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Thrown by gay marriage, caller invokes heavenly wrath

Thrown by gay marriage, caller invokes heavenly wrath

Bad weather shows God is against same-sex nuptials, he says.

October 22, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

New Afghan government investigates newspaper staffers for blasphemy

KABUL — Top staffers at an Afghan newspaper are being investigated for blasphemy after the publication of an article that questioned whether Muslims should embrace the possibility that more than one God exists.

October 22, 2014 2:05 pmLoading…
Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as members of the media film from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Kurdish mourners flash the V-sign as they chant slogans during the funeral of five figthers, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, at the cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The fighters were killed during …

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Smoke and dust from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, engulfs the town, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extr…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Mourners carry the coffin with the body of Kurdish fighter Sipan Agri, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, during the funeral of five fighters, at the cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The fighters were…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Kurdish mourners gather for the funeral of five Kurdish fighter, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, at the cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The fighters were killed during the last few days battling f…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, a Russian MiG-29 plane flies during a celebration marking the Russian air force's 100th anniversary in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by th…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Mourners carry the coffins with the bodies of Kurdish fighters, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, during the funeral of five fighters, at the cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The fighters were killed…

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Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border.

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Iraqi Kurds OK fighters for Kobani

Iraqi Kurds OK fighters for Kobani

IRBIL, Iraq — Lawmakers in Iraq’s largely autonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State militants in the key border town of Kobani, providing much-needed boots on the ground.

October 22, 2014 11:59 am Photos

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$8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims.

October 21, 2014 4:04 pmLoading…
Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

A four-minute video shows the “temple garments” worn by church members up close.

October 21, 2014 2:29 pmLoading…
Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints’ devotion to God.

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Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

People look for their loved ones in front of al-Khairat Mosque after a suicide bomber blew himself up among Shiite worshippers after midday prayers as they were leaving the mosque, killing and wounding tens of people, in a commercial area of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Militants un…

October 21, 2014 12:05 pmLoading…
Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Civilians gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion, killing and wounding tens of people, in a commercial area in the southern Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite communit…

October 21, 2014 12:05 pmLoading…

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