Posts with the category “religion”

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Americans & Attackers Reported Dead in Al Shabbab Attack on Lamu Base
January 5th, 2020
Americans & Attackers Reported Dead in Al Shabbab Attack on Lamu Base                     Sunday's Al Shabaab attack on a military base in Lamu killed three people, including a US service member and t...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Ancient Greeks Designed the Parthenon to Impress And Last
July 16th, 2019
Ancient Greeks Designed the Parthenon to Impress And Last Few monuments in the world are more recognizable than the Parthenon. Sitting atop a limestone hill rising some 500 feet above the Ilissos Vall...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Beirut summit: Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda
January 20th, 2019
Beirut summit: Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda Arab leaders have agreed a 29-item economic agenda in addition to encouraging the safe return of Syrian refugees to their homeland at the conc...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Kumbh Mela: The World's Biggest Gathering Of People
January 14th, 2019
Kumbh Mela: The World's Biggest Gathering Of People India's Kumbh Mela festival is billed as the world's biggest gathering of people. Between now and March organisers expect about 120 million pilgrims...  Read More
by James Koroma
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A.I. Can Help Us Understand The Roots Of Religious Violence
November 2nd, 2018
A.I. Can Help Us Understand The Roots Of Religious Violence Religion is often said to be at the root of the world’s conflicts, but what if mankind were simply naturally violent? How might we begin to ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishop appointment
September 22nd, 2018
Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishop appointment The Vatican on Saturday announced it had signed a "provisional agreement" with China on the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on a...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Ancient Egyptians Were Making Mummies Much Earlier Than Thought
August 17th, 2018
Ancient Egyptians Were Making Mummies Much Earlier Than Thought By the time pharaohs like King Tut ruled Egypt, mummification was a codified practice that had started in the Old Kingdom period around ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Denmark issues first face veil fine after tussle
August 4th, 2018
Denmark issues first face veil fine after tussle Police in Denmark fined a 28-year-old woman for wearing a full face veil, the first time a punishment was meted out since it became illegal on Wednesda...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Pope to oil execs: World must convert to clean fuel
June 9th, 2018
Pope to oil execs: World must convert to clean fuel Pope Francis has told oil executives the world should convert to renewable fuels, calling the continued search for fossil fuels "worrying".The pope ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women
June 4th, 2018
Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women Saudi Arabia started issuing its first driving licences to women weeks before the kingdom lifts a ban on female drivers. The general traffic directo...  Read More
by James Koroma
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India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12
April 21st, 2018
India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12 India's cabinet has approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Narendra Modi, the prime minister, held a...  Read More
by James Koroma
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South Sudan government believes relying on aid creates dependency syndrome
February 26th, 2018
South Sudan government believes relying on aid creates dependency syndrome One year after South Sudan briefly declared a famine, more than half of the people in the world's youngest nation face extrem...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Parents call for public execution of Pakistan paedophile serial killer
February 17th, 2018
Parents call for public execution of Pakistan paedophile serial killer A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Members Of Myanmar Security Forces Face Action Over Killings
February 11th, 2018
Members Of Myanmar Security Forces Face Action Over Killings Members of Myanmar's security forces will face legal action over the hacking and shooting deaths of Rohingya Muslims in restive Rakhine sta...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Breaking the Code of the Mysterious 15th-Century Voynich Manuscript
February 6th, 2018
Breaking the Code of the Mysterious 15th-Century Voynich Manuscript In 1639, Georg Baresch, an alchemist from Prague, revealed to the world a mystery that was recently dated to have existed as far bac...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Palestinian mobile startups welcome the benefits of 3G
January 25th, 2018
Palestinian mobile startups welcome the benefits of 3G Palestinian mobile providers began offering 3G plans in the occupied territories this week after an Israeli ban was lifted. Now, Palestinian star...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Dubai welcomes 2018 with a record-breaking laser and light show
December 31st, 2017
Dubai welcomes 2018 with a record-breaking laser and light show Huge crowds gathered to celebrate the start of 2018 in Dubai, as the Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building - served as the focal p...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Iran protests: Third day of anti-government rallies
December 30th, 2017
Iran protests: Third day of anti-government rallies Anti-government protests have continued for a third consecutive day in a number of cities across Iran, despite officials calling on citizens to avoi...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Palestine slams Israeli plan for new settlement units
December 25th, 2017
Palestine slams Israeli plan for new settlement units The Palestinian foreign ministry has denounced a new Israeli settlement construction plan, which includes the building of 300,000 housing units in...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Palestinian double amputee killed by Israeli sniper
December 16th, 2017
Palestinian double amputee killed by Israeli sniper Two days before he was killed, Ibrahim Abu Thurayyah filmed a message to the Israeli army. "I am passing a message to the Zionist occupation army,"...  Read More
by James Koroma
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World's 10 Weirdest Christmas Traditions
December 15th, 2017
World's 10 Weirdest Christmas Traditions Weird Christmas Traditions Japan: Eats KFC for ChristmasGreenland: Likes to eat raw whale skin and decomposed birdsWales: Parades the town carrying a horse sku...  Read More
by James Koroma
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The War of Words behind Happy Holidays
December 14th, 2017
The War of Words behind 'Happy Holidays' In recent years, the debate over whether to say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” has become as reliable a post-Thanksgiving tradition as the Black Friday ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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UN resolutions on occupied East Jerusalem
December 6th, 2017
UN resolutions on occupied East Jerusalem US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday, overturning decades of international consensus on the highly contested city, ...  Read More
by James Koroma