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Florida pastor Terry Jones arrested on way to burn Qur'ans

A Florida pastor was arrested on Wednesday as he drove to a park to set fire to nearly 3,000 Qur'ans to mark the September 11 terrorist attacks.<p>Sheriff's deputies in Mulberry, Florida, arrested Terry Jones, 61, and his associate pastor, Marvin Sapp Jr, 44, on felony charges of unlawful conveyance …

Syria reconstruction would cost $73bn: Report

Damascus - If the war in Syria suddenly stopped and reconstruction began today, around $73bn would be needed to put the country back on track, a …

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The true cost of compensating British slave owners

Your article about the abolition of the slave trade in 1833 stated that 47,000 people were financially compensated for the loss of their "property" (Follow the money, 28 August). In the early 1800s the population of Britain was around 10 million people, so the slave owners amounted to less than …

Burma: Buddhist mobs burn down Muslim homes and shops

Fresh sectarian violence broke out in north-western Burma late on Saturday when Buddhist mobs burned down dozens of homes and shops following rumours that a young woman had been sexually assaulted by a Muslim man. There were no reports of injuries.<p>Myanmar's radical monk Wirathu, whose anti-Muslim …

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