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  • Displaced Iraqi Christian girls who fled with their parents from the Christian village of Hamdania near Mosul province in Iraq, play by their balloons at a temporary shelter for the displaced Christian families in Ainkawa, a suburb of Irbil, with a majority Christian population, Iraq, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Around 2,000 Christians had entered the Kurdish city of Irbil by Thursday morning, June 26. A Christian official there said the Kurdish region is the only part of Iraq where Christians are protected from violence. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    HUSAIN: Fleeing Iraqi Christians find safe haven at the Shrine of Imam Ali

    In a statement earlier this week, the shrine of Imam Ali announced that “it is ready to host the Christian families who departed their houses in fear of being killed by what is so called the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.”

  • Actor Sean Astin acknowledges applause from the audience in Handley High School's Patsy Cline Theatre Friday, May 2, 2014 after he crowned his daughter Alexandra Louise Astin Queen Shenandoah for the 87th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Va. One of her first acts as queen was knighting her grandfather John Astin as knight minister of the festival.  (AP Photo/The Winchester Star, Jeff Taylor)

    Virginia festival queen has acting bloodline

    Actor Sean Astin has crowned his daughter Alexandra as queen of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival - a role he said she was made for.

  • Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali displays his signature fight pose after honoring outstanding surgeons and physicians at St. Joseph's Hospital's Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Muhammad Ali: Boxing great to receive Liberty Medal

    Retired boxing great Muhammad Ali will visit Philadelphia to receive the Liberty Medal, an award recognizing his longtime role as a fighter outside the ring for humanitarian causes, civil rights and religious freedom.

  • FIFA medical chief changes opinion on headscarves

    A campaign to allow Muslim female soccer players to wear headscarves has been given a boost by the chairman of FIFA's medical committee withdrawing opposition.

  • Muhammad Ali cheered at 70th birthday bash in Ky.

    Muhammad Ali soaked in familiar cheers and chants along with a rendition of "Happy Birthday" on Saturday night as friends and admirers celebrated the boxing champ's coming 70th birthday at a party in his Kentucky hometown.

  • Illustration: Dangerous drugs by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    BANEY: Rogue Internet drug sellers put us at risk

    In December 2009, my sister Ali decided to refill her supply of allergy medication, a drug she had taken for years, by using what she assumed was a legitimate Internet site. On Christmas Eve, after taking the drug, she became violently ill and suffered intense migraine headaches. Ali had thought she was buying her usual prescription medication. Unfortunately, her trusted medicine is not what she received.

  • FIFA's newest VP says 'get rid of this politics'

    FIFA's newest vice president says soccer's governing body must abandon its culture of political intrigue after a series of corruption scandals.

  • Illustration: Iran

    KAHLILI: Iranian regime: Israel's days are numbered

    The recent events in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries in the Middle East have had both the leaders of Iran and the Iranian people excited, but for completely different reasons.

  • Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, center, is surrounded by supporters in the Shi'ite city of Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Mr. al-Sadr, who led several Shi'ite uprisings against American forces in Iraq before going into exile in neighboring Iran almost four years ago, returned to Iraq Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)

    Anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr returns to Iraq

    Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who led several Shi'ite uprisings against American forces in Iraq before going into exile in neighboring Iran almost four years ago, returned to Iraq Wednesday.

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