2014.07.14

News Headlines - 14 July 2014

Church of England Votes to Accept Women as Bishops - NYTimes.com

After years of deadlock and division, the Church of England voted on Monday to allow women to become bishops, overturning centuries of tradition and overcoming a long-running dispute that had undermined the unity of Anglicans.

Luxemburger Wort - Head of British sex abuse inquiry forced to quit

The woman heading Britain's inquiry into historic claims of child sex abuse by politicians resigned Monday less than a week after her appointment, following criticism over her establishment links and potential bias.
Retired British judge Elizabeth Butler-Sloss came under fire because of a potential conflict of interest, as the investigation will likely look at the handling of allegations by her brother, a former attorney general.

BBC News - William Hague quits as foreign secretary in cabinet reshuffle

William Hague is to stand down as foreign secretary, and will stay in the cabinet as Leader of the Commons, Downing Street has said.
Mr Hague is to leave Parliament at the 2015 general election after 26 years as MP for Richmond, Yorkshire.

BBC News - Garth Brooks Dublin concerts will not take place, singer confirms

The US country singer had planned to play for 400,000 fans at Croke Park on consecutive nights from 25 - 29 July.
All five shows were cancelled on 8 July after two were refused licences, but refunds were on hold pending the talks.

BBC News - Who, what, why: What happens if you eat 112 year-old ham?

A ham in the US said to be the oldest in the world has celebrated its 112th birthday. Can it really be edible after all this time, asks Tom de Castella.


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