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One country, two religions The empty pews at churches just yards from an overcrowded mosque

Set aside the fact that our Queen is the Defender of the Christian Faith. Ignore the 26 Church of England bishops who sit in the House of Lords. Pay no attention to the 2011 Census that told us 33.2 million people in England and Wales describe themselves as Christians. For if you want a more telling […]

Pakistani lesbians who are the first Muslim gay couple to wed in UK claim political asylum saying their lives are endangered if they return home

A pair of Pakistani women have made history as the first Muslim lesbian couple to get married in the UK. Rehana Kausar, 34, and Sobia Kamar, 29, made history when they tied the knot in a register office civil ceremony, then immediately applied for political asylum after they were wed, claiming their lives would be […]

Webcam captures moment 40,000-bit world record jigsaw collapses to the floor

These pictures show the wince-making moment that a world record 40,000-piece puzzle crumpled and collapsed to the floor, shortly after its creator had spent five weeks putting it together. Craftsman Dave Evans, 63, of Weymouth, had just submitted his bid to the Guinness World of Records for the world’s largest jigsaw with his hand-cut montage […]

How McDonald’s worker fell victim to bizarre and cruel hoax

The surreal true story of a McDonald’s employee stripped naked by her boss who had fallen victim to an elaborate hoax is the subject of a new film. McDonald’s staff member Louise Ogborn, 18, had been working at the Mount Washington branch in Kentucky, America, for four months when she was falsely accused of stealing […]

Children running up huge bills on supposedly free games on phones and tablets

Children are running up huge bills on supposedly free computer games sold as apps through smartphones and tablets. Games like Angry Birds, Zombie Takeover, Playmobil Pirates, and Racing Penguin are offered as free downloads on tablets such as Apple’s iPad. However, once children are playing with them, they are hit with pop up advertisements for […]

Woman Set on Fire by Boyfriend in San Francisco

 A San Francisco resident in her 20s is in critical condition at the moment after being set on fire by her boyfriend yesterday. According to multiple sources, police responded to a call after hearing reports of a female screaming between Jennings Street and Ingalls Street of the Bayview district. When they arrived, they found her […]

‘Being diagnosed with cancer made me realise I’d met the love of my life’: Heartbreaking story of teacher, 30, diagnosed with malignant melanoma

Most couples who renew their wedding vows do so several years after they first step down the aisle. But Gemma and Luke Stewart are not a couple with time on their side. Their vow renewal on a beautiful Corfu beach last October, just a year after they first married, was a symbol of just how […]

Delhi gang-rape victim succumbs to her injuries

 The rape victim who was brought for medical treatment ”passed away peacefully” with her family and officials of the Indian embassy by her side,” said Dr. Kevin Loh, the chief executive of Mount Elizabeth hospital where she had been treated since Thursday. “The Mount Elizabeth Hospital team of doctors, nurses and staff join her family […]

Killer Left Chilling Note Before N.Y. Firefighter Shootings

 William Spengler, the killer of two New York State firefighters, apparently left a chilling note before opening fire on first responders earlier this week. An ex-con with the same military-style rifle used in the Connecticut school shooting, Spengler typed a note pledging to burn down his neighborhood. He said he was going to “do what […]

Children WILL be protected from online porn after Cameron orders sites to be blocked automatically

Children will be protected by a block on online pornography which parents will have to choose to have lifted, David Cameron vows today. After weeks of confusion over the Government’s plans to protect youngsters, the Prime Minister makes clear that under the proposals, web filters will be ‘default on’ for houses with children. In an […]

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