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Thousands of Yazidi women sold as sex slaves 'for theological reasons', says Isil

Article in Islamic State's English-language online magazine Dabiq not only admits selling Yazidi women into sex slavery but justifies it according to the theological rulings of early Islam<p>Islamic State jihadists have given detailed theological reasons justifying why they have taken thousands of …

Yazidis

Bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops signaled a radical shift in tone Monday about accepting gays into the church, saying they had gifts to offer and …

ISIS militants march on despite airstrikes, international outrage

<b>(CNN) —</b> Despite airstrikes and international outrage against ISIS militants, the terror group is overrunning Iraqi forces and slowly marching on toward a province on Baghdad's doorstep. And as alarming developments piled up over the weekend, Iraqi forces threatened to flee if the U.S. military does …

U.N., OSCE call for warring sides to abide by Ukraine ceasefire

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Ukrainian government forces and rebel fighters to respect a fragile ceasefire following the death of a Swiss Red Cross worker in shelling in eastern Ukraine.<p>The humanitarian worker, identified as Laurent DuPasquier, 38, by the International Committee of …

Tories plan to withdraw UK from European convention on human rights

Chris Grayling says Conservative government would withdraw if parliament failed to secure right to veto Strasbourg court rulings<p>Read the full Tory strategy paper on human rights legislation<p>A future Conservative government would be prepared to withdraw from the European convention on human rights if …

Scotland will refuse to accept British Bill of Rights

SNP ministers say they will resist any move by the Tories to withdraw Scotland from the remit of the European Convention on Human Rights.<p>Scotland would remain subject to the European Convention on Human Rights even if Westminster follows through its threat to withdraw, SNP ministers have said amid …

Human Rights

In 1945, The Pentagon Estimated That 204 Atomic Bombs Could Destroy The Soviet Union

World War II had ended with grisly evidence of what atomic warfare actually was. But just weeks after its end, the Pentagon was already hypothesizing about what an entire wave of nuclear attacks could achieve.<p>American defense planners came up with the following "estimated bomb requirements for the …

Military

The White House Hopes This Ad Will Stop Sexual Assault On College Campuses

As that particular statistic has gained mass amounts of media attention, The White House, among many others, has taken a firm stance on the issue. President Obama first created a White House Task Force to stop sexual assault in colleges. Now he and Vice President Joe Biden have announced the launch …

Is Kim Jong Un no longer in charge? - CNN Video

North Korea's No. 2 official visits South for rare talks at close of Asian Games

North Koreans meet with Seoul official in rare opportunity for the bitter rivals to hold talks after a long period of tensions<p>North Korea's presumptive No. 2 led members of Pyongyang's inner circle on a rare trip Saturday to South Korea for the close of the Asian Games, with the rivals holding …

Hong Kong police arrest 19 in protest clash

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong arrested 19 people, some believed to have organized crime ties, during a night of running brawls stretching into Saturday …

Pro-Russia rebels attempt to seize Donetsk airport in Ukraine

Fighting for the airport has intensified threatening to derail a truce declared on 5 September<p>Pro-Russia rebels attempted to seize a key airport in eastern Ukraine on Friday despite fierce resistance from government forces.<p>An Associated Press reporter saw three rebel tanks firing their cannons at …

Ebola Healthcare Workers Are Dying Faster Than Their Patients

When Dr. Olivet Buck became the fourth Sierra Leone doctor to die from Ebola after she was denied evacuation, the third American healthcare worker to …

Arrival of Russian cossacks sparks fears in Bosnia

Cossack group led by man who commanded unit in Crimea is taking part in re-enactments a day before key election<p>There is growing concern in Sarajevo over the arrival in the Serb-run half of Bosnia of a band of Russian cossacks, after it emerged that the group’s leader had commanded a cossack unit in …

Isis video shows murder of British hostage Alan Henning

• Briton had gone to Syria to help victims of conflict • Militants say US citizen Peter Kassig will be next to die<p>Islamic State militants have released a video depicting the murder of British aid convoy volunteer Alan Henning, three weeks after warning that he would be the next to die.<p>Henning is …

U.N. Resolution Passed to Protect Human Rights of Homosexuals

The second-ever U.N. resolution condemning violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people was adopted by the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday. The resolution, drawn up by Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, with strong support from the U.S., passed …

Human Rights

Stalingrad: the crushing of the Reich

Peter Caddick-Adams explains how the Soviet Union managed to inflict a decisive defeat on Hitler's forces in what would come to be known as the …

Hong Kong surprises itself with the exuberance and spontaneity of protests

Sight of police wearing helmets and respirators unfamiliar and chilling to many, even before teargas was deployed<p>“Did you ever think you would see anything like this in Hong Kong? I never thought I would see anything like this in Hong Kong,” a resident marvelled as we rounded the corner of the …

Japanese volcano eruption survivors tell heartbreaking stories of victims

Hikers caught in the open on Mount Ontake were buried alive by ash or battered to death by falling rocks, survivors say<p>Japanese rescuers resumed a grim operation to recover bodies on Monday after 31 people were believed killed in a volcanic eruption, as survivors told of seeing hikers die when …

As China's Economic Might Grows, So Do Fears About Country's Poor

BEIJING – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba stormed international markets last week to become the largest initial public offering in U.S. history. But the staggering amounts of money involved have shone a light on the widening gap between the super rich and the extremely poor in the world’s second …

China

Terrible choices people had to make during the Second World War

Laurence Rees, whose book is based on interviews with people who faced terrible Second World War choices, asks what we can learn from these …

One in 10 Church of England bishops 'could be secretly gay' – says bishop

Bishop of Buckingham claims as many as a dozen of his colleagues could be trapped in the “episcopal closet” because of power wielded by tiny “reactionary clique” in Church of England<p>A serving bishop has issued a stinging public denunciation of “duplicity and hypocrisy” in the Church of England over …

14 Ways to Be a Happier Person

Sometime this morning, during your shower or at breakfast, you probably did a mental run-through of your day. You decided when you’d tackle various …

On the same side: homosexuals during the Second World War

Stephen Bourne reveals some of the varied experiences of homosexuals who served in the armed forces during the Second World War...<p><i>This article first</i> …

Doubts about Western Balkans as 'safe countries of origin' | DW | 19.09.2014

Alexander, a client of Frankfurt lawyer Reinhard Marx, is severely traumatized, Marx says.<p>The 24-year-old Roma is seeking asylum after fleeing …

Delayed Jerusalem gay pride march goes ahead

Delayed twice by the recent Gaza war, Jerusalem held its annual gay pride parade on Thursday.<p>The march, which featured several thousand people, passed off without incident.<p>Now in its 13 year, commentators say the Jerusalem parade is smaller than the one held each year in more liberal Tel Aviv.