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US pastor Terry Jones cancels Koran burning event

US pastor Terry Jones has called off plans by his small Florida church to burn hundreds of copies of the Koran on 9/11 attacks.

The plans had triggered a global travel warning from the US State Department and criticism from President Barack Obama.

The pastor said he was calling off the burning after the group behind a planned Islamic centre close to Ground Zero in New York agreed to relocate it.

President Barack Obama had warned Mr Jones the event would be "a recruitment bonanza" for al-Qaeda.

  • 09 Sep 2010
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