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Sharing teddy hugs with the world
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Sharing teddy hugs with the world

From 1999 Teddies for Tragedies (TFT) have been knitting and delivering bears to children suffering disaster over the world. International Co-ordinator Gisele M. Toth explains, “The teddies are often the first toy the children receive, if not the only toy they will ever have in their lives.” Leonie Ann Garlick […]

Terrorist threats in France
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Terrorist threats in France

With France’s recent public ban on the burka, the female Muslim attire that covers the face and body, fear of extremist action in France is growing. al-Qaeda threatened France with revenge if the burka was prohibited and numerous bomb threats have followed the ban. France’s intelligence agency discovered one woman’s […]

Peaceful protestors arrested in Zimbabwe
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Peaceful protestors arrested in Zimbabwe

83 activists were detained during a protest in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, on Monday, 20 September. The two groups, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (MOZA), organized around parliament to confront issues with policing and community safety. Protestors offered Zimbabwean police a list of demands to […]

Behind the veil
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Behind the veil

  The term ‘hijab’ comes from the Arabic root ‘hayaba’ which encompasses several meanings, all revolving around the idea of ‘hiding’ ‘obscuring vision’ or ‘separating’. In the Arabic language, the use of the same root leads to words such as ‘curtain’ and ‘screen’.   Daniel Fernandez García   A first […]