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Another victory for Satan
PARIS (RNS) Amid ceremonies this year marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, one of Protestantism’s leading branches has officially said it now agrees with the Vatican on the main issue at the root of its split from the Roman Catholic Church half a millennium ago. MORE
Between 100 and 300 mm (3.9 – 11.8 inches) of rain were recorded since June 29 in central and southern Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan, northern Jiangxi, eastern Hubei, southern Anhui and other parts. Guilin, Guangxi, Jiujiang, Loudi and Xiangtan recorded between 420 and 486 mm (16.5 – 19.1 inches). On July 1, Guilin, Wuzhou, Yongzhou, and Xiangtan saw between 200 – 240 mm (7.9 and 9.4 inches), Gullin registered between 250 – 407 mm (9.8 – 16 inches), and the largest three-hour rainfall of 150 – 203 mm (5.9 – 8 inches). MORE
Canadian Kori Doty, who has a moustache and claims to be neither male or female, has been fighting to keep Searyl Atli’s gender off government records since giving birth last November. MORE
Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.
After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait and reflected broader concerns that a longer delay would trigger criticism on Capitol Hill, officials familiar with the talks told The Associated Press. MORE
The government’s religion ministry said that ownership permits had lapsed for the properties in question—including churches, monasteries, and cemeteries. Many of the properties are no longer in regular use, although Syriac officials report that the cemeteries, for instance, are still used on occasion for memorial services.
One of the properties, the Mor Gabriel monastery, has considerable historic value. The 1600-year old monastery is one of the world’s oldest.
An appeal by Syriac officials has been denied. SOURCE
A Florida mother-of-three was fatally shot in her home on Thursday just hours after writing on Facebook about her inspirational journey from homelessness to making six figures.
Makeva Jenkins was fatally shot early Thursday morning after a masked suspect entered her Lake Worth home at around 2 a.m., according to a statement from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office obtained by PEOPLE. MORE
A tide of debris-laden brown water also submerged other towns on the River Elbe, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands while volunteers battled to save the centre of Dresden, the capital of Saxony, 120 miles south of Berlin. MORE
Environmentalists have an honest concern over the welfare of our planet but I don’t think we all realize the energy consumption of our nation. This one statistic of roughly 400 million gallons of gasoline a day is mind boggling. And this is just one product. I can’t even begin to fathom the amount of all the other products. So, yes lets keep switching to cleaner energy as long as we don’t punish the consumer with shortages and higher costs.