LONDON — A U.S. woman was killed and five other people injured by a man with suspected mental health issues who went on a rampage with a knife in central London, but police said there was no evidence that the attack was terrorism related.
Armed police were called at 10:33 p.m. (2133 GMT) after a Norwegian man of Somali origin with a knife started to attack people in London's Russell Square, an elegant park near the site of a 2005 suicide bombing.
The victim, a U.S. citizen in her 60s, was treated at the scene but pronounced dead a short time later. more >>
The National Obesity Forum in the UK, in association with Public Health Collaboration has recently revealed that Type 2 diabetes may be reversible through the use of a special diet plan. The diet included foods that are rich in fat but low on carbohydrates. The forum also pointed out that avoiding snacking could also be one way to curb Type 2 diabetes.
The forum concluded that poor dietary advice should not be ignored. People left to their own devices will end up making bad food choices that could be detrimental to their health. The study specifically said that the terms and labels that say "low cholesterol" or "low fat" have caused a lot of people health problems.
Highlights of the forum more >>
Christians in Russia have said they are determined to preach the Gospel and fulfill the Great Commission despite tough new laws signed by President Vladimir Putin that ban evangelism outside of churches.
The Slavic Centre for Law and Justice, an affiliate of the American Center for Law and Justice, said a new manner of carrying out missionary work in Russia will have to be established.
The law bans all missionary activities in residential areas and requires Christians who want to share their faith with others, even on the internet, to obtain authorization documents from a religious association. It also imposes a fine of $75 to $765 if the violator is a Russian citizen, and a fine of up to $15,265 in case of an organization, while foreigners would be deported, The Christian Post reported last month. more >>
Pope Francis has said that he's firmly opposed to the teaching of gender theory to children in schools, arguing that the idea that "everyone can choose their own sex" is the "exact opposite" of God's creation.
"Today, children are taught this at school: That everyone can choose their own sex. And why do they teach this? Because the books come from those people and institutions who give money," Francis told Polish bishops last week, according to Catholic Herald.
"God created man and woman; God created the world like this and we are doing the exact opposite." more >>
As hundreds of people attended the funeral on Tuesday for Rev. Jacques Hamel, the French priest killed by Islamic State supporters, the archbishop of Rouen revealed Hamel's last words as he tried to push away his attackers: "Go away, Satan."
Archbishop Dominique Lebrun led the funeral mass at Rouen cathedral, The Associated Press reported, and reflected on Hamel's last moments, when the priest had his throat slit by two teenagers who pledged their allegiance to IS during morning Mass at his Rouen church.
"Evil is a mystery. It reaches heights of horror that take us out of the human," Lebrun said. more >>
A Swedish priest from the Evangelical Lutheran national church says the brutal killing of Father Jacques Hamel in France by radical jihadists last week reveals that Islamists have declared war on Christianity.
Annika Borg's comments are one of a number of different reactions from Christians across Europe following the violent murder by two teenagers who pledged their allegiance to the Islamic State terror group that named the priest on a 2015 hit list.
Others, however, such as Roman Catholic Church leader Pope Francis, insist that if one talks about Islamic violence, then violence carried out by Catholics must also be addressed. more >>