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Firebrand Danish-Palestinian Poet Jailed over Shooting

Danish-Palestinian bad-boy poet Yahya Hassan, who stormed onto Denmark's literary scene in 2013 and quickly became a household name, was Friday sentenced to jail over a shooting, casting a pall over a short, tumultuous career.

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Soldiers Replace Tourists in Aleppo's Battered Old City

Instead of colorful, handmade caps for sale to Syrians and foreign tourists, Zakaria Mosuli -- the last tailor in Aleppo's battered Old City -- now sews military headwear almost exclusively for soldiers.

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Ukraine Hands Back Stolen Dutch Masterpieces

Five stolen 17th and 18th-century masterpieces were handed back to the Netherlands on Friday, foreign ministry officials said, and will soon return to a Dutch museum from where they disappeared 11 years ago.

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Pakistan Woman, Boyfriend Hanged for 'Extra-Marital Affair'

A Pakistani mother-of-three and the man she was allegedly having an affair with were hanged from a tree on Thursday, with police blaming her husband, brother and father for carrying out the killings.

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Indonesia Blocks Gay Apps over 'Sexual Deviancy'

Indonesia is blocking three gay networking apps after linking the popular service Grindr to a pedophile ring, an official said Thursday, accusing them of promoting "sexual deviancy."

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World's Oldest Man Turns 113, Readies for Bar Mitzvah

The world's oldest man turned 113 on Thursday and the Holocaust survivor living in Israel readied for the Bar Mitzvah he was denied a century ago, his family said.

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Italy Quake Town Sues Charlie Hebdo

Amatrice, the Italian town devastated by last month's deadly earthquake, is suing French weekly Charlie Hebdo for defamation over a series of cartoons about the disaster.

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Polygamy and Divorce on the Rise in War-Torn Syria

Six months after Maha's husband was killed in Syria's bloody civil war, the mother-of-two took a decision that has become increasingly common -- she became a second wife.

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Hajj Goes High-Tech for Bloodless Eid Sacrifices

Thanks to computer technology and SMS messaging, Muslims at the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca were able Monday to make their Eid al-Adha sacrifice without getting blood on their hands.

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Norway Hairdresser Fined for Turning Away Client in Hijab

Norway hit a hairdresser with a roughly 1,000-euro fine on Monday after she was convicted of discrimination for turning away a Muslim client wearing a headscarf.

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