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Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, leader of group behind Bali bombings, to walk free early

Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, leader of group behind Bali bombings, to walk free early

The Indonesian cleric, who has served nine years in jail, is aged 81 and his health is poor.

  • by James Massola, Amilia Rosa & Karuni Rompies

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Nigeria invokes Trump in killing of marchers. Video shows pure violence
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Nigeria invokes Trump in killing of marchers. Video shows pure violence

When Nigerian soldiers opened fire on rock-throwing protesters, officials defended them, saying their forces had simply done what US President Donald Trump told American soldiers to do.

  • by Dionne Searcey and Emmanuel Akinwotu
As bad as a Muslim hate preacher: Ex Border Force boss wants Gavin McInnes banned from Australia
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As bad as a Muslim hate preacher: Ex Border Force boss wants Gavin McInnes banned from Australia

Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes has a record of making inflammatory remarks about Muslims, members of the LGBT community and feminists.

  • by Matthew Knott
'China needs to be brought to account': Federal MPs urge tough response to China's Muslim crackdown
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'China needs to be brought to account': Federal MPs urge tough response to China's Muslim crackdown

Liberal senator Eric Abetz said "interning a million people on the basis of religion sort of defies every single concept of basic human rights".

  • by Fergus Hunter
Bourke St: I am feeling nothing less than rage, alienation and despair
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Opinion

Bourke St: I am feeling nothing less than rage, alienation and despair

We must enjoy freedom of religion but not be too Muslim-looking, too Muslim-acting, even too Muslim-thinking.

  • by Randa Abdel-Fattah
'They are disgusting': Sinead O'Connor mouths off on 'white people'
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'They are disgusting': Sinead O'Connor mouths off on 'white people'

The Irish singer also tweeted about abuse she has received in recent days.

  • by Genevieve Rota
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Australia calls on China to end its 'alarming' mass detention of Muslims
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Australia calls on China to end its 'alarming' mass detention of Muslims

The remarks come as the Australia-China relationship shows signs of healing after a tumultuous period.

  • by Fergus Hunter
'Breaking down barriers': Canberra mosques open their doors
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'Breaking down barriers': Canberra mosques open their doors

Canberra's Islamic Centre was one of 30 mosques that took part in National Mosque Open Day.

  • by Andrew Brown
Sinead O'Connor has converted to Islam, changed her name
Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O'Connor has converted to Islam, changed her name

Singer Sinead O'Connor has announced she has converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada' Davitt.

Scott Morrison downplays Indonesian warning over Jerusalem shift
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Scott Morrison downplays Indonesian warning over Jerusalem shift

Despite negative public remarks from Indonesia, the Prime Minister said the issue is "not an issue of concern to them" as the two countries finalise a trade agreement.

  • by Fergus Hunter & Matthew Knott
Jerusalem decision could trigger Indonesian backlash: former ambassador
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Jerusalem decision could trigger Indonesian backlash: former ambassador

The former Australian ambassador to seven countries, including Indonesia, warns that moving Australia's Israeli embassy will upset Islamic nations.

  • by Deborah Snow