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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
MOSCOW, Oct 10 (Reuters) - A member of punk band Pussy Riot was freed on appeal on Wednesday but a Moscow court upheld prison sentences for two others imposed over a raucous cathedral protest against Vladimir Putin, who said they had got the jail terms they deserved.
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Suzanne Nossel: Why Pussy Riot Matters
The singular attention being paid to Pussy Riot, which was front-page news when the group's two-year sentence was handed down in late August, is unique. In a world where human rights causes compete for attention, Pussy Riot managed to break through.
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More serious, than the threat of radical Islam is the fact that France is menaced by mounting racial tensions stoked by extremists on both sides.
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Evelyn Leopold: From Here to Timbuktu - The Story of Mali's Descent Into Disaster
Timbuktu conjures up images of remote parts of the earth and fabled ancient monuments. Now radical Islamic groups, with ties to al Qaeda, have taken over the north in Mali, destroying monuments and torturing civilians in a brutal interpretation of Sharia law.

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