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Every year, Thousands of vulnerable children and elders are attacked and driven out of their homes or killed each year by family and neighbors who have been told they are "witches".
According to Raw Story, Kim Davis, the defiant Kentucky county clerk, was found in contempt of court and taken into federal custody — and she will be spending the night in jail.
U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ordered Davis, the Rowan County clerk, to be jailed on the contempt charges until she agrees to comply with multiple court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
"The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order," Bunning said. "If you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that's what potentially causes problems."
Teenager is gang-raped then has her eyes gouged out by her own sister in brutal exorcism ritual ordered by a PASTOR in Argentina
By JAMES DUNN FOR MAILONLINE
A teenager was brutally gang-raped then had her eyes gouged out by her sister in a brutal exorcism ritual that the rapists claim was ordered by a local pastor.
According to Daily Mail, the victim, aged just 16, is now fighting for her life in hospital after the horrific ordeal, which her family said they orchestrated because they believed she was possessed by the devil.
After the terrible ordeal, the teenager was pinned down and her elder sister cut both of her eyes out.
The victim's sister claimed that the religious centre even gave her the sharp knife used in the attack and said that she must personally carry out the brutal act in order to cure her.
According to Global News Nigeria, ten members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have been executed by firing squad in Chad.
It comes a day after they were found guilty of terror charges at a trial in the capital N'Djamena.
Security sources said they were shot at a firing range norh of the capital.
All 10 were convicted over their roles in twin attacks on the capital in June, which killed at least 38. A month after the attack, Chad reintroduced the death penalty for acts of terror.
"They were shot this morning at the Massaguet firing range," a source told Reuters news agency, referring to a city about 60km (40 miles) north-east of N'Djamena.
An attempted attack by a heavily armed man on a train in France last week was premeditated and well prepared, according to a French prosecutor.
Accordiing to BBC, Ayoub El-Khazzani, 25, was carrying 270 bullets for his assault rifle and a bottle of petrol, prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters on Tuesday.
The Moroccan's phone showed that he had watched a jihadist video shortly before launching the attack, Mr Molins added.
Prosecutors have now filed formal charges against him.
Mr Khazzani is accused of carrying out a "targeted and premeditated" jihadist attack.
He is also accused of firearms offences and "participation in a terrorist association with a view to organising one or several damaging crimes," according to prosecutors' documents quoted by the AFP news agency.
According to Religion Dispatches, one of the first posts I wrote for RD was whether or not there was or would be a discernible "Francis effect," a term used in a variety of ways, but frequently understood to indicate an uptick in attendance and the return of disillusioned Catholics.
Some bloggers took me to task for writing that early polling confirmed my suspicion that the doctrinal disconnect between lay Catholics and the hierarchy was so wide that, without significant change, Francis would amount to little more than a new and improved mascot for the church who would make the faithful "feel better about their damaged church."
At the time, Francis had only been pope for a year, so it's fair to say that the judge was still out on whether he would reinvigorate and rebuild the Catholic Church.
According to Emirates 24/7, a father of a 20-year-old girl let his daughter drown, stopping life guards from rescuing her.
He preferred that his daughter die rather than she be touched by a strange man, according to a top official.
Speaking to Emirates 24|7, Lt. Col Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police's Search and Rescue Department said that this incident took place at a beach in Dubai.
"This is one of the incidents which I cannot forget.
"It shocked me and many others who were involved in the case.
"The Asian father took his wife and kids to the beach for picnic and fun.
"The kids were swimming in the beach when suddenly, the 20-year-old girl started drowning and screaming for help.
"Two rescue men were at the beach, and they rushed to help the girl.
According to Huffington Post, An ordained United Church of Canada minister who believes in neither God nor Bible said Wednesday she is prepared to fight an unprecedented attempt to boot her from the pulpit for her beliefs.
In an interview at her West Hill church, Rev. Gretta Vosper said congregants support her view that how you live is more important than what you believe in.
"I don't believe in...the god called God," Vosper said. "Using the word gets in the way of sharing what I want to share."
Vosper, 57, who was ordained in 1993 and joined her east-end church in 1997, said the idea of an interventionist, supernatural being on which so much church doctrine is based belongs to an outdated world view.
According to Pakistan Observer, Eight men accused of being involved in a child abuse and child pornography scandal, which is said to have affected around 280 children, have been arrested, a report submitted to the Punjab chief minister revealed.
The report, prepared by an inquiry committee formed to investigate the case, added that raids are being conducted to apprehend three other culprits, says a private TV channel.
The committee, comprising Additional Inspector General Arif Nawaz Khan and Commissioner Lahore Division Abdullah Sunbal, presented its findings to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who has directed authorities to apprehend any individualinvolved in such incidents.
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