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Top Malaysian Court Upholds Ruling On Who Can Use 'Allah'

A lower court decided last year that only Muslims can use the word to describe God. But the government now says the ruling applied only to the Catholic newspaper that brought the case.
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Christian Woman Escapes Death In Sudan Over Conversion

Meriam Ibrahim, 27, says she was raised an Orthodox Christian after being born to a Muslim father. A court ordered her release Monday, throwing out a death sentence.
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Egyptian Court Sentences Journalists To Lengthy Prison Terms

Three journalists who work for Al-Jazeera have been sentenced to prison terms — two for seven years and a third for 10 years — by an Egyptian court. The three men were accused of aiding terrorists.
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Netanyahu Blames Hamas For Kidnapping Of Teens

Israel's military has been rounding up politicians or operatives linked with Hamas after the kidnapping of three teenagers. Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Kerry Meets With Iraqi Prime Minister In Baghdad Amid ISIS Crisis

On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry came closer than he has before to joining the chorus of those calling for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down.
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Kerry In Iraq To Pressure Al-Maliki To Reach Across Sectarian Lines

As Sunni Militants continue to grab territory across Northern Iraq, the U.S. has been pressuring Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to reach out to the Sunni and Kurdish communities.
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Change Is Coming But What Does That Mean For Communist Cuba?

Renee Montagne talks to David Greene about his recent trip to Cuba, where the government and people are experimenting with looser economic and social restrictions.
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Concert Hall Encourages Less Stuffy Classical Music

During Handel's Messiah, people at a concert hall in Bristol, England, were told to act like it was a rock concert. But David Glowacki went to far, he was thrown out for crowd surfing.
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Egyptian Court Sentences Al Jazeera Reporters To Prison

Two journalists in Cairo got seven years in prison and third received 10 years. Egypt's government accused them of helping the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
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Portugal Snatches Victory From U.S., Match Ends 2-2

The U.S. men's soccer team had a chance to secure its spot in the second round of the World Cup, but it failed to hold on to its lead in the final moments of the match.

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