capital to…

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Now even Christians in Europe are under threat: Report claims hundreds of attacks on religious grounds

Now even Christians in Europe are under threat: Report claims hundreds of attacks on religious grounds Christians : According to a report by the Vienna-based Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe in the past year hundreds of attacks have been carried out against Christianity. The 2013 report was released on Thursday and documents 241 cases of intolerance against Christians. The voluntary group’s report includes details of hate-based attacks on Christians and their institutions, including arson, graffiti and vandalism. According to a report by the Vienna-based Observatory on…

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Hundreds gather in Loop to protest Trump order on immigration

Hundreds gather in Loop to protest Trump order on immigration

Hundreds gather in Loop to protest Trump order on immigration Several groups gathered for a protest in the Loop Wednesday. They oppose President Trump’s executive orders halting immigration rom seven Muslim-majority countries. | Maria Cardona/Sun-Times Another day brought another set of Chicago protests against President Donald Trump’s series of executive orders restricting the travel of immigrants and seven Muslim-majority countries’ citizens. After a weekend of rallies at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, community organizers came together for a demonstration and march through downtown Chicago on a brisk and windy Wednesday evening. About…

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Community digs can inspire the next generation of archaeologists

community digs can inspire the next generation of archaeologists

Community digs can inspire the next generation of archaeologists  On hundreds of projects across the country, thousands of volunteers are coming together to unearth the past. Michael Dafydd Nevell digs the dirt on the joys of archaeology The saying goes the past should be left in the past, but not of course when it comes to archaeology. In fact, if recent figures are anything to go by, it seems many of us can’t get enough of the past influencing our present – more than 70 per cent of adults visited a historic site in England within…

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