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The full panel overturned a previous decision in favor of an actress who had been defrauded into participating in the project as a case of unconstitutional "prior restraint" because " copyright law is not intended to protect people from the type of harm Garcia claimed to have suffered": "Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said Malaysia and Indonesia ... said the two countries 'greed to provide them temporary shelter provided that the resettlement and repatriation process will be done in one year by the international community'": Appreciative of the liberty modern life accords women, Huda Jawad "never dared to open" the Qur'an until she learned how to "critically engage with it", embarking on the "thrilling experience [of] a direct and unmediated conversation with God" that ignited a "passion for Islamic feminism" ... ... while in Egypt, "feminists differ over whether laws need to be reformed to better reflect the original Islamic jurisprudence or whether the religiously-based laws should be tossed out all together": "In the euphoria and sense of relief that followed my release, one important fact seems to have been lost: that all three of us are still on trial on nonexistent evidence, and that I am in danger of being convicted once again for the same baseless charges" -- Peter Greste: "Libya, which has descended into near anarchy since NATO warplanes helped rebels overthrow Gaddafi in a 2011 civil war, is now the third big stronghold for the Sunni Islamist group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, which declared a Caliphate to rule over all Muslims from territory it holds in Syria and Iraq": The terrorist state's seizure of a famed archaeological site refutes speculation that they are in retreat:

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