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Newsline 30 October 2015

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Bishops show why Church and State should split

Bishops show why Church and State should split

Opinion | Wed, 28 Oct 2015

The Church of England is now widely regarded as irrelevant in the political and secular society that it seeks to minister and its bishops have no right to be part of our legislature, argues best-selling author and former Anglican priest GP Taylor.

Raif Badawi wins EU's Sakharov human rights prize

Raif Badawi wins EU's Sakharov human rights prize

Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger and activist sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, has won the EU's Sakharov prize for human rights. Sadly this week Ensaf Haidar reported that her husband's lashings are to resume.

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