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Islam belongs in people's lives, not in politics, says Karima Bennoune

Author of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here says the politicised version of Islam peddled by fundamentalists is dangerous and misrepresentative<p>Writing a book about Muslim fundamentalism, the subject of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here, felt like dancing in a minefield, admits Karima Bennoune. The law …

For Somali Immigrants, All Politics Really Is Local

Politics in Minneapolis is about to change.<p>Not only is the city electing a new mayor on Nov. 5, it's also possible that a majority of the members of City Council will be freshmen.<p>Among their number could be Abdi Warsame, who would be the first Somali American elected to the City Council there — or …

Track & Tax: Government Pushes For Black Boxes To Monitor American Vehicles

<b>By: Andrea Ryan (The Gateway Pundit)</b><p>It’s a double bonus for the government. They get to track you and tax you.<p>Americans may be monitored soon by a black box device that will track an individual’s mileage, then transmit the personal information to government bureaucrats. So they can tax you. Some …

U.S. National Debt: $1.1 Million Per Taxpayer

<b>U.S. National Debt: $1.1 Million Per Taxpayer</b><br>Each U.S. taxpayer now has a federal-debt liability of $1.1 million—and rising.<p>The public tends to focus on the total national debt, which just passed the $17 trillion mark—up from $10.6 trillion when President Obama took office. But that figure pales in …

Obama's Top Health Official Apologizes For ACA Website 'Debacle'

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is on Capitol Hill today answering questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “I apologize. …

International U20 Friendly News and Scores

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Brazil is accusing a Uruguayan player of racially abusing one of its players at the South America Under-20 Championship.<p>Brazil …

Soccer

Intercontinental Cup News and Scores

Health risks for medical tourism

B.C. First Nation calls for natural-gas royalties amid frustration over fracking

Taking a page from Premier Christy Clark's playbook, a First Nations leader in the heart of British Columbia's shale-gas fields is calling for a fair share of the benefits from natural gas as compensation for the environmental impact that development brings.<p>Conflict over indigenous rights and …

Oil & Gas Industry

Happy National Candy Corn Day!

<b>Origin</b><p>There are two types of people in the world. Those that eat the whole candy corn at once, and those that eat it color by color. Though I’m not …

US senators urge Egypt to release political prisoners

US senators John McCain (pictured) and Lindsey Graham urged Egypt’s military-backed leadership on Tuesday to release its political prisoners and swiftly return the country to democratic rule.<p>Two senior U.S. senators delivered a strong message on Tuesday to the Egyptian military, saying it should …

Middle East

Why Australia should fear a US government default

If the USS America goes down, little HMAS Australia will find it tough not to get sucked into the vortex<p>The current US government shutdown has little impact on Australia, but if the US hits the debt ceiling Australia will feel the consequences of a bitterly partisan US political system.<p>One of the …

Intercontinental Cup News and Scores

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Patient feedback to drive change across the health service

Health leaders must allow technology to let the consumer voice be heard, and act accordingly<p>Changes to the NHS must be driven by the patients and consumers that use its services, health leaders have heard.<p>Steven Dorrell MP, chair of the health select committee, told a meeting of policymakers and …

National Express benefits from St Jude's storm travel disruption

Coach group reports passenger numbers up by 34% on normal Monday, with biggest rises on routes in and out of London<p>National Express was one beneficiary of Monday's storm across the south of the country with its coaches carrying 34% more passengers than usual.<p>About 67,000 people travelled on …

Can Samantha Power, the United States' Youngest-Ever Ambassador to the United Nations, Live Up to Her Own Ideals?

Power rose to fame critiquing America's failed responses to humanitarian crises. In her new role, the "conscience of the White House," is hoping to make some real changes.<p>In her very first speech as the new United States ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power strode onto a stage at UCLA …

Remembering Lou Reed's Wonderfully Bitter Politics

Lou Reed's death, at age 71, comes at a time of unusual optimism for his city. Reed wrote about New York for most of his life, from documenting the …