Obama tears into gun lobby | News24

Fairfax – President Barack Obama tore into the nation’s largest gun lobby on Thursday as he sought support for his actions on gun control, accusing the powerful lobby group of peddling an “imaginary fiction” that he said has distorted the national debate about gun violence. In a prime-time, televised forum,…

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Be vigilant, Obama tells Americans | News24

McLean – President Barack Obama said on Thursday that US intelligence and counter-terrorism officials have received no specific, credible information suggesting a potential terrorist attack against the United States. He said Americans must be vigilant this holiday season.”We cannot give in to fear or change how we live our lives,”…

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Rockets fired from Lebanon into north Israel | News24

Tyre – Two Katyusha-type rockets were fired from south Lebanon into Israel on Sunday, a Lebanese security source said, and in Israel the army said rockets had hit the north.”Two Katyusha rockets were fired from a Lebanese village five kilometres from the border with Israel,” the Lebanese source told AFP.Israel’s…

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Philippine church leaders urge opposition to gay marriage | News24

Manila – Leaders of the Philippines’ dominant Catholic Church have called on individuals and politicians to actively oppose same-sex marriage, after new efforts by activists to have same-sex unions legalised in the conservative nation#The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines #CBCP# issued a statement on Sunday saying individuals should refuse…

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Climate change ‘set to fuel global food crisis’ | News24

Doha – Global food shortages will become three times more likely as a result of climate change according to a report by a joint US-British taskforce, which warned that the international community needs to be ready to respond to potentially dramatic future rises in prices. Food shortages, market volatility and…

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Court: Baker who refused gay wedding cake can’t cite beliefs | News24

Denver – A baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for asame-sex couple cannot cite his religious beliefs in refusing them servicebecause it would lead to discrimination, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled onThursday. The decision is the latest victory for gay couples, whohave won similar cases in other states.…

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