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A shooting outside a Copenhagen mosque after prayers to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan has left one person dead and at least two people injured, police said today.

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A suicide bomber struck a mosque in a Pakistani tribal region during Friday prayers, killing at least 40 people and wounding 85 others in the deadliest attack in the country in recent weeks, officials said.

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A member of the English Defence League has admitted spraying graffiti on a mosque in Hartlepool.

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EDL member admits mosque attack

A member of the English Defence League has admitted taking part in a spray paint attack on a mosque.

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Twenty-five thousand people attended a public funeral prayer in a Birmingham park for the three men killed protecting their community during last week's riots.

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