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Iraqi ‘Islamic State’ jihadists deny ordering genital mutilation of all women

Jihadi extremists who have taken over the Iraqi city of Mosul have denied ordering families to have their daughters undergo female genital mutilation in order to prevent “immorality” or face severe punishment, as claimed by a senior UN humanitarian official on Thursday. Supporters of the Islamic State (Isis), previously known as the…

Excommunicated Mormon feminist tells elders: ‘Do the right thing and reinstate me’

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – A Mormon feminist excommunicated from her religion after advocating for the ordination of women has appealed the ejection in a letter to the same panel of male church leaders who decided to oust her from the largely patriarchal faith. Kate Kelly, the…

GOP-led House committee votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took a step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers. In a partisan vote of 7-4, the House Rules Committee approved the legislation, setting it up for consideration by the…

Brooklyn woman accused of murder after neighbor’s dismembered body found

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Brooklyn woman faces murder charges in the killing of her neighbor whose dismembered body was discovered in New York near sites where other severed human limbs were found this month, police said on Thursday. Leah Cuevas, 42, was arrested on Wednesday and…

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after critical tweet

(Reuters) – A Minnesota man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent. Duff Watson said he was flying from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday and tried to board in a…

Alabama man sues hospital he claims ‘amputated’ penis instead of circumcising it

(Reuters) – An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday. Johnny Lee Banks Jr., 56, said in a lawsuit filed in state court earlier this week that no one…

Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer

Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said Wednesday that hunting for traces of pollution from distant worlds could provide the answer. Under certain conditions, astronomers in the next decade might be able to detect the presence of an industrialized alien society, according to a study…

Iraqis protest mistreatment of minority Christians by jihadists

Hundreds of people demonstrated Thursday in Arbil, capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, to condemn the forced displacement of Iraqi Christians and call for their protection. Muslims, Christians, displaced people and political parties took part in the protest outside UN offices in Arbil, some 350 kilometres (220 miles) north of…

Ukraine prime minister resigns over parliament coalition break up

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday resigned in protest at the disbanding of the ruling parliamentary coalition. “I announce my resignation in connection with the dissolution of the parliamentary coalition and the blocking of government initiatives,” a furious Yatsenyuk told parliament after several parties withdrew from the majority European…

Baby among nine dead as Israeli shell hits UN school in Gaza

At least nine people were killed, including a baby, when an Israeli shell slammed into a UN-run school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, an AFP correspondent said. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra put the toll as high as 15 dead and dozens injured, with more bodies and wounded…

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