Religion

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Australia says yes to same-sex marriage in historic postal survey

Marriage equality could be legal by Christmas after 61.6% of participants in the voluntary survey approve a change to the law Australia has taken a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality by Christmas after 61.6% of voters in an unprecedented national postal survey approved a change to the law to allow couples of the same

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Bus seats mistaken for burqas by members of anti-immigrant group

Comments posted on Norwegian Fatherland first Facebook group call empty seats on Oslo bus terrifying A Norwegian anti-immigrant group has been roundly ridiculed after members apparently mistook a photograph of six empty bus seats posted on its Facebook page for a group of women wearing burqas. Tragic, terrifying and disgusting were among the comments posted

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Philippines police push for Muslim ID cards as counter-terrorism measure

Authorities in Central Luzon call for policy after Muslims blamed for failing to prevent Islamist conflict in the south Police from a region in the majority-Christian Philippines are considering issuing mandatory identification cards to thousands of Muslims living there a proposal Human Rights Watch condemned as collective punishment. Authorities in Central Luzon, a region north