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Labour’s Sadiq Khan, a critic of anti-Semitism in his party, elected first Muslim mayor of London

Labour’s Sadiq Khan, a critic of anti-Semitism in his party, elected first Muslim mayor of London

A self-described moderate Muslim, the son of a Pakistani-born bus driver will be the city’s first Labour mayor in eight years.

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United States

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James Gonzalo Medina, a Muslim convert, has had psychiatric problems since being in a serious car accident several years ago, his cousin claims.

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Israel & Middle East

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Israel Air Force destroys Hamas post after mortar fire

The strike Friday was the third retaliation in three days for mortar fire from the Gaza Strip amid an escalation that Israel blamed on Hamas mortar fire and terror tunnels.

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Sadiq Khan, who has campaigned hard in the Jewish community, would be the Muslim to hold the position.

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