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After Terrorist Attack, a British City Linked to Jihadis Winces and Asks Why

By KATRIN BENNHOLD and KIMIKO de FREYTAS-TAMURA March 26, 2017 BIRMINGHAM, England — Outside the Maasha’Allah internet cafe, Mohammed Hussain raised his voice over the recorded Quranic verses blaring from the abaya shop two doors down. He was furious that Britain’s latest terrorist attacker had amplified his city’s stigma. “Why do all the jihadis come ...

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At mealtime, honey bees prefer country blossoms to city blooms

Hungry honey bees appear to favor flowers in agricultural areas over those in neighboring urban areas. The discovery has implications for urban beekeepers and challenges assumptions that farmland and honey bees are incompatible, said authors of a new study from The Ohio State University. The team positioned honey bee colonies ...

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Going Home to Falluja, a City Slipping Back Into Turmoil

Times journalists are in Iraq’s Sunni heartland to evaluate rebuilding efforts after battles with the Islamic State. FALLUJA, Iraq — Iraqi forces had taken Falluja from the Islamic State months before, and Sabah Rashid was more than ready to return home. But the police warned him not to go. Fleeing ...

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1 dead after 2 explosions hit Japanese city; suicide suspected

Police officers investigate near a damaged wooden bench, right, following an explosion at a park in Utsunomiya, north of Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. One person is dead and at several people have been injured after two apparent explosions back-to-back in the city. Japanese media say the reported blasts occurred ...

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