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Condoms still banned for birth control: Vatican

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict's acknowledgement that using condoms may be justified to stop the spread of AIDS did not signify a change in the Catholic Church's ban on their use as contraception, the Vatican said Tuesday.... Read full article

Islamic State video shows beheadings of Egyptian Christians taken hostage in Libya

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Cairo: A video released by the Islamic State appeared to show the mass beheading of a group of Egyptian Christians by fighters in a recently formed Libyan arm of the militant group.... Read full article

'Oldest human' dies in Indonesia 'aged 146'

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The Indonesian man who claimed to be 146 years old - the longest living human ever - has died in his village in Central Java.... Read full article

12 things you might want to delete from your Facebook page

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With billions of users, Facebook is one of the most powerful influencers in the world. But with anything that powerful, you have to be careful how you deal with it.... Read full article

Facebook cited in 20% of U.S divorces‏

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When Facebook gets involved, relationships can quickly fall apart – as Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi have discovered. But dictatorships are not the only ties being dissolved by social networking sites: now Facebook is increasingly being blamed...... Read full article

Lebanon ranks 136th in the world in the 2014 corruption perceptions index

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Lebanon ranked 136th in the world in Transparency International’s 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index, slipping as such from the 127th place it occupied in the year 2013. In fact, Lebanon’s index score fell to 27 in the year 2014, down from 28 in 2013... Read full article

60 Minutes: Families of crew detained in Lebanon ask public not to judge the situation

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The families of a Channel Nine television crew detained in Lebanon have released a joint statement asking the public not to judge the situation until all the facts are known.... Read full article

Blind woman regains her sight in miraculous recovery after praying to the relics of a Lebanese saint

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Dafne Gutierrez said she could see shadows a day after praying to St Charbel. She was suffering from benign intracranial hypertension which blinded her. Her doctors say there is no 'medical explanation' for her complete recovery.... Read full article

Australia to Compel Chat Apps to Hand over Encrypted Messages

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Social media giants like Facebook and WhatsApp will be compelled to share encrypted messages of suspected terrorists and other criminals with Australian police under new laws unveiled Friday.... Read full article

Vatican announces beatification of John Paul II

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The Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints today published the decree announcing the beatification of John Paul II. Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said Pope Benedict XVI will perform the beatification in Rome on May 1...... Read full article

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