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Singapore slashes jail term for showbiz pastor

The head of a wealthy Singaporean Christian church who spent $35m in congregation funds on a failed bid to promote his wife’s music career, had his jail term slashed on appeal on Friday. The case, which involved raunchy music videos featuring celebrities like rapper Wyclef Jean alongside the wife of …

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Senegal’s Touba TV blames ‘satanic trick’ for porn gaffe

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A religious TV channel in Senegal has blamed an unidentified saboteur for the “satanic trick” that led to a hardcore porn film being shown on air. Touba TV’s viewers were shocked when explicit sexual content appeared on their screens between 13:10 and 13:30 local time on Monday. The privately run …

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EU court rules workplace headscarf ban legal

European companies can ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf, the EU’s top court ruled on Tuesday in a landmark case. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of …

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Pope Francis may consider making married men priests

Pope Francis said in an interview published on Thursday that the church may consider ordaining married men who could potentially then work in remote areas faced with a shortage of priests. “We must think about whether viri probati are a possibility,” Francis said referring to older, married men who are …

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Nigerians head to church to find earthly love

Thousands of people began to arrive at the Nigerian megachurch just after dawn on a cool morning, looking for love and hot tips on how to avoid “dating devils”. The “singles summit” is one of several offered by hugely popular Pentecostal churches in the west African nation, where marriage is …

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Shocking! Man Allows Himself to Be Buried Alive in a Coffin for Three Days

John Edwards, a pensioner in Northern Ireland, is to spend three days buried alive inside a coffin under the streets of Belfast. However, he will be live streaming it on Facebook and will talk to friends and family via phone calls and Skype. According to The Sun UK, John Edwards was …

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