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(MENAFN - AFP) Libby Lane becomes the Church of England's first female bishop on Monday despite entrenched opposition from traditionalists, who say that the clergy's top rung is no place for a woman.

Lane, 48, will go from being a regular parish priest to taking on one of the trickiest jobs in the Church of England since King Henry VIII founded it in 1534.

A Manchester ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Seizing on US-Cuba detente, Americans swam, biked and ran in a triathlon in Havana for the first time, and even heard their national anthem on the communist island.

Jim Donaldson and Robert Plant wore "USA" logos on their clothes as they stood in the capital's "anti-imperialist" esplanade, built by Fidel Castro in 2000 to hold rallies in front of the US Interests ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) It has become known as "Survivors' Street" -- a small road in Haifa where about 100 Holocaust survivors are living out their last days side-by-side, keeping alive memories of the Nazi genocide.

The quiet and shady street was initially only the home of a social centre that supplied meals to the elderly in this northern Israeli port city, where many Jewish immigrants ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The euro sank to a new 11-year low and Asian equities retreated after an anti-austerity party won Greece's general elections, throwing its international bailout into doubt and raising fears it could leave the eurozone.

Oil prices resumed their downward trend after enjoying a rally on Friday in response to the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, which fuelled ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Dark comedy "Birdman" boosted its Oscars hopes Sunday after landing the top prize at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards, a barometer of likely success at the all-important Academy Awards.

The film about a washed up superhero movie star attempting to revive his career on Broadway took the SAG equivalent of the Oscars best picture with victory in the outstanding ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Yasmine Mahmoud cuts a defiant figure as she weaves her bicycle through the chaotic streets of Cairo, a place where few women dare to pedal.

Every day, like for the past four years, she takes her bicycle from her 10th floor apartment and rides through the Egyptian capital, to the astonishment of bystanders.

"Unfortunately, it's socially unacceptable in ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A committee of British lawmakers demanded a national moratorium on fracking due to environmental concerns on Monday, ahead of a crucial vote intended to boost the shale gas industry.

An inquiry by the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee, which examines the effect of government policy on the environment, found the extraction and burning of more fossil ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Japan's trade deficit swelled to a record $109 billion in 2014, data showed Monday, mostly because of huge post-Fukushima energy bills, but analysts said a recent drop in oil prices would shrink the yawning gap.

The shortfall of 12.78 trillion yen, Japan's fourth-consecutive annual deficit, was 11.4 percent wider than 2013 and was the worst since records began ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Radical left party Syriza swept to power in Greece on Sunday promising to end years of painful austerity policies, in an election victory that puts the country on a collision course with the EU and international creditors.

In a result that exceeded analysts' expectations, Syriza and its 40-year-old leader Alexis Tsipras won 149 seats in the 300-seat Greek parliament, ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The euro briefly sank to a new 11-year low against the dollar in early Asian trade Monday after anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory in Greece's general elections.

The single currency was trading at $1.1169 at about 0040 GMT after dipping to $1.1088 in Tokyo early morning trade, the lowest level since September 2003.

The dip comes after the euro ...

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