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1 hr ago | Al Bawaba

Wednesday's death toll in Gaza climbs to 56, total death toll reaches 680

The continued Israeli offensive across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday afternoon left 32 Palestinians dead , bringing the total number killed since midnight to 56 as world and local leaders scrambled to arrange a ceasefire.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Orthodox Church

5 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

MH17 crash 'punishment' for Malaysia Airlines offering alcohol,...

Part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, in a field in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.

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Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Islam, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

9 hrs ago | McClatchy

The bishop and Abe Lincoln: an example of religion's positive influence on politics

The Founding Fathers had good reasons for explicitly barring government from inserting itself into matters of religion.

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13 hrs ago | Banbridge Today

Tributes are paid to much loved Dean

Tributes expressing the loss felt at the passing of a 'unique and inspirational woman of faith' have been pouring in after news that Dromore-born Dean Lynda Patterson has died at her home in New Zealand.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Down County, Northern Ireland, World News, Anglican

Tue Jul 22, 2014

News Herald

Youths' 'blessing bags' offer help, hope to homeless

Many people may take for granted having those items in their homes. But what about those who don't have a home? Vivian is among a group of young people who decided to create and distribute what they're calling "blessing bags" through local Catholic parishes.

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Mediaite.com

Tom Petty Talks Religion: 'No One's Got Christ More Wrong than the Christians'

Tom Petty has a new song out called "Playing Dumb," and it's about the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal.

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KTEN-TV Denison

Lawmakers trash, give away mail from Warren Jeffs

More letters from Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of a polygamous sect, have streamed into the mailboxes of Utah legislators in recent months.

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Related Topix: FLDS, Woods Cross, UT

Canada.com

Iraqi Christians flee from Mosul after ISIS ultimatum: Covert to Islam, pay a tax or face death

Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul under threat from Islamic extremists described on Tuesday leaving behind all their possessions, as signs emerged that the crackdown on the minority was causing tensions between the radicals and Sunni allies in the insurgency.

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Religion News Service

Bishop Tony Palmer died on July 20, 2014, after a motorcycle accident.

Bishop Tony Palmer, a charismatic preacher who used a cellphone camera to record Pope Francis issuing an appeal for Christian unity between Catholics and evangelicals, died Sunday after a motorcycle crash in the United Kingdom.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, RNS, Pope Benedict XVI, Episcopal Church, Roman Catholic Church, Anglican

KRNV-TV Reno

Report finds Islamic plot to control UK schools

A British government investigation has found evidence that Muslim fundamentalists successfully gained control of some schools to promote aggressive religious values.

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Related Topix: Islam

Deseret News

Researching Family History: It's a day of a flood of family history records, documents

President Henry B. Eyring, first Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, stands outside the Salt Lake Temple.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

The Times of Israel

Alaskan immigrants trade grizzlies for Gaza rockets

Rebecca Scoggin lived in a lot of places growing up: Juneau, Nome, Fairbanks, Homer, Anchorage.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Israel, World News, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, Judaism

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Bangkok Post

Home away from home

As the holy month of Ramadan rounds its last corner, we visit the Muslim enclave of Ramkhamhaeng, an area that young people from the South now call home It is the final week of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Fasting, Health, Islam

Philly.com

Catholics flock to cathedral to venerate relic of John Paul II

In 2005, Melanie Krawiec of Oxford, Chester County, was experiencing the heartbreak of trying to have a second child but seeming unable to do so.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Philadelphia, PA, Ireland, World News, Poland, Pope Benedict XVI

The New Zealand Herald

Isis tells Christians to convert or face death

A Kurdish policeman stands guard while refugees fleeing Mosul head to the self-ruled northern Kurdish region in Irbil, Iraq.

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Sunherald.com

Philippine leader hit with impeachment complaint

File- In this July 15, 2014 file photo, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, talks to World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim during their meeting at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in suburban Manila, Philippines.

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Iol.co.za

Sako condemns Islamic State

The head of Iraq's largest church said on Sunday that Islamic State militants who drove Christians out of Mosul were worse than Mongol leader Genghis Khan and his grandson Hulagu who ransacked medieval Baghdad.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Iraq, World News, Middle East, The Christians, Roman Catholic Church

Jacksonville Daily News

Sometimes keeping the faith is difficult

It can show up in a variety of ways - from questioning a belief system, wondering why certain things happen in life, pondering the existence of a higher power or even turning away from a spiritual path altogether.

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Related Topix: Judaism, Jacksonville, NC

Sun Jul 20, 2014

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Teen hospitalized after buggy rear-ended

Teen hospitalized after buggy rear-ended A 13-year-old was taken to the hospital after his Amish cart was rear-ended by a Jeep.

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Related Topix: Amish, Huntsburg, OH

Examiner.com

Oriental Yellow Peril

Yellow Peril was a color metaphor for race that originated in the late 19th century with Chinese immigrants as laborers to various Western countries, especially North America.

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