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1 hr ago | Blackburn Citizen

A 2,000 donation to Blackburn cancer information pod

THE Chasa Muslim Welfare Society has donated A 2,000 from its interest fund to Macmillan Cancer Support after having a look at the specialist cancer information pod at the Royal Blackburn Hospital .

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5 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Iraqi jihadists order genital mutilation of all women

Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said Thursday.

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7 hrs ago | Salisbury Journal

52 priests defrocked for sex abuse

More than 50 priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for clerical sex abuse over the past 13 years, it has been reveale More than 50 priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for clerical sex abuse over the past 13 years, it has been revealed.

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11 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

Sudanese Christian woman arrives in Rome

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan for apostasy but subsequently pardoned, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.

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Related Topix: Prison, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church

13 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Officials announce StubHub arrests

Police arrested seven people tied to a $1.6-million international fraud that used stolen credit cards to buy tickets through the StubHub online market to thousands of events, including Yankees baseball games, Broadway shows and Jay-Z concerts.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

15 hrs ago | The Indian Express

China plans railway to India, Nepal borders by 2020

China plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Buddhism,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

'Red Flag' warning, Pioneer Day fireworks have crews on alert

Fire crews were at the mercy of both nature and humankind as they braced for what could be a hellish Pioneer Day throughout Utah.

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Related Topix: Fire, Utah, Weather, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Tooele County, UT, Tooele, UT

KRMG-AM Tulsa

NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

Bryan Caputo, second left, consults with his attorney Reginald Sharpe, left, with co-defendant Daniel Petryszyn, right, during arraignment proceedings in New York state Supreme Court, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

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

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

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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Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Episcopal Church, Agriculture, Science

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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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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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

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