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African Bishop: Western politicians ‘pandering’ to Islam

A Nigerian bishop said the Catholic Church in his country is beginning to lose its public influence partly because of the decline of religious faith in the West.

Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto accused European and American politicians and diplomats of publicly “pandering” to Islam at the expense of Christianity.

The result, he said, was the ascendancy of Islam and evangelical Christianity in Nigeria and the decline of Catholicism.


Apple Diversity Chief Apologizes For Saying White People Can Be Diverse

“Diversity is the human experience,” Smith said last week at the One Young World Summit in Bogota, Colombia. “I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT.”

“There can be 12 white blue-eyed blonde men in a room and they are going to be diverse too because they’re going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation,” Smith said.

Though her comments were widely praised by many, race-hustlers were outraged.


Good gravy! Poutine-eating contestants race to the bottom of the fries and curds

Just over 20 lbs of poutine eaten — and, behold — there was a champion.

Maybe it was the love of the combination of cheese, fries and gravy, or maybe it was the camaraderie that brought together 11 big eaters from all over North America to compete for the crown at the eighth-annual Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship at Yonge-Dundas Square Saturday afternoon.


German man accused of trying to take explosives on a plane in Sweden is released as police say the ‘bomb’ was actually FOOD

Police had discovered two cans containing a brown liquid and another containing a white liquid in the man’s luggage, according to local newspaper Göteborgs-posten.

An image published by national newspaper Aftonbladet showed the man being escorted from the airport by officers.

He was arrested and charged with ‘attempted general devastation’.


Liberals prepare to reveal 2018 immigration plan they say will boost economy, help refugees

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen recently wrapped up cross-country consultations and is preparing to table the annual immigration levels in the House of Commons by the Nov. 1 deadline

As he sets next year’s target for the number of newcomers allowed into the country, the government’s goal is to attract top talent in a competitive global market while reuniting families and offering refuge to people displaced by disaster and conflict.

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