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Jordan's King Balances Threats Abroad And Critics At Home

Jordanians are now supportive of the military campaign against the Islamic State. But King Abdullah still faces domestic opponents, religious and secular, who chafe at restrictions at home.
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Indonesian Authorities Worried About Return Of Islamic Radicals

Radicals from Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, have traveled to Syria to join ISIS. Some of them seek to establish a new Islamic state that would extend ISIS's caliphate.
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FIFA Considers Proposal To Move 2022 Qatar World Cup To Winter

FIFA is considering a proposal to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter, but the change would would cause major disruption to the Premiere Leagues schedule.
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Story Of Missing Schoolgirls Captivates Britain

Police in Turkey are looking for three British schoolgirls who are believed to have run away from home to join Islamist fighters in Iraq.
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How Did A Celibate 82-Year-Old Buddhist Monk Contract HIV?

His doctor injected him with a used syringe. Millions of people have contracted HIV, hepatitis and other diseases that way. The solution: a syringe designed to prevent reuse.
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British Police Say 3 Missing Teenage Girls Now In Syria

The London teenagers boarded a flight to Istanbul on Feb. 17. Police believe the girls traveled to Syria hoping to join up with militants from the so-called Islamic State.
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Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

The British are very specific about how they take their tea: black, with milk and sugar. But steeping the optimal cup requires a surprising amount of chemistry. Here's a guide to the science.
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Finnish Public Broadcasting To Read Entire Quran In New Series

Radio 1, the radio arm of broadcaster Yle, will begin reading Islam's holy book on March 7 in 60 installments. Fewer than 50,000 Muslims live in Finland, which has a population of about 5 million.
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Emotional Scars Of Modern Slavery Run 'Deeper Than Any Visible Wound'

Scientists interviewed more than a thousand men, women and children who were forced into sex work and hard labor. The result is the largest study to detail the health of human trafficking survivors.
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Eurozone Approves Greek Overhaul Plan

The Greek plan would keep Athens' budget under control while spending more on social programs. European ministers agreed to extend financial assistance by four months, but the IMF was more skeptical.

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