SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.
MANILA (Reuters) - At least 36 people died and dozens were missing on Thursday when a ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines, the coast guard and police said on Thursday. Scores, sometimes hundreds, of people die each year in ferry accidents in the Philippines, an archipelago of 7,100 islands with a notoriously poor record for maritime safety. Overcrowding is common, and many of the vessels are in bad condition. (Reporting by Rosemarie Francisco; Editing by Nick Macfie)
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's cabinet said in a statement on Wednesday that an anti-terrorism law that it had approved would provide "quick and just deterrence" against terrorism. The draft requires approval by the president.