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Israeli man accused of spitting at two women for their attire

A man in Jersuaslem was arrested Monday afternoon after he allgedly spat at two women, claiming he objected to the inappropriate clothing they wore. According to Y-NetNews.com, 22-year-old Chananya Rabinovitz assaulted two women in the last month and a half after he was charged with hurling his saliva in their direction.…

The Vatican condemns nun’s sex-positive book

The Vatican has condemned a leading American nun for writing a book in which she praises female masturbation and approves divorce and gay sex and marriage, warning that the book must not be used by catholic educators. The Vatican’s criticism of Sister Margaret Farley, a professor emeritus of Christian ethics…

‘Canadian Psycho’ arrested in Berlin

The murder suspect dubbed the “Canadian Psycho” has worked as a bisexual porn star, as a gay prostitute called “Angel,” and is an alleged kitten killer with a string of fraud convictions. Luka Rocco Magnotta, accused of chopping up his lover and filming the attack before mailing body parts to…

11 killed in attack on Mexican drug rehab center

Gunmen using assault rifles have shot their way through a drug rehabilitation center in northwestern Mexico, killing 11 people and wounding at least nine others , police said. Dead bodies were strewn across blood-soaked beds, armchairs and floor at the church-operated rehabilitation center in the city of Torreon after the…

Moroccan activists push to end abortion ban

Hundreds of Moroccan women a day are resorting to backstreet abortions, a leading doctor has estimated, prompting calls for reform in a country where the termination of pregnancies remains illegal. Campaigners say some of those resorting to illegal abortion are the victims of rape, driven at least in part by…

Pope Benedict XVI refuses to allow communion for Catholic divorcees

Pope Benedict XVI has made an attempt to appease remarried Catholic divorcees by calling on parishes to integrate them, but he is a long way from changing the rules, Vatican watchers said Monday. Amid increasing calls from reformist Catholic groups to change Church attitudes towards divorcees and allow them to…

Kuwait tweeter sentenced to 10 years for insulting Prophet Mohammed

A lower court in Kuwait sentenced a Shiite tweeter to 10 years in jail on Monday on charges of insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed, his wife Aisha and companions, his lawyer Khaled al-Shatti said. “We plan to challenge the ruling against my client Hamad al-Naqi in the appeals court and we…

Norwegian killer judge caught playing solitaire during court proceedings

One of the five judges in the trial against Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in twin attacks in Norway last year, was caught on camera playing solitaire online during proceedings on Monday. In a screen capture published on the website of newspaper Verdens Gang, one of the three…

Hospitalized Prince Philip will miss diamond jubilee celebrations

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s 90-year-old husband, was hospitalised Monday with a bladder infection and will miss the rest of her diamond jubilee celebrations, Buckingham Palace said. The new health scare comes less than six months after he suffered chest pains during the royal family’s Christmas break and had to…

Officials: U.S. missiles kill 15 in Pakistan

US missiles killed 15 militants in Pakistan’s Taliban and Al-Qaeda stronghold of North Waziristan on Monday, the third drone strike in three days and the deadliest this year, officials said. The attack looked set to inflame tensions with Islamabad ahead of a visit by a US assistant defence secretary, Peter Lavoy, on a mission to persuade Pakistan…

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