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The recent arrest in Sri Lanka casts a spotlight on Wahhabism in the eastern hotbed

KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – The Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-Arabian scholar for alleged links with Zahran Hashim, alleged leader of the Easter Sunday bombings, highlighting Salafi's increasing influence. Wahhabi Islam about the Muslims of the island. A mosque is located in the Center for Islamic Guidance in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka, on May 4, 2019. REUTERS / Danish …

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China's global construction boom puts questionable labor practices in the spotlight: NPR

A Chinese construction manager is seen building a Southern Expressway extension in Sri Lanka in November. The project is part of Beijing's massive belt and road initiative. Paula Bronstein / Getty Images Hide Caption Switch caption Paula Bronstein / Getty Images A Chinese site manager is seen building a Southern Expressway extension in Sri Lanka in November. The project is …

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Michigan arson gets second look with alleged Smollett hate crime in spotlight

Nikki Joly, a 54-year-old transgender man and gay rights activist, is accused of firing his house. (Jackson Police Department) The case of a Michigan transgender activist accused of setting fire to his house – with five pets – and lying is being accused of similar jokes on "Empire" Actor Jingie Smollett, who draws attention to high profile cases in which …

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Left Democrats steal the spotlight for 2020, but can centrists fight back? | US news

It was a story of two presidential attempts. Formally, she announced her candidacy for the 2020 Democratic nomination in Lawrence, a withered mill city with predominantly Hispanic populations, and declared US Senator Elizabeth Warren "the most corrupt." in living memory. The next day, Minnesota's Senator Amy Klobuchar, in snowy Minneapolis, called her roots in the Midwest, emphasizing unity and proposing …

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Bankruptcy Filing Shifts Spotlight on Sears's Pension Plans

Sears Holdings Corp.              's SHLD -23.83% decision to seek bankruptcy protection has brought new scrutiny to its underfunded pension plans. Sears's bankruptcy includes a tangle of deals that put it on the back burner Sears, which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, has two pension plans that held For comparison, the typical pension was 87.6% funded at …

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