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Russia’s Muslim community is divided over the Kremlin’s bombing campaign in Syria. Though disapproval finds little public expression, the air strikes are widening fissures in Russia’s fragile Islamic community.
No leader in Europe has ruled longer, and Alyaksandr Lukashenka is poised to extend his presidency for five more years as Belarus holds a presidential election.
Local reports suggest Iranians saw mysterious objects in the sky that in some cases were accompanied by the sound of explosions -- despite radio silence from Tehran over whether Russian missile failures landed in Iran.
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A Czech theater company is performing an interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth with a new main character: a power-hungry leader named Vladimir MacBetin. The director says the play draws on modern Russia to enact themes of violence, manipulation, and the pursuit of power.
It's estimated 1 million or more people will seek refuge in Germany in 2015, among them large numbers of children. This has placed a heavy burden on schools, where special "Welcome Classes" are beginning to teach the newcomers basic German. (Ray Furlong and Roman Kupka, RFE/RL)
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