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Saudi 'Sin' Backlash against First Comic-Con Fest

Saudis railed against "sin" and "evil" on Friday in an online backlash against the kingdom's first Comic-Con pop culture festival.

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Wimpy 'Generation Snowflake': The Insult du Jour for Trump Camp

Americans like to categorize themselves by generation: there were the post-World War II baby boomers, followed by Generation X and the Millennials.

Now, enter Generation Snowflake.

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Bangladesh Islamists Protest Court's Greek Goddess Statue

Hundreds of supporters of a hardline Bangladesh Islamist group staged protests Friday calling for the statue of a Greek goddess installed at the Supreme Court to be destroyed or removed.

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Saudi Minister in Talks with Iran Team over Hajj

A Saudi minister held talks with an Iranian delegation about the possibility of Iranian pilgrims rejoining the annual hajj despite ruptured ties between the two countries, state media reported late Thursday.

Shiite-dominated Iran and Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia have had no diplomatic ties since early last year.

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Israeli Parliament Takes Closer Look at Staffers' Skirts

Israel's parliament will retain a contentious dress code banning short skirts, but will make its enforcement and sanctions against offenders gradual, a committee of MPs and parliamentary staff ruled.

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Israel Invited 26 Oscar Stars to Visit. So Far None Has

A year ago Israel offered Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and other Hollywood stars all-expenses paid luxury trips, but it seems they have chosen to miss their cues. 

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Turkey Lifts Ban on Army Officers Wearing Islamic Headscarf

Turkey's army is lifting a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Wednesday.

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Far-Right U.S. Firebrand Quits News Site over Pedophilia Remarks

The conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos resigned Tuesday from the right-wing U.S. news site Breitbart amid a storm triggered by comments in which he seems to condone pedophilia.

The 33-year-old Briton had already lost a book deal and a speaking engagement over a video leaked on Twitter over the weekend in which he defends men having sex with children as young as 13. 

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Italy's Anti-Discrimination Head Quits over Gay Sex Scandal

The head of Italy's anti-discrimination office has resigned following revelations that government funds for combating sexual discrimination had been allocated to clubs offering gay prostitution services.

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'Spiderman' Thief Gets Eight Years for $100M Paris Art Heist

A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who stole five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday for one of the most daring art heists in recent years.

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