Tag Archives: Mauritania

After California shooting, fears of Muslim harassment rise

NEW YORK (AP) — A severed pig's head was left outside a mosque in Philadelphia. An Islamic center in Florida was defaced. A Sikh temple in California was vandalized by…

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In 26 countries, girls more likely to be married off than go to high school – charity

By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Girls are more likely to be married off before their eighteenth birthday than enroll in secondary school in an "alarming" 26 countries,…

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Mauritanian anti-slavery activist loses appeal against jail

ALEG, Mauritania (Reuters) – A Mauritanian court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the country's leading anti-slavery campaigner to be released from jail, upholding a two-year sentence passed in January….

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Bomb in Thai capital kills 16, wounds 81

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre & Andrew R.C. Marshall BANGKOK (Reuters) – A bomb planted at one of the Thai capital's most renowned shrines on Monday killed 16 people, including three…