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Monday, 31 January, 2000, 17:28 GMT
Egyptian village name changed after violence



The local council of a village in southern Egypt where recent violence between Muslims and Christians left more than twenty people dead, has decided to re-name it.

The village's name, el-Kusheh which can be translated in classic Arabic to mean to harbour emnity is to be changed to al-Salam which is Arabic for peace.

The fighting, earlier this month, began after an argument betwen a Muslim customer and a Christian shopkeeper.

It spread to surrounding villages, leaving a trail of destruction.

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