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Muslims in China’s ‘Little Mecca’ fear eradication of Islam

Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China’s “Little Mecca”, but they have undergone a profound change — no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers. In what locals told AP they fear is a deliberate move to eradicate Islam, the atheist ruling Communist Party has banned minors under 16 from religious activity ...

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Putin ‘proud’ of Russia’s handling of World Cup

“We can surely be proud of how we organised this tournament,” Putin said in televised comments after France’s victory against Croatia yesterday. “We have made this grand event a success in every respect,” he added. “We have done it for our supporters, for Russians who are passionate about sport and for all those who love sport across the world.” Putin ...

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Prince Louis’ christening photos show grinning Prince George

(CNN)Kensington Palace has released the first official photographs from the christening of Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The four portraits released by the Palace show the young prince surrounded by his adoring family, including a grinning Prince George, who turns five next week. Newlyweds the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also present ...

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Earthquake Reveals Ancient Secrets Hidden In Aztec Pyramid

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake that rocked Central Mexico on September 19, 2017 brought death and destruction to the area, but it turned out to be a boon for archeologists studying an ancient pyramid, IFL Science reports.This natural event actually helped archaeologists to track down the remnants of two Aztec god temples hidden within the pyramid. The temples were found within the ...

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School, Park Among Latest Places Lost To Lava From Hawaii Volcano’s Continuing Eruption

The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to cause disruptions in daily life for the people on the Big Island, Newsweek reports. Near-daily collapse events at the volcano’s summit that feel like earthquakes are rocking the island, where approximately 700 homes have been destroyed since the volcano started erupting in early May. Lava is continuously flowing from Fissure 8 in the ...

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