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12 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

EDL attends New York mosque rally

At least seven EDL supporters take part in protest after group’s leader reportedly turned away at airport

Iran grants bail to detained US hiker

Sarah Shourd will be allowed to leave Iran on $500,000 bail but still faces trial with two other Americans on spy charges …………………………………………………..

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Catherine Pepinster is looking forward to the Pope's visit, but not as much as some on the right of her religion would like

‘There’s nothing weird about being a Catholic and a liberal,’ says ‘Tablet’ editor

Catherine Pepinster tells Matthew Bell why the Catholic weekly is thriving………………………………….

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Lally in the Druid production 'The Well of the Saints'

Mick Lally: Co-founder of the Druid Theatre Company and actor best known for playing farmers in ‘Ballykissangel’ and ‘Glenroe’

To television viewers in Ireland, Mick Lally was forever associated with the role of Miley Byrne, an archetypal Irish farmer, in the Sunday-evening, soapy drama Glenroe. Lally’s gormless character had previously appeared in the Irish series Bracken, starring Gabriel Byrne………………

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US army ban on homosexuals is ruled unconstitutional

The battle for the equal treatment of gays and lesbians in the United States received a boost yesterday after a judge in California struck down as unconstitutional the Clinton-era “don’t-ask, don’t-tell” policy banning homosexuals from serving in the military………………………………………………………………….

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Palestinian prisoners denied visits

Convicts in Israeli jails not allowed to receive relatives during Eid holiday.

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid, a holiday that usually brings families together.

However, Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails find it difficult to receive visits from their relatives.

Human rights organisations say that while Israeli convicts are allowed family and home visits, Palestinians are denied even a phone call .

Al Jazeera’s Nour Odeh reports from the West Bank

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