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Attacks Raise Specter Of Radical Islam In Russia

The Russian republic of Tatarstan was considered a model of moderate Islam coexisting with Christianity. But recent violence has fueled fears that the influence of foreign-trained radical imams may be growing in the region. Police blame Muslim militants; Tatar nationalists say Moscow is behind the attacks.

Festive Nanjing Road Recaptures Shanghai's Heyday

Nanjing Road is Shanghai's most famous and dynamic shopping and walking street. On summer evenings, bands play for crowds and revelers dance to techno music. It's a bit of a rebirth for the city, and the road, which had lost much of its 1920s and '30s vitality under Mao Zedong's rule.

Some Israeli Parents Rethink Ritual Circumcision

A debate is growing among Israel's secular Jewish majority over the question of whether to circumcise newborn sons. The vast majority still chooses to have the procedure done, but voices of dissent are on the rise.