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December 8, 2017 1:02 PM Al Qaeda calls for attacks against U.S., Hamas calls for new uprising in aftermath of Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has angered Arabs and Muslims who view it as an expression of blatant pro-Israel bias. JERUSALEM—Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank and Gaza, and Muslim worshippers from Jordan to Indonesia poured into the streets after Friday prayers to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s 9

December 8, 2017 8:19 AM Israel beefs up police ahead of Jerusalem protests

JERUSALEM - Israeli police deployed reinforcements in and around Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, in anticipation of Palestinian protests over the Trump administration's recognition of the contested city as the Israeli capital. Palestinian political groups have called for massive demonstrations in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem after Friday 8

December 8, 2017 8:19 AM Palestinians to rally in wake of Jerusalem move

JERUSALEM - Palestinians are expected to protest en masse across the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip following the Trump administration's recognition this week of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Israeli police have deployed reinforcements in and around Jerusalem's Old City ahead of Friday prayers, though Israel hasn't imposed age restrictions 7

November 27, 2017 7:48 AM Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar for a diplomatic trip

Pope Francis has arrived in Yangon for a visit to encourage tiny Catholic communities in Myanmar and Bangladesh. He was greeted by local Catholic officials at the airport Monday afternoon. Thousands of Catholics came from across the country to Yangon, many waving to his car along the road, playing traditional music and wearing attire of their various 13

November 7, 2017 9:57 PM Edmonton Christian couple says adoption nixed over views on sexuality

Couple says they accept that same-sex marriage is a legal reality, but they don't support it An evangelical Christian couple is accusing Alberta of discrimination, claiming their application to adopt a child was rejected over their religious views on gay marriage and homosexuality. The Edmonton married couple say they submitted their application last year and passed 55

November 7, 2017 3:22 PM Constitutional challenge launched against Quebec face-covering law

Validity and constitutionality of Bill 62 subject to court challenge A coalition of Muslim groups and civil liberty advocates is challenging the constitutionality of Quebec's controversial face-covering law. The challenge contests the constitutionality of Bill 62 under both Quebec's Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Charter of Rights 14

November 2, 2017 8:40 AM CIA releases 470 000 more files from Osama bin Laden raid

Washington – Never-before-seen video of Osama bin Laden's son and potential successor was released on Wednesday by the CIA in a trove of material recovered during the May 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaeda leader at his compound in Pakistan. The video offers the first public look at Hamza bin Laden as an adult. Until now, the public has only seen childhood 23

November 1, 2017 7:22 PM U.S. Senate releases trove of Russian Facebook ads, revealing sophisticated influence campaign

The ads, a sampling of some 3,000 purchased by Russians, provide the fullest picture yet of how foreign actors sought to promote Republican Donald Trump, denigrate Democrat Hillary Clinton and divide America. WASHINGTON—U.S. Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of ads that Russian operatives bought on Facebook, providing the fullest picture yet of how foreign 16

October 28, 2017 6:43 AM At Facebook, Hand-Wringing Over a Fix for Fake Content

On one side are employees who idealize Facebook’s lofty goals of unfettered speech and do not think the company should be in the business of censoring what its users have to say. On the other side are workers who worry that the company’s hands-off approach has already caused problems — ones that will grow worse if nothing is done. “The algorithms Facebook 29

October 25, 2017 1:21 PM Canada Census Data: More Immigrants Flocking To Prairies As Canada's Diversity Evolves

"It's better and it's worse at the same time." OTTAWA — A decade ago, the CBC series "Little Mosque on the Prairie" won international acclaim for its depiction of Muslims trying to make their way in a rural Saskatchewan town. At the time, Saskatchewan was home to about 33,900 visible minorities — about 3.6 per cent of its population — and the show broke 16