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UK: New inquiry to look again at plans to build Europe’s largest mosque in London

by Chine Mbubaegbu - 14th May 2014

PLANS to build Europe’s biggest mosque ‘subject to the usual politically-correct and multi-culturalist pressures’ as final decision will be with Government

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Indian election: Victory for Hindu Nationalism means anxious times ahead for Nepal

by Slok Gyawali - 7th May 2014

THE OVERTHROW of the Nepali monarchy created space for the growth of a new variant of Hindu nationalism - one that looks towards India for support.

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Egypt: Divided society drives ‘preacher of the revolution’ to lonely hunger strike

by Jayson Casper - 30th April 2014

TWENTY TWO days without food, his critique of Sisi and protest against current conditions alienates fellow Copts.

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