<!– google_ad_section_start –> On a scale of zero to 10, with 10 being extremely optimistic, the mean score of the respondents was 4.22, which pollsters said indicated a general atmosphere of pessimism. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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Who can take Holy Communion? If people were honest, almost nobody you know.
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A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo kills at least four people, including police and civilians, security officials say.
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Hundreds gather in Belfast for an international carnival and family fun day to celebrate all people with disabilities.
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Five years ago, the environment movement was in its heyday as politicians, actors, rock stars and protesters demanded a looming UN summit put the brakes on the juggernaut of climate change. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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My abuser was quiet, soft-spoken and charming. He was the kind of man who would knock you down a flight of stairs then run down to kiss every wound. Despite the signs, he didn’t fit the description of a violent person in my mind. I ignored the storm that was brewing and convinced myself that since he hadn’t hit me, I in fact was not in an abusive relationship. Read more…
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What turns on the people who’ve seen it all? Aurora Snow canvassed the adult industry to see which television shows excite its XXX talent.
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Under China’s one-child policy, losing an only child during old age is devastating – individuals are too old to give birth and raise another child yet they face a future where they will have no one to rely upon after retiring, unless the only child left frozen embryos tha <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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More than 400 people have been evacuated from Serbian towns because of flooding following heavy rainfall in the east of the country.
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Some of the Hong Kong tycoons meeting President Xi Jinping in Beijing next week have been invited to speak on the city’s future amid the brewing storm over electoral reform. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Beijing is closely watching and assessing the impact of Scotland’s referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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Scandal’s Olivia Pope and President Grant have one of the most contentious love affairs on television. Is this a great love story, or are they torturing each other? Are they destined for greatness, or are they both going to end up emotionally vacant husks? What’s going to happen to them … More »
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Local councils across Wales are being urged to submit plans to merge voluntarily, rather than be forced to.
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Hong Kong animal rights campaigners have spoken of their frustration and anger at seeing the yearly dolphin cull begin in Japan this week. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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Due to the popularity of dead-or-dying teens across this great nation of ours lately, and an aggressive marketing strategy, Fox’s new show (Wednesdays, 9/8c.) seems poised for success. Read more…
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Laos may be taking a page from Beijing’s playbook with a new set of restrictions for NGOs operating in the country, which have alarmed both non-profit groups and Western diplomats. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> A karaoke singer who killed six of his sex partners by hanging was executed last month, it was revealed this week. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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<!– google_ad_section_start –> Chinese state media warned people in the entertainment industry to discipline themselves after yet another case of celebrity misconduct – this time of a famous filmmaker getting arrested for soliciting prostitutes. <!– google_ad_section_end –>
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Ukraine’s lawmakers are set to ratify a landmark EU association agreement, but the implementation of a free trade deal is delayed.
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Many Americans living today cannot conceive just how innumerable the passenger pigeon was. Until the late 19th century, the species’ numbers were biblical in proportions. It flew in flocks up to a billion strong, stretching for hundreds of miles and blackening the sky with its immensity. For people living at the time, the prospect of such a creature becoming extinct would probably have been equally hard to conceive.
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