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Minnesota apologizes, revokes 'FMUSLMS' vanity license plate

(Reuters) - Minnesota officials seized a "FMUSLMS" license plate and apologized for issuing it at a driver's request, saying on Wednesday that approval procedures for so-called vanity plates were under review.<p>An uproar over the license plate erupted over the weekend after a St. Cloud area resident …

Dating dispute over 'oldest Koran'

<b>A dispute over whether a rare early Koran dates from the Prophet Muhammad's lifetime is the latest controversy related to carbon dating. The technique has revolutionised archaeology but is far from an exact science.</b><p>In July the University of Birmingham made headlines when it revealed two leaves of …

Archaeology

British woman dies in Israel and there are no answers to questions of murder

Julie Pearson's family believe she was beaten to death in the resort town of Eilat but are struggling to get answers from Israeli police<p>Julie Pearson’s body was flown home from Israel covered in bruises and shrouded by questions.<p>How did a bright and lively woman from Scotland end up trapped in a …

Mandla Mandela's conversion to Islam sparks South Africa 'disquiet'

<b>Traditional leaders in South Africa have expressed "disquiet" over chief Mandla Mandela's conversion to Islam.</b><p>The Congress of Traditional Leaders in South Africa (Contralesa) told the BBC that being Muslim could affect his ability to uphold Xhosa traditions.<p>Mandla Mandela, who converted to Islam …

New Hampshire Takeaways: Donald Trump proves he's a winner

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire voters have made their picks: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. They are choices with …

6 Words You Should Know Before Talking About Islam

A lot of the suspicion surrounding Islam comes from a lack of knowledge or understanding of a religion that is still foreign to many people, despite its 1.6 billion followers. Often this lack of knowledge results in the public cooptation of important aspects of the faith.<p>Words like <i>jihad</i> and <i>shariah</i> …

Justin Bieber Was Kicked Out of Ancient Mayan Ruins, Naturally

There was trouble in Tulum.<p>Imagine you’re <b>Justin Bieber.</b> Or, for most of you, continue imagining you’re Justin Bieber. You had a bumpy few years there, with some embarrassing behavior and some unpleasant arrests and depositions and whatnot. But now you’re getting back on track, cooling it with the …

The lovely and talented ladies of sports

The lovely and talented ladies of sports<p>These ladies take home the gold on the field and on the red carpet.<p>http://www.foxnews.com/">Fox News<p>http://www.foxnews.com/<p>Lindsey Vonn<p>Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn deserves another gold medal for her red carpet style. Tiger Woods' ex is best known for winning …

9 questions about ISIS you were too embarrassed to ask

During Iraq's long summer of 2004, one of the many prisoners who arrived at the American-run facility at Camp Bucca in southern Iraq was a young jihadist who fought under the name Abu Ahmed. Though he'd feared prison, Abu Ahmed found, to his surprise, a kind of jihadist salon, as extremist fighters …

A crackdown on women's soccer and video games reveals the NCAA's true nature

This week delivered a concrete example of what American college sports is all about: Control, over every aspect of the life of any player on any team at any of our universities. When the NCAA is digging in its heels on women's soccer, which its member universities all blandly classify as a …

Apple removes malware-infected App Store apps after major security breach

Apple has removed malware-infected apps from the App Store after acknowledging its first sustained security breach. The malware, known as XcodeGhost, worked its way into several apps by convincing developers to use a modified version of Xcode, the software used to create iOS and Mac software.<p>"We've …

Apps

Amazing Destinations To Add To Your Bucket List Today

All travel is great, and I firmly believe that any trip is an important trip. That being said, there are some destinations so amazing and so unique, …

Africa

How the hijab has made sexual harassment worse in Iran

Islamic dress laws have failed to protect women who talk of constant unwanted attention with the tacit approval of all, including the authorities who are supposed to protect them<p>Every day I take a stroll on my way to work. From Tehran’s bustling Vanak Square, buzzing with traffic and commuters, to …

Café

13 signs you’ve become culturally Israeli

1. All day you dream of breakfast.<p>Green salad, sliced vegetables, eggs, tuna, smoked salmon, challah, cottage cheese, labane, hummus or tahini …

The Islamic State is battling Syrian rebels for key supply lifeline

The four villages in the northern province of Aleppo lie along the rebels' supply line from Turkey, which is a major backer of Syria's opposition.<p>"IS is trying to seize control of these villages from rebels to cut their supply route between Aleppo city and its outskirts, and the town of Azaz," a …

​UK runaway teen marries Aussie Ginger Jihadi, who warns ISIS is ‘itching to attack’ Britain - report

A British schoolgirl who traveled to Syria to join ISIS, is reported to have married the Ginger Jihadi, an Islamic State militant from Australia who has vowed to fight the US and UK until black flags fly over Buckingham Palace and the White House.<p>Abdullah Elmir, an 18-year-old Australian who is …

How to take your book blog to the next level

You’ve started your book blog, but how can you get it past the beginner stage with so many blogs trying to do the same thing? LucyTheReader AKA Queen of Contemporary gives her top tips<p>With blogging becoming more popular than ever, many people find it hard to get past the initial beginner stage with …