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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
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Indonesian Islamic parties consider a coalition

JAKARTA, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- One of Indonesia's main Islamic political groups the United Development Party said it will seek a broad coalition of Islamic parties to put forward a presidential candidate for next year's election.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
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Michelle Obama, daughters lunch with Bono at Irish pub

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters enjoyed lunch at a Dublin-area pub Tuesday with Bono during a whirlwind visit to Ireland.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
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Turkey asked to reopen hotel fire probe

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Turkey's leader is being asked to demand a presidential investigation of the 1993 Madimak hotel massacre that killed 37 people.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
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Rushdie: 'Outrage machine' behind protests

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The protests against an obscure anti-Muslim video made in the United States have been whipped up by the "outrage machine," Salman Rushdie says.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
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Rushdie: Protests 'stifled free speech'

Rushdie: Protests 'stifled free speech'

NEW DELHI, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Author Salman Rushdie said Tuesday Muslim protests that led to cancellation of his video appearance at an Indian literature festival "stifled free speech."
Rushdie says he was lied to about threats

Rushdie says he was lied to about threats

JAIPUR, India, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Indian-born author Salman Rushdie says he believes police lied to him about hit men having been hired to kill him if he attended the Jaipur literary festival.
Rushdie cancels festival talk amid threats

Rushdie cancels festival talk amid threats

MUMBAI, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- British author Salman Rushdie says he won't speak at India's Jaipur literature festival as planned because he has been threatened and fears for his life.
Muslims angered by Rushdie invitation

Muslims angered by Rushdie invitation

JAIPUR, India, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Indian Muslims want the Jaipur Literary Festival to withdraw an invitation to Salman Rushdie, a writer who has angered many fellow Muslims.
Vaclav Havel, an appreciation

Vaclav Havel, an appreciation

PARIS, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- In a lifetime in journalism one meets many famous people and political leaders of great power and presence. But Vaclav Havel stands out as unique.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Facebook gives Rushdie back his name

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- British-Indian writer Salman Rushdie was briefly forced to go by his unused first name, Ahmed, on his Facebook account, due to the Web site's identity policy.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.
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Rushdie fatwa in effect, ministry says

Rushdie fatwa in effect, ministry says

TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The execution order for writer Salman Rushdie remains valid even though the issuing cleric has died, the Iranian foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Rushdie book to be adapted for film

TORONTO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- "The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie will help adapt his book "Midnight's Children" for the screen, a Canadian filmmaker says.
Salman Rushdie wins Joyce award

Salman Rushdie wins Joyce award

DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- University College Dublin reportedly has honored Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie with its James Joyce Award.
Rushdie doesn't regret writing 'Verses'

Rushdie doesn't regret writing 'Verses'

LONDON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Indian-British author Salman Rushdie said he doesn't regret writing "The Satanic Verses," a book so controversial he had to dodge death threats for years.
Rushdie wins apology from ex-bodyguard

Rushdie wins apology from ex-bodyguard

LONDON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Author Salman Rushdie reportedly has won an apology in London High Court from a former bodyguard who made false claims against him.
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