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Primark removed a t-shirt carrying a phrase from the show ‘The Walking Dead’ after receiving a complaint from a Methodist minister in Sheffield. Ian Lucraft claimed that if he was black and faced with someone wearing the shirt he “would know just where I stand.” Read Full Article at RT.com
TIME - Top Stories
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Emmanuel Macron , the centrist candidate in the French presidential race , drew a crowd of expats to hear him speak during a charm offensive in London on Tuesday. An estimated 300,000 French people live in the U.K., making the capital an attractive campaigning location for the former investment banker and economy and industry minister, whose centrist pro-business views are appealing to middle ground voters. The independent candidate currently l ags behind far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen in first-round polling , but maintains a narrow lead against her in a two-way race. Macron spoke at Methodist Central Hall, close to the British Parliament, having met with Prime Minister Theresa May beforehand. The crowd included younger voters eager for a new approach in French politics and also more cautious City professionals, curious to see what the 39-year-old would be like in person.
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Mental Floss
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2. SHE HAD HUMBLE BEGINNINGS. There's a reason that much of the singer's music had gospel-like sounds. Simone—the daughter of a Methodist minister and a handyman—was raised in the church and started playing the piano by ear at age 3 . She got her start in her hometown of Tryon, North Carolina, where she played gospel hymns and classical music at Old St. Luke’s CME, the church where her mother ministered. After Simone died on April 21, 2003, she was memorialized at the same sanctuary. 3. SHE WAS BOOK SMART. Simone, who graduated valedictorian of her high school class, studied at the prestigious Julliard School of Music for a brief period of time before applying to Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. Unfortunately, Simone was denied admission. For years, she maintained that her race was the reason behind the rejection. But a Curtis faculty member, Vladimir Sokoloff, has gone on record to say that her skin color wasnt a factor.
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"I would like to appeal to those who have taken my husband to return him safe and unharmed to me and my children. "Since the abduction occurred in a residential area and in broad daylight, my family and I are prepared to offer a reward to anyone who can help shed light on this distressing incident," Koh's wife, Susanna Liew Sow Yoke said. Koh, who was last seen wearing a polo neck beige T-shirt and dark grey pants, was abducted by a group of masked men at Jalan Bahagia, between 10.30am and 10.45am on Monday. Both Koh and the car he was driving at that time remains missing until now. In 2011, Koh who was executive director of community group Harapan Komuniti ran into issues with the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) when he organised a multi-racial charity event attended by Muslims and non-Muslims at the Damansara Utama Methodist Church here.
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TYT YouTube
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In January, McDowell told the undercover FBI agent that he wanted to attack a synagogue, but worried that he didnt have the proper training to handle it as efficiently as Roof did when he murdered nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. “I got the heart to do that sh*t, but I dont have to the good training,” he allegedly said. “If I could do something on a f*cking big scale and write on the f*cking building or whatever, ‘In the spirit of Dylann Roof.’” While McDowell didnt tell the agent about any specific building that he wanted to attack, he did post a link to the synagogue’s website on Facebook in late December, which led officers to believe that it was a prime potential target. On Wednesday, agents arrested McDowell after spotting him “holding a bag in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn in Myrtle Beach.
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The Northern Echo
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AN HISTORIC organ that was at risk of being sent to the scrap heap when a County Durham Methodist chapel closed has been saved.
Daily Mail - USA
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Daily Mail - Home
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Lincolnshire Echo
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West Briton
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A community project has sent out an SOS to landowners to save them from having to turn away perfectly good donations because of a lack of storage space. Cornwall Children's Clothes Bank was formed in the summer of 2015 and began its work in Camborne, but before long also started operating in Truro. The group consists of volunteers and operates on a no cash basis as the project isn't a registered charity. It holds two monthly events, one in Camborne at the Methodist Centenary Church Hall...
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The Economist - United States
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IMAGINE,” says Glenn Drummond, gesturing at the farmland beyond the window of his pick-up truck, “this was all pine forest.” Early 19th-century travellers on this part of the old federal road in Macon County, Alabama, “didnt know what was behind the next tree.” There were bears, rattlesnakes and defiant Native Americans, on whose trading path the road was built. Today there is an archaeological dig at Warrior Stand, where a Creek Indian chieftain ran a hostelry, which has unearthed English pipes and French gunflints; at Creek Stand, a few miles along, is a quaint Methodist church. Then the modern road turns away from the old route, which is traced by a dirt track before disappearing into fields and copses. Running from Washington to New Orleans, briefly known as the “Appian way of the South”, the federal road was soon made redundant by steamboats, railways and the telegraph.
The Cornishman
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A community project has sent out an SOS to landowners to save them from having to turn away perfectly good donations because of a lack of storage space. Cornwall Children's Clothes Bank was formed in the summer of 2015 and began its work in Camborne, but before long also started operating in Truro. The group consists of volunteers and operates on a no cash basis as the project isn't a registered charity. It holds two monthly events, one in Camborne at the Methodist Centenary Church Hall...
Voice Of America
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One exhaustive list is the Global Terrorism Database, maintained by the University of Maryland. It lists 321 episodes of suspected or known terrorism in Western Europe alone in 2015. Many are anti-Muslim attacks against mosques, not the brand of terrorism Trump has expressed concern about. Many are attacks undertaken for right-wing or left-wing causes that have nothing to do with Islamic extremism or xenophobic attacks on mosques. Among examples from 2015 that were largely under the radar of Americans: Oct. 24Assailants set fire to the residence of a Socialist Justice Party member in Gothenburg, Sweden, one of series of attacks against the party that day. Sept. 13Assailants set fire to the Whitton Methodist Church hall in Richmond, England, with no reported casualties and no one immediately claiming responsibility. Jan. 17Gunmen opened fire on patrons at a bar in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, causing no casualties.
The Northern Echo
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A METHODIST chapel is calling on residents to help it build for the future with a survey asking them about what they would like to see in the church.
Daily Mail - USA
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First picture of George H.W. Bush since he was discharged from the hospital. The 41st president was released from Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday for pneumonia.
Daily Mail - USA
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First picture of George H.W. Bush since he was discharged from the hospital. The 41st president was released from Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday for pneumonia.
Beijing Bulletin
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Trump is just another powerful fool declaring to his people who the enemy of the moment is. And finally it comes down to this: When you create enemies, you create hell. To wit: "Of the victims, he said, 'They prayed beside us and they were shot in the back because they prayed.'" This is a co-founder of the Quebec City mosque, quoted in the New York Times. Why am I suddenly reminded of Dylann Roof , who two years ago murdered nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., after having sat for an hour with his victims in prayer? Indeed, they had welcomed him into the church that evening. American mass murders have increased exponentially since the 1960s (and have now, apparently, crossed the border into Canada). If, as has been the case on a few occasions, the killer has an Arab name, the crime is quickly labeled an act of terrorism and the killer's possible ties to nefarious organizations are hunted down.