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  • German president presses parties to form coalition for good of Europe after talks collapse

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Efforts to form a three-way governing coalition in Germany collapsed on Monday, pitching Europe's biggest power into political crisis, and its president told parties they owed it to voters and European neighbors to form a government.

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  • German president presses parties to form coalition for good of Europe after talks collapse

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Efforts to form a three-way governing coalition in Germany collapsed on Monday, pitching Europe's biggest power into political crisis, and its president told parties they owed it to voters and European neighbors to form a government.

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  • Most women in UK who have Islamic wedding miss out on legal rights

    Poll for Channel 4 documentary finds 61% have not had separate civil ceremony to make marriage legal under British law Six in 10 women in the UK who have had a traditional Muslim wedding ceremony are not in legally recognised marriages, depriving them of rights and protection, according to a survey. It found that nearly all married Muslim women have had a nikah, a religious marriage ceremony, but 61% had not gone through a separate civil ceremony which would make the marriage legal under UK law....

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  • India ruling party member offers bounty for director, star

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A member of India's Hindu nationalist ruling party has offered a 100 million rupee ($1.5 million) reward to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director o

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  • Zarrab trial in U.S. is a 'clear plot against Turkey', government says

    ANKARA (Reuters) - A U.S. court case against a wealthy Turkish gold trader is a "clear plot against Turkey" that lacks any legal basis, Ankara's government spokesman said on Monday, ratcheting up rhetoric ahead of a trial that has strained diplomatic relations.

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  • Real-life Jedi inspired by Star Wars claim to be 'peacekeepers of our entire universe'

    Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Church of Jediism founder Daniel Jones - inspired by Star Wars - explains why he believes it counts as a religion. Piers Morgan disagreed.

    International Business Times UK
  • BJP condemns member who offered reward for 'Padmavati' actress Deepika Padukone's head

    NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday ordered one of its senior members to apologise publicly after he offered a reward for anyone who beheaded Bollywood star Deepika Padukone for her role in "Padmavati", a movie whose portrayal of a Hindu queen and a Muslim conqueror has enraged Hindu activists.

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  • Raped at the age of four, Jehovah's Witness told 'not to report' child abuse

    Victims claimed they were advised not to report the crimes and that the religion protected perpetrators.

    International Business Times UK
  • Pakistani government given 3 days to clear Islamist rally

    A Pakistani court has granted the government three more days to find a way to clear an Islamist rally near the capital, Islamabad. Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Monday that he pleaded with the court, saying that any use of force could cause "instability" in the country. Two...

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  • Turkey detains 51 teachers over suspected links to coup

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Monday issued arrest warrants for 107 teachers for suspected ties to the U.S.-based cleric Ankara blames for orchestrating last year's coup, the Dogan news agency said.

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  • Syrian Kurdish militia attacks Turkish outpost in Syria's Idlib, no casualties

    ANKARA (Reuters) - The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia has attacked a Turkish military observation post in Syria's Idlib with mortars, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Monday, adding that there were no casualties.

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  • Scott Morrison: at least as many voters want religious freedom as marriage equality

    Treasurer tells ABC that parliament needs to legislate for all Australians, not just 61% who voted for same-sex marriage As many, and “probably” more, Australians want protection of religious freedoms than want same-sex marriage legalised, the treasurer, Scott Morrison, has said. In an interview on ABC’s 7.30, Morrison said same-sex marriage was a “done deal” and a “finished debate” but parliament now needed to legislate a bill for 100% of Australians, not just the 61.6% who voted for marriage...

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  • The lost medieval art of St Albans Cathedral

    fter the Dissolution of St Albans Abbey in 1539 every one of its ‘Popish’ images was obliterated. Layers of whitewash covered, among other things, a series of 13th and 14th century paintings on the squared-off piers of its Norman nave. Each had an image of the crucifixion and an image from the Virgin’s life on its west face, below which may have stood altars, and on its south face a later and much larger image of a saint.

    The Telegraph
  • Bollywood film faces attacks from Hindu groups

    A member of India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party has offered a 100 million rupee ($1.5 million) reward to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of the yet-to-be released Bollywood film “Padmavati” over its alleged handling of the relationship between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler.

    Washington Post
  • Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

    Cult slayings horrified world... (Top headline, 3rd story, link) Related stories:MANSON DEAD IN CALIFORNIA...One of America's most notorious killers...Psychopathic guru...Was serving 9 consecutive life sentences...

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  • The Latest: Suu Kyi blames conflicts on illegal immigration

    The Latest on an Asia-Europe foreign ministers meeting in Myanmar (all times local):

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  • The Latest: Suu Kyi blames conflicts on illegal immigration

    The Latest on an Asia-Europe foreign ministers meeting in Myanmar (all times local): Noon Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech that comes as her country is accused of violently...

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  • Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

    In the summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. In so doing, Charles Manson became the leering face of evil on front pages across America and rewrote the history...

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