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US wheat from Pacific Northwest heading to war-torn Yemen

Aug 13, 2018

Seven ships loaded with wheat grown in the Pacific Northwest of the United States are sailing for Yemen, where a stalemated three-year civil war has pushed over 8 million people to the brink of starvation

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American Book Awards honor cultural diversity

Aug 13, 2018

Books on human caging, early Detroit and African-American culture in Los Angeles are among this year's winners for works reflecting the country's diversity

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Tunisian leader backs equal inheritance rights for women

Aug 13, 2018

Tunisia's president has promised to submit a bill to parliament that aims to give women equal inheritance rights with men, as debate over the topic of inheritance reverberates around the Muslim world.

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Art museum to feature paintings by rocker Mellencamp

Aug 13, 2018

An Ohio art museum has announced a new exhibition of paintings by rocker John Mellencamp, known for his expressionistic oil portraits and other works

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Egypt hands Muslim Brotherhood leader another life sentence

Aug 12, 2018

An Egyptian court has sentenced five people, including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison on violence-related charges

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Soprano Gasdia reboots troubled Verona Arena opera festival

Aug 12, 2018

The popular yet struggling opera festival at the colossal Roman-era Verona amphitheater is getting a relaunch under former soprano Cecilia Gasdia, who is in her first season as its general manager

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Steve Bannon weighs in on UK burqa debate, Boris Johnson

Aug 12, 2018

Republican strategist Steve Bannon has weighed into Britain's burqa debate, defending former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments that women who wear face-covering veils look like "letter boxes" and "bank robbers."

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Tunisian fundamentalists protest report on sexual equality

Aug 11, 2018

Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists protested Saturday in front of the nation's parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality that they claim are contrary to Islam

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Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

Aug 11, 2018

A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party says no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest

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New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers

Aug 11, 2018

A property owner in the New Mexico town where five adults were arrested on child abuse charges and remains of a boy were found is questioning why the adults' living compound wasn't searched earlier by authorities

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