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Muslim Identity In Europe

Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.

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The Two-Way

In U.K., Public Servants Stage Huge Strike

Angry about planned austerity measures that include cuts in their pensions, about 2 million teachers, ambulance drivers, tax collectors and others are expected to take part.

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