Catholic Bishops at Synod on Family Rejects Gay-Friendly Policy Change; Undecided on Cohabitating and Remarried MembersSunday October 19th, 2014 12:56:22 PM
A two-week summit of Catholic bishops ended Saturday without a two-thirds consensus on even a revised and watered-down section on acceptance of gays and lesbians. Nor could the bishops decide whether divorced and remarried Catholics should receive Holy Communion.
Pakistan's Supreme Court Urged to Expedite Asia Bibi Hearing After Her Death Sentence for Blasphemy UpheldSunday October 19th, 2014 11:30:41 AM
The U.K.-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide has called on Pakistan's Supreme Court to be prompt in hearing the appeal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman and mother of five children whose death sentence for "blasphemy" was upheld by the Lahore High Court this week.
A watchdog group as well as the Syrian opposition have said fighters from the ISIS terror group are being trained to fly warplanes by former Iraqi military officers, raising fears that militants could be preparing to attack coalition aircraft.
The death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman and mother of five children, was upheld by the Lahore High Court in Pakistan on Thursday. Bibi has been convicted of blasphemy for drinking from the same bowl of water as Muslims and making derogatory comments about the prophet Muhammad.
Anglican Archbishop Welby Admits Force May Be Only Way to Defeat ISIS and Save Christians; Urges Religious Leaders to Oppose ExtremismFriday October 17th, 2014 12:07:52 PM
Archbishop of Canterbury and Church of England leader the Most Rev. Justin Welby has shared his views on the global war against terror group ISIS, and admitted that there may be no other choice but to use force to protect people under attack. He also called on religious leaders to stand up against religious extremism that seeks to justify violence.
'White Shroud' Guerrilla Group Claims to Kill 100 ISIS Militants; Islamic State Fighters Hunted by Syrian RebelsThursday October 16th, 2014 06:45:31 PM
Militants in the Islamic State terrorist group now have more to worry about than U.S.-led airstrikes and the Kurdish peshmerga fighters. An increase in guerrilla attacks on ISIS militants conducted by multiple Syrian rebel combat groups suggests the emergence of a guerrilla campaign in one of ISIS' most prominent strongholds in eastern Syria.
An earthquake registering a magnitude of 5.8 struck off the coast of Japan near Chiba on Wednesday. It was reported that the earthquake was felt as far away as Tokyo, and according to the U.S. Geological Survey's automated alert network, the quake struck at 4:53 UTC at a depth of 49km. No tsunami warning was issued.
After being found guilty of culpable homicide, the sentencing hearing of Oscar Pistorius continued on the morning of Oct. 16. Pistorius' team has been arguing for three days for a correctional supervision sentence with periods of house arrest, which will allow him to resume his athletics career. However, Gerrie Nel said that this was "shockingly inappropriate."
Ebola now has the potential to be transmitted through air, a breaking report from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy or CIDRAP at the University of Minnesota stated.
Escaped ISIS Captive: ISIS Showed Me Videos of My Neighbors' Beheadings, Put Lifeless Heads in Cooking Pots; Many Times I Thought of SuicideWednesday October 15th, 2014 09:00:45 PM
Testimonies from two Yazidi female teenagers who have escaped from the tight grip of the Islamic State detail their horrific experiences as ISIS captives. One of the girls, like many other ISIS captives, contemplated suicide before her eventual escape.
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