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Is Religion 'Old-Fashioned' and 'Out of Date'?

The downsides of using poll data to understand the arc of history<p>In one of the most ambiguous poll questions ever, Gallup has asked Americans to once again act as a tenuous bellwether for the impending death of religion. In a May survey, more than 1,000 people were asked to pick between two vague …

Islamist Turkish Politician: ‘Christianity Is No Longer a Religion’

“Christianity is no longer a religion.”<p>That’s the assessment offered by the former environment and urban planning minister in Turkey speaking to a gathering sponsored by the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP).<p>“Christianity is no longer a religion. It’s a culture now. But that is not what …

Politicians Patently Reject ‘In God We Trust’ Plaque: ‘We Are Disrespecting Other Religions’

Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County Council voted Tuesday night against placing a plaque in its chambers that would have included the words “In God We Trust.”<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>Council members rejected the placement of the national motto in an 8-6 vote, according to KDKA-TV. All opposing ballots …

U.S. courts skeptical Arab allies in Islamic State fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After threatening to destroy and degrade Islamic State militants, the United States will court skeptical Gulf Arab allies this week and consider expanding training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels to lead the fight against the jihadists.<p>Militant Islamist fighters take …

Obama to reveal 'game plan' in ISIS fight

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama will address the country Wednesday to explain to the nation "what our game plan is going forward" in the fight against ISIS.<p>In an interview that aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Obama expressed confidence that the United States, with help from regional …

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One in 10 girls sexually abused, says UN report

<b>About 120 million girls around the world - slightly more than one in 10 - have been raped or sexually assaulted by the age of 20, a UN report says.</b><p>The children's agency Unicef also says 95,000 children and teenagers - most of them in Latin America and the Caribbean - were murdered in 2012 alone.<p>It …

Latin America

NATO allies agree to take on Islamic State threat

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they …

Acid victims' photo shoot draws attention in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official …

Poll: 70 percent of Americans want the government to quit trying to restrict abortion

<b>(Debra Sweet)</b><p>Despite heated political rhetoric, most Americans have nuanced views on abortion and believe it’s a personal thing<p>Katie McDonough<p>August 19, 2014 9:14pm (UTC)<p>It was right before the 2008 elections that I found myself, almost by accident, talking to a friend's mother about abortion and …

Stumbling into the 'marriage gap'

One afternoon following the muddled 2000 presidential election, Page Gardner sat in her basement home office, poring over the returns and hunting for clues in who voted for whom, and why.<p>The one pattern that she kept seeing — and couldn’t let go of — could prove pivotal 14 years later in this …

Alabama teenager sent home from school over dyed-red hair | Reuters

(Reuters) - An Alabama teenager with dyed-red hair was sent home from school by her principal over concerns that her mane was too bright and distracting, the girl’s mother said on Friday.<p>Hayleigh Black, a 15-year-old student at Muscle Shoals High School in northwestern Alabama, had been dyeing her …

New Indian leader Modi raises issue of rape on Independence Day

India's new leader marked his first Independence Day in power Friday with a strongly worded speech urging the nation to confront the issue of rape following a series of highly publicized assaults.<p>“When we hear about incidents of rape, our heads hang in shame,” Prime Minister<p>Narendra Modideclared, …

India

Daily hits and misses in pop culture

'Screaming, banging' reveals 35 trapped in U.K. container

More than 35 people, including several children, were found crammed inside a shipping container on a freighter at an Eastern England dock Saturday morning, according to multiple media outlets.<p>One man died from the conditions discovered at the Tilbury Docks near Essex, England, after dockworkers …

Rockets fired as Israel and Palestinian factions 'renew ceasefire'

Palestinians and Israelis agree to five day extension of truce, Egyptian Foreign ministry says, but further exchange of rockets reported<p>Israel and Palestinian factions negotiating in Cairo have agreed to extend a truce for five more days to allow them to reach a lasting agreement to end the …

Israel

94 killed in 3 days of Ukraine fighting

A pro-Russian rebel leader in one eastern Ukrainian city resigned and shells reportedly rocked another rebel-held area Thursday as the Ukrainian military kept up its deadly offensive to retake separatist strongholds.<p>The latest developments come after weeks of heavy fighting that is said to have …