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Feminism: From Ancient Rome to the Women’s Marc

Source: Britannica

By Adam Augustyn

Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster chose feminism as its 2017 Word of the Year, in response to both the massive Women’s Marches in American cities over the weekend following President Donald Trump’s inauguration and the scores of women who came forward to out famous and influential men for past and present sexual predation. 222 ord igjen

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Deputy to ISIS leader Baghdadi is sentenced to death by Iraqi court

Source: The Washington Post

By Mustafa Salim and

Tamer El-Ghobashy

BAGHDAD — A top aide to the leader of the Islamic State was sentenced to death by hanging by an Iraqi court Wednesday, becoming the highest-ranking member of the extremist group to be tried and sentenced in a court of law. 101 ord igjen

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Buddhist Temple, Now a Communist Shrine, Plants China’s Flag in Taiwan

Source: The New York Times

By Amy Qin

ERSHUI, Taiwan — It was bad enough, villagers thought, when the kindly Buddhist nuns were forced out of their historic temple and longtime home. 151 ord igjen

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Blackpool Tower rainbow lights to greet anti-LGBT US preacher

Source: The Guardian

BY Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent

Blackpool Tower will light up in rainbow colours this weekend in solidarity with LGBT people as Franklin Graham, the US conservative evangelical with links to Donald Trump and a track record of homophobic and Islamophobic comments, preaches at a Christian festival in the northern seaside town. 93 ord igjen

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Global faith leaders urge action over 'ignored millions' displaced by conflict

Source: The Guardian

BY Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent

More than 50 faith leaders around the world are calling on the international community to step up protection for people displaced from their homes by violence, conflict and disasters. 101 ord igjen

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'I lost my entire family to a cult': How one woman escaped Grace Road

Source: BBC News

A South Korean church which believes global famine is imminent has set up base in Fiji, where it’s gained considerable influence but faced growing allegations of abuse. 107 ord igjen

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In Israel, a Conservative rabbi’s arrest reopens religious freedom debate

Source: Religion News Service

By Yonat Shimron

HAIFA, Israel (RNS) — Congregation Moriah, this city’s only Conservative synagogue, offers Arabic classes, as well as occasional lessons on the Quran and the Torah led by its rabbi and a local sheikh. 110 ord igjen

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