Nearly a dozen ministers within the Church of England are expected to reveal in a letter that they are gay and have married their same-sex partners despite the Church's biblical opposition to gay marriage.
The Guardian reported on Sunday that the letter from the clergy to the Church will ask for permission to carry out blessings for people entering gay marriages.
"Our marriages are legal, celebrated and widely accepted in society," said Andrew Foreshew-Cain, one of the first priests to defy the CofE's ban on gay marriage. more >>
At least 51 people, mostly children, were killed in a suicide bombing on Saturday in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, reports have said, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealing that the attacker was a 12- to-14-year-old child inspired by the Islamic State terror group.
Erdogan blamed IS for the attack, revealing that a further 69 people were wounded, 17 of them seriously.
With a defeat from Monaco in its first UEFA Champions League playoff game since 2011, Villarreal is coming into Game 2 with a chip on its shoulder.
Monaco managed to pull through Game 1 on August 17 with a 1-2 win, despite an underwhelming performance. The win, however, exposed a lot of holes in Villarreal's system, and promises a tough bout come Tuesday.
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ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Turkey — Fifty-one people were killed and 94 wounded when a suspected suicide bomber targeted a wedding celebration in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday, adding to a surge in violence this week in the mainly Kurdish southeast.
Ambulances raced to the scene and video footage from broadcaster CNN Turk showed police and emergency services workers rushing through packed streets in the city.
The attack appeared to have hit when a large group of people from a wedding party took to the streets in celebration, security sources said. more >>
The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for its first-ever attack on Russian soil, after a pair of militants attacked a traffic police post outside of Moscow with guns and axes, but were shot dead.
The radicals claimed in a video beforehand that they were attacking Russia due to the government's participation in the airstrikes against IS targets in Iraq and Syria, aimed at pushing back the terror group.
"We have taken the path of jihad on the orders of our Amir Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi," says a video of the attackers, named as Uthman Mardalov and Salim Israilov, released by Amaq news agency. more >>
A video recording of a young Muslim man in Belgium, reportedly the son of a radical cleric, chanting slogans such as "Allah, kill the despicable Christians," has sparked an outcry and an investigation in the city of Verviers.
Haaretz reports that the video clip was recorded during the holy month of Ramadan earlier this year, but wasn't translated until after the murder of a French Catholic priest at the hands of Islamic State supporters.
"Allah, kill the despicable Christians. Allah, kill each and every last one of them," the Muslim man is heard chanting as he walked down the main street of Verviers. more >>