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Turkish parliament passes new bylaws; critics fear muzzling
Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a series of contentious changes to its bylaws, which critics say aim to further curtail opposition more]

Brazil church rejects abuse claims detailed in AP stories
One of Word of Faith Fellowship's two churches in Brazil has rejected claims made by former members that they were subjected to physical and verbal abuse at the hands of ministers and that young congregants were sent to the [read more]

Kuwait shutters Shiite TV over owners ties to terror group
Kuwait has shuttered a private Shiite satellite television channel, saying one of its owners was involved in a terror group linked with Iran and the Lebanese militant group more]

17-year-old girl charged with plotting ISIS attack in UK
A 17-year-old British girl who allegedly married an ISIS fighter through Skype was in court Wednesday after police accused her of attempting to assist her Jihadi "husband" in launching a terror attack in the more]

Branson sells stake in Virgin Atlantic in broader tie-up
Richard Branson is selling his majority stake in Virgin Atlantic. [read more]

UK police: Corporate manslaughter possible in tower fire
British police say they have "reasonable grounds" to suspect that local officials may have committed corporate manslaughter in a deadly high-rise fire in more]

Yazidi girl who escaped ISIS said she was raped every day, tried to kill herself
A Yazidi girl who escaped after she was captured by ISIS jihadists said she was raped every day and attempted to kill herself. [read more]

Hospitals: Death toll in Nigeria militant attack rises to 48
Nigerian hospital officials say the death toll from an ambush in northeastern Nigeria has risen to 48 people. [read more]