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Young Syrian refugees bring Lear to life in the desert

Under a huge white tent in the desert dust of Jordan, 100 Syrian refugee children, their own lives blighted, rehearse King Lear, one of Shakespeare's great tragedies.

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Indonesia bans Hollywood epic 'Noah' over Islamic concerns

Indonesia has banned Hollywood biblical epic "Noah" starring Russell Crowe, censors said Tuesday, the latest Muslim country to stop the film being screened due to concerns it contradicts Islamic values.

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Egypt's Alexandria library in world's top 20: Fodor's

Alexandria's library has been selected as one of the 20 best in the world by the leading travel guide Fodor's.

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Apple files appeal in e-book antitrust case

Apple is telling a U.S. appeals court in New York that a judge's finding that it violated antitrust laws by manipulating electronic book prices "is a radical departure" from modern antitrust law that will "chill competition and harm consumers" if allowed to stand.

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Egyptian writer may face jail for accusations of defaming religion

Egyptian writer and human rights activist Karam Saber will stand before a Beni Suef misdemeanor court on Tuesday to hear the decision regarding his appeal of a five-year sentence received last May on charges of defamation and contempt of religion.

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