Religion

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Billy Graham, famed Christian evangelist, dies aged 99

Graham, the father of showman evangelicalism who preached to more than 200m people in 185 countries, had the ear of 12 presidents Billy Graham, the 20th-century Christian crusader and father of showman evangelicalism who had the ear of 12 US presidents, has died at the age of 99. Among the first to pay tribute were

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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