Mike Corder
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/ 24 March 2008

Frenchman shatters world swimming record

Three days, three records. Alain Bernard set a world record in the 50m freestyle on Sunday after twice lowering the 100m freestyle mark in the previous two days at the European swimming championships. The muscular Frenchman swam 21,5 seconds to beat the time of 21,56 set last month by Eamon Sullivan of Australia.

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/ 28 November 2007

Trouble brewing over anti-Qur’an film

A Dutch conservative lawmaker said on Wednesday he is making a film to highlight what he describes as ”fascist” passages in the Qur’an, his latest high profile criticism of Islam. Wilders plans to depict parts of the Qur’an he says are used as inspiration ”by bad people to do bad things”.