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Thousands have gathered at Oslo Cathedral to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in the attacks in Norway on Friday.


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This morning, June 23, 2011, the Court of Amsterdam has acquitted Geert Wilders of all charges. (Full Story)
The websites of the international credit card MasterCard and the Swedish prosecution authority are among the latest to be taken offline in the escalating technological battle over WikiLeaks, web censorship and perceived political pressure. In an attack referred to as Operation Payback, a group of online activists calling themselves Anonymous appear to have orchestrated a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on the financial site, bringing its service to a halt. (Full Story)
Israel was struck by disaster last week: A forest fire blazed out of control outside of Haifa. More than 40 were killed. Israel's firefighters didn't have the manpower or the equipment to put out the blaze. (Full Story)
The Quebec Government subsidizes a controversial Montreal Muslim school to the tune of $555,500 annually - this to a school that claims to be associated with the Muslim Brotherhood ideology. (Full Story)
Aung San Suu Kyi's release from house arrest in Burma, also known as Myanmar, has sparked worldwide celebrations among supporters of the long-time pro-democracy activist. But her supporters are also cautious in noting the daughter of Burma's assassinated independence leader, Aung San, has been previously released before being detained again.
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VANCOUVER - A young Asian man managed to board an Air Canada flight in Hong Kong Oct. 29 while disguised as an elderly Caucasian male. The man is seeking refugee status in Vancouver in what the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has called “unbelievable case of concealment.” (Full Story)
The head of judiciary of East Azerbaijan province Malek Ajdar Sharifi dismissed Western reports that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani could be executed. (Full Story)
Omar Khadr, the Canadian, held by U.S. authorities since he was 15 years old has pleaded guilty to all five terrorism charges against him before a military tribunal at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Full Story)
Naheed Nenshi, 38, was elected the mayor of Calgary Monday night, October 18, 2010. Nenshi is the first Muslim to hold the top political office in Canada’s third largest city.
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