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Al Jazeera: News Bulletin - 21 July 2014 (Video)

 The main headlines on Al Jazeera English, featuring the latest news and reports from around the world.

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#ShortNews : Church of England approves women bishops

The General Synod of the Church of England has voted to permit the ordination of women bishops.

“Today is the completion of what was begun over 20 years ago with the ordination of women as priests,” said Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury. 257 more words

#ShortNews : Christians in Mosul told: leave, convert, or die

Christians in Mosul, Iraq, have been told that they must leave, convert to Islam or accept dhimmitude, or die.

A communique from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) gave Christians a deadline of June 19, saying that if they do not leave or accept Islamic rule, “their destiny is the sword.” The Aleteia web site, citing local sources, said that this message was being broadcast on loudspeakers by mosques in Mosul. 105 more words

#ShortNews : ‘No longer a holy land,’ says Jerusalem patriarch

The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem has again lamented the cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, describing the region as “no longer a holy land” and the situation as “no longer a normal life.” 96 more words