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Haitians head to graveyards for Voodoo day of the dead

Nov 2, 2015

Haitians head to graveyards for Voodoo day of the dead

Revelers streamed into cemeteries across Haiti on Sunday bearing beeswax candles, food offerings and bottles of rum infused with hot peppers to mark the country’s annual Voodoo festival of the dead. At Port-au-Prince’s sprawling national cemetery, Voodoo priests and priestesses gathered around a blackened ...

Oct 30, 2015

Same-sex marriage bill signed into law in Ireland

Same-sex marriage was signed into law in Ireland on Thursday, five months after a historic referendum saw the traditionally Catholic nation become the world’s first country to vote for gay unions. In a brief statement, the president’s office said “The Presidential Commission today signed ...

Oct 29, 2015

U.K. population to grow by 10 million over 25 years: study

Britain’s population is set to rise by almost 10 million people by 2039, according to official statistics released Thursday, putting it on course to become Europe’s most populous nation by 2047. Britain’s population is projected to increase by 9.7 million over the next 25 ...