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Passengers recount mid-sea horror

Israel has started releasing the 700 activists it captured after it troops stormed a flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza. Turkey sent three planes, including two military ambulance aircraft, to bring its nationals home. Six Greek passengers returned to Athens on Tuesday after being expelled from …

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Israel’s security cannot come at any price

  By Associate Professor Ben Saul 2 June 2010   Israel’s response to the Gaza flotilla is another unfortunate example of Israel clothing its conduct in the language of international law, while flouting it in practice. If you believe Israeli government spokesmen, Israel is metabolically incapable of violating international law, …

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Outrage over Israeli attack

Shock and outrage has swept the globe after Israeli soldiers stormed a flotilla of aid ships bound for Gaza. International powers have closed ranks in condemning the deadly raid. Statement from the Turkish foreign ministry The interception on the convoy is unacceptable … Israel will have to bear the consequences …

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MRN statement on Israeli attack

Urgent Press Release: Aid Flotilla under Israeli Military Attack 31 May 2010  The Media Review Network (MRN) and the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) express their deep shock and disgust at Israel’s latest show of force, in attacking the flotilla of aid ships carrying much needed aid to the beleaguered, besieged …

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Israeli troops attack ship carrying aid to Gaza killing 16

Israeli commandoes have stormed a flotilla of ships carrying activists and aid supplies to the blockaded Palestinian enclave of Gaza, killing as many as 16 of those on board. By Richard Spencer, Middle East Correspondent and Matthew Kalman in Jerusalem Published: 7:48AM BST 31 May 2010 Fighting broke out between …

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Australia moves to expel Israeli diplomat

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press Writer Rod Mcguirk, Associated Press Writer Mon May 24, 11:38 pm ET CANBERRA, Australia – Australia ordered the expulsion of an Israeli diplomat after investigators concluded Israel was responsible for forging four Australian passports that were used in the slaying of a Hamas operative in Dubai. Australia’s move Monday …

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Australia lawmakers vote against burqa ban

Christian Democrats Party’s bill to ban burqa is quashed in upper house, Greens parties condemn it as racist.   SYDNEY – Lawmakers in Australia’s most populous state voted against banning the burqa Thursday, with one accusing the Christian MP who moved the bill of stigmatising Muslims. Fred Nile, of the …

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Plane crashes in India, 160 people feared dead

By ASHOK SHARMA, Associated Press Writer Ashok Sharma, Associated Press Writer Sat May 22, 12:58 am ET NEW DELHI – As many as 160 people were feared dead after an Air India plane arriving from Dubai crashed and burst into flames at dawn Saturday as it overshot a hilltop runway in southern India while …

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World Cup Terror Plot – Azzam Al Qahtani

  The Media Review Network (MRN) and the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) remain deeply cynical at recent reports emanating from Iraq that a highly placed Al Qaeda operative, planning to disrupt the Fifa 2010 World Cup, had been arrested. It is alleged that he planned to launch attacks on the …

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Muslim anger prompts Pakistan to block Facebook

By BABAR DOGAR | AP Published: May 19, 2010 20:51 Updated: May 19, 2010 20:51 LAHORE, Pakistan: Pakistan’s government ordered Internet service providers to block Facebook on Wednesday amid anger over a page that encourages users to post images of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. The page on the social networking site …

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