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Denmark Has a National Songbook. Should It Mention Ramadan?

“No, no, no! A Ramadan song doesn’t belong in the Danish High School Songbook,” tweeted the anti-immigrant Danish People’s Party. In an interview with the newspaper Berlingske, the Liberal Alliance’s Henrik Dahl accused the committee of “ideological signaling of multicultural views.” Mr. Bachiri said he saw this kind of criticism …

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Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

‘Serious irregularities’ at jail where Epstein died Attorney General William Barr criticized the management of the federal jail in Manhattan where the financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of sexually abusing girls, apparently hanged himself. “We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and …

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Hong Kong’s Leader Pleads for Order in a City on Edge

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s embattled leader on Tuesday pleaded for order after days of escalating chaos, mass protests and violent street clashes that have put the Asian financial hub on edge. In a news conference with combative reporters — a day after the city’s international airport was effectively shuttered …

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Photos Show the Devastation of Monsoons Ravaging India and Pakistan

NEW DELHI — Furious monsoon rains pounded India and Pakistan over the weekend, wiping away entire villages, submerging cities and leaving civilians desperately crouching on rooftops and, in one instance, frantically clutching onto a construction crane for rescue. In the south Indian state of Kerala, nearly 290,000 people were displaced …

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