Canadian paper apologizes for erroneous story

A Canadian newspaper apologized Wednesday for publishing an erroneous story last week alleging that the Iranian parliament had passed a law that would require Jews and Christians to wear badges identifying them as religious minorities in public. Iran's conservative parliament last week began debating a draft law that would discourage women from wearing Western clothing and encourage citizens to wear Islamic-style garments. The measure provoked outrage outside Iran after the National Post, a conservative national daily, reported last Friday that the bill included provisions requiring Jews, Christians and other non-Muslims to wear a patch of colored cloth on the front of their garments - in a chilling throwback to Nazi Germany, when Jews were forced to wear the yellow Star of David.