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November 30, 2018 3:03 PM An Indonesian city has banned gay sex to ‘eradicate LGBT’

Pariaman in Indonesia has passed a law banning gay sex and other “acts that are considered LGBT.” The city on Sumatra island, which is home to more than 80,000 people, will issue one million rupiah (£55) fines to same-sex couples convicted of committing “immoral acts” and anyone who is found to be “acting as a transvestite,” according to AFP. Fitri Nora, head of the local 70

October 1, 2018 4:07 PM Indonesia tsunami: Before and after the earthquake

Pictures taken of sites hit by Friday's tremor and the huge wave that engulfed Palu in Sulawesi show the extent of the damage. Among the buildings flattened by the shallow 7.5 magnitude earthquake was the Roa Roa Hotel, a cheap hotel that was popular with Indonesian travellers. The Palu River Bridge was at the entrance to the Palu River, a major watercourse 76

September 19, 2018 8:05 AM Police investigate possible anti-Muslim attack after car hits pedestrians outside mosque

The Met says "words were exchanged and comments of an Islamophobic nature were allegedly made by the group in the car". Officers were called to the Al-Majlis Al-Hussaini Islamic centre in Cricklewood, northwest London, following reports that a car had collided with three people at around 12.35am on Wednesday. Scotland Yard said the driver failed to stop and officers 41

September 9, 2018 4:36 PM Payout for ex-scout leader after niqab Darth Vader row

A scout leader who was expelled from the movement for comparing a colleague canoeing in a niqab to Darth Vadar has accepted an out-of-court settlement. Brian Walker, 62, wrote to the Scout's magazine saying a leader taking girls canoeing in a niqab would "most likely drown" wearing "that Darth Vader tent". Mr Walker, who took legal action against the scouts 48

August 16, 2018 4:00 PM BBC investigates 'armed jihad call' at Didsbury Mosque

Two Islamic scholars have told the BBC that a sermon delivered at a mosque in Manchester, where suicide bomber Salman Abedi worshipped, called "for armed jihad." The BBC has obtained the recording of Friday prayers at Didsbury mosque in December 2016, six months before Abedi killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert. The preacher denies calling for armed 32

August 12, 2018 11:54 PM Turkey pledges action to calm markets

Turkey has pledged it will take action to calm markets after the lira plunged to a new record low in Asian trading. The details would be unveiled shortly, the country's finance minister told Turkish newspaper Hurriyet. "From Monday morning onwards our institutions will take the necessary steps and will share the announcements with the market," Berat 62

June 17, 2018 6:00 AM York set to celebrate Refugee Week

EVENTS will be held in York next week to mark the contribution of refugees to the UK. Refugee Week is held around the country from Monday, June 18 to 24, and the celebrations in York are considered among the largest and most vibrant in the country. Clea Grady, who moved to the UK seven years ago, is one of the organisers of the York events, and said they were important 35

May 17, 2018 10:26 AM A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world began fasting on Thursday from sunrise to sunset for the month of Ramadan, a time of contemplation, fortitude and intense worship. People walk in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims 39

April 24, 2018 11:43 PM Top Foreign Office official apologises after causing offence by mistaking a major Sikh temple for a mosque

A top Foreign Office official has apologised after causing offence by mistaking a major Sikh temple for a mosque. Sir Simon McDonald, permanent under-secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, made the embarrassing gaffe in a tweet on Monday. He referred to a picture of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, as the ‘Golden Mosque’. Bhai Amrik Singh 36

April 21, 2018 8:27 AM Malaysian police say Palestinian gunned down in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysian police say a Palestinian man was fatally shot by two assailants on a motorbike as he was heading to a mosque for dawn prayers. Palestinian websites have identified him as a relative of a senior official in the Gaza branch of the Islamic Jihad group. Palestinian Ambassador Anwar H. Al Agha is quoted by the New Straits 30