This is from Humanists UK: Humanists UK has welcomed the passage of a new bill which is set to repeal Canada’s 19th century blasphemy laws. The bill now awaits royal assent, the final (formal) legislative step. Humanists UK, which campaigns against blasphemy laws around the world as part of the End Blasphemy Laws coalition, has welcomed the news, and urged other countries … [Read more...] about Canada Votes to Repeal Its Blasphemy Law
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Jonathan Oosting and Beth LeBlanc and Melissa Nann Burke and Maureen Feighan The Detroit News Published 4:05 PM EST Nov 4, 2018 Michigan is one of the battleground states not only for races for Congress, but governor, the state House in Lansing and key issues from legalized marijuana to redrawing political boundaries. Check out The Detroit News' candidate overviews … [Read more...] about Voter guide: Get to know the candidates, issues on the ballot in Mich.
Argentina's Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure in the homeland of Pope Francis. Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted 38-31 against the measure that would have legalized abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The … [Read more...] about Argentine Senate Rejects Legalizing Elective Abortion
Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country's strict ban on most abortions. The referendum Friday will decide whether the eighth amendment of the constitution is repealed, which would open the way for more liberal legislation. The amendment, in place since 1983, requires authorities to equally protect the right … [Read more...] about Voting Begins Throughout Ireland in Major Abortion Decision
PolandDid you say chocolate?A tractor-trailer overturned on a highway, spilling tons of liquid chocolate that solidified into a huge, sticky mess. The private broadcaster TVN24 showed images of the truck surrounded by brown chocolate covering six lanes on the A2 motorway near Slupca, blocking traffic in both directions. Firefighters were using streams of hot water to melt the … [Read more...] about Truck spills tons of chocolate all over highway in Poland; Canadian zoo fined for bear’s Dairy Queen trip; more in world news