'Newsweek' Retracts Quran Desecration Story

Protesters and signs at an anti-U.S. demonstration in Bombay, May 16. Reuters.

Protesters and signs at an anti-U.S. demonstration in Bombay, May 16, sparked by a Newsweek item on interrogations at Guantanamo Bay. Reuters hide caption

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Newsweek says it is retracting its report that a copy of the Quran was flushed down a toilet by U.S. personnel at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during an interrogation. The original report drew significant criticism from the U.S. government and was blamed for deadly protests in Afghanistan.

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