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Church Of England To Discuss Blessing For Same-Sex Couples

The Church of England will debate holding services for same-sex couples for the first time, BBC News reports. The church’s ruling general synod will discuss holding official services, after a couple has married in a secular ceremony, or formed a civil partnership. Same-sex marriages in Anglican churches are banned in England and Wales, though they began in Scotland this year. ...

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Church Of England To Discuss Blessing For Same-Sex Couples

The Church of England will debate holding services for same-sex couples for the first time, BBC News reports. The church’s ruling general synod will discuss holding official services, after a couple has married in a secular ceremony, or formed a civil partnership. Same-sex marriages in Anglican churches are banned in England and Wales, though they began in Scotland this year. ...

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Mother’s Home Lab Spurs Peru To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Lawmakers in Peru have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to legalize medical marijuana, allowing cannabis oil to be locally produced, imported and sold, The Guardian reports. In a vote of 68-5, Peru’s Congress approved the bill, which will be written into law in 60 days, once regulations for producing and selling cannabis have been set out. Alberto de ...

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Billionaire Seen As Next Prime Minister As Czech Republic Votes For New Parliament

Czechs voted Friday in an election expected to hand power to businessman Andrej Babis, who has won popular support by pledging to sweep aside traditional parties, boost investment and keep out refugees, Reuters reports. However, Babis faces a criminal probe for suspected fraud. The central European country has enjoyed rapid economic growth, a balanced budget and the lowest unemployment in ...

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Irish-Egyptian Detained For 4 Years Finally Released in Egypt

An Irish-Egyptian man that was detained for more than four years by Egypt was released on Friday after he was acquitted on charges related to a 2013 Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo, according to The Guardian. Ibrahim Halawa’s lawyer, Darragh Mackin, announced the release on Friday a month after an Egyptian court acquitted him of charges that included murder, arson, ...

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Lebanese Court Sentences Man To Death In Connection To Gemayel Assassination

Lebanon’s top court sentenced Habib Shartouni to death in connection to the assassination of President-elect Bashir Gemayel in 1982— a critical point in Lebanon’s 15-year civil war, Reuters reported on Friday. Member of the Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party (SSNP) Shartouni admitted to being involved in the bombing killing Gemayel and stood trial in absentia after escaping prison in 1990 following ...

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Trump Claims Terror Is the Cause Of Surge In UK Crime

President Donald Trump linked the rise in crime in the United Kingdom to terrorism and implored Americans to remain cautious as militants continue to spread terror to the West, Fox News reported. “Just out report: ‘United Kingdom crime rises 13 percent annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.’ Not good, we must keep America safe!” Trump tweeted. Trump’s remarks come ...

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