Why British Muslims care about Jerusalem
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Why British Muslims care about Jerusalem

This week US President Donald Trump said his country would officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing decades of American policy. Israelis (predominantly Jewish) and Palestinians (predominantly Muslim) have been in conflict for years over the city. We asked Muslims in Bradford, which has one of the UK’s largest Muslim populations, whether Jerusalem…

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Firefighters’ surprise role in Perth Theatre panto

Image copyrightColinMcCredieImage caption They’re behind you! Firefighters on stage during the Perth Theatre pantomime The first performance at Perth Theatre in four years defied all expectations when two real-life firefighters appeared on stage. A smoke alarm mid-way through Aladdin on Saturday forced the evacuation of the Edwardian theatre which has just had a £16.6m refurbishment….

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Egypt uncovers ancient tombs at Luxor

Image copyrightEPAImage caption The mummy is believed to be that of a senior official from the New Kingdom Archaeologists in Egypt have displayed items, including a mummy, from one of two previously unexplored tombs in the ancient Nile city of Luxor. The mummy is believed to be that of a senior official from Egypt’s “New…

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Dustin Hoffman faces new sex abuse allegation from co-star

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Hoffman has not commented on the latest allegations A co-star of Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman has accused him of a “horrific, demoralising and abusive experience” while on a 1984 Broadway production. Kathryn Rossetter’s allegation comes a month after author Anna Graham Hunter accused Hoffman of sexual misconduct. Hoffman has not commented on…

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Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Recapturing Mosul was the bloodiest conflict – for both combatants and civilians Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State (IS) is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The border zone contained the last…