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An Afghanistan appeal court has upheld 20-year jail terms for two men who published a translation of the Koran. The prosecution said the translation contained mistakes and called for the defendants to be executed. The men were convicted of modifying the Muslim holy book into Persian while not including the original Arabic text. Critics have […]

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The Times of London reports: Poland today promised to track down and “punish” Taleban terrorists who beheaded an engineer in Pakistan’s lawless North West Frontier Province. Piotr Stanczak, a geologist, was kidnapped four months ago while working in Attock district, close to North West Frontier Province, which is infested with Taleban. Minutes before his murder […]

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