Strangely Enough

Grime Wave? Rising Tide?

Law enforcement officials across the country are puzzled over a crime wave targeting an unlikely item: Tide laundry detergent.

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March 15, 2012

Death Made Illegal In Italy Town

Since the start of the month it has been illegal to die in Falciano del Massico, a village of 3,700 people some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Naples in southern Italy.

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March 15, 2012

World’s Strongest Men

They call themselves “strongmen” and they recently descended on the tiny municipality of Abu Dhabi, in the UAE, to participate in the WSF World Strongman Championship.

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February 18, 2012

Synagogue Inside a Mosque

The only unusual detail: This synagogue is a mosque.

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February 2, 2012

Tiny Qatar Wielding Powerful Political Punch

From its startling winning bid to host the 2022 soccer World Cup and mediating roles in Middle East and African conflicts to its role leading Arab efforts to isolate Syria, tiny Qatar is aspiring to an ambitious role: global powerbroker.

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January 19, 2012

Grub

Grub, in entomology, familiar term for the larval stage of certain beetles. Most specifically, the term is used for larvae with soft, thick bodies, well-developed heads, and legs on the thorax but not on the abdomen. In general, grubs tend to be pale in color. They are usually slow-moving and many are soil dwellers. Similar […]

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November 3, 2011

Al Jazeera Launches Sports News Network

Al Jazeera Television has launched the Middle East’s first 24-hour sports news channel.

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November 3, 2011

Tunisia’s Ennahda May Back Open Economy

Tunisian Islamists who won a historic election victory this week are expected to promote business-friendly economic policies but Europe’s economic woes could favour Gulf investors in the short term, analysts say.

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October 27, 2011

A Thirst for Blood

There is a fine line that separates man from mere beast.

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October 27, 2011

Wham Bam Islam!

Trailer for Wham Bam Islam!

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October 6, 2011

Keith Olbermann Covers Wall Street Occupation

Media blackout on Wall Street Protests?

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October 6, 2011

Polygamy the Key to Long Life!

Want to live a little longer? Get a second wife.

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October 6, 2011

Congressman’s Apology to Muslims

Mike Quigley knows about cheap shots on ice. Now he’s an expert on being blindsided on the Internet and cable TV.

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September 29, 2011

Saudis Turn Mecca into Vegas

Historic and culturally important landmarks are being destroyed to make way for luxury hotels and malls, reports Jerome Taylor

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September 29, 2011

Head of Arab Broadcaster Al Jazeera Resigns

The head of Arab TV channel Al Jazeera said on Tuesday he was leaving the network,

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September 22, 2011

Astronomer Threatened with Lawsuit for Doubting Eid Moon Sighting

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al-Asheikh in his Friday sermon at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh described those who doubted the moon sighting as “motivated and deviated people with foul mouths.”

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September 8, 2011

The Horizontal Expansion

It’s been just over a week since the Holy Month of Ramadan ended, however the effects of the holiday can already be seen on the waistlines of countless denizens of Kuwait.

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September 8, 2011

Test of Faith

Last year, Wellesley Middle School students on a field trip were filmed praying in a Roxbury mosque. After being battered by nationwide criticism, why is the public school still determined to stand by its religion curriculum?

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September 8, 2011

Gulf Perfumers Smell Opportunity

From Dubai boutiques to sales clerks offering samples, there’s no shortage of fragrances lingering in the air, part of a tradition dating back thousands of years.

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September 8, 2011

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