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Sylvia Driskell v homosexuality

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Pro gay marriage protest at Parliament.
Des Smith with his rainbow flag

Woman who calls herself God's ambassador is suing every gay person on earth.

Pizza Hut to the rescue for hostage

The order slip the woman used to call for help.

Mum being held hostage by her boyfriend used online pizza order to call for police to rescue her.

Caught after 56 years on the run

Frank Freshwaters, 79, of Akron, Ohio, United States, is seen in 1959 and 2015 photos released by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Florida.

Police capture a man convicted of manslaughter who escaped prison in 1959 and been on the run for 56 years using a ruse to get his fingerprints.

North Dakota town evacuated after fiery derailment

Train cars ablaze after an oil train derailed in central North Dakota.

Oil train derails and catches fire in a rural area of central North Dakota, prompting town's evacuation.

Baltimore asks US Justice Dept to review police

A protestor, defying the 10pm curfew, is arrested near the intersection of Pennsylvania and North Avenue in Baltimore on Saturday.

US Justice Department to investigate Baltimore police department for civil rights violations.

Nazi-confiscated painting returned

The 17th century painting "Portrait of a Man" which belonged to German Holocaust victim Dr. August Liebmann Mayer, (seen in photo at center) is displayed at a ceremony at the Jewish Heritage Museum in New York officially returning the painting to Mayer's heir.

A 17th century painting taken by Nazis has been returned to its rightful heir.

Texas gunman's mother: 'I can't figure it out'

Texan gunman Nadir Soofi in a 2003 police photo. Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

The two versions of Nadir Soofi: the all-American kid, and the Islamist gunman.

Sandberg's moving tribute

Mourners exit the Stanford Memorial Auditorium on Stanford University after the memorial service of former SurveyMonkey.com Chief Executive David Goldberg.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg describes relationship with late husband as "truest partnership that I could imagine".

The treadmill deathtrap

Sheryl Sandberg and David Goldberg in 2014.

Death of tech executive Dave Goldberg highlights the dangers to be found in the humble gym.

Vet, 95, fights of would-be robber with cane

Arthur Kamberis has become a bit of a media star with this tale of bravery.

An American World War II veteran has used his cane to fight off a would-be robber in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Student caught poisoning flatmates' food video

Hayley King now has more than finding a new flat to worry about after police charged her.

They asked her to move out, so she got her revenge by adding an extra ingredient to their food.

Couple convicted of beach sex face jail

The police mugshots of Jose Caballero and Elissa Alvarez.

Overly-amorous pair caught on beach after horrified families called police.

Clinton to call for immigrant path to citizenship

For US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton anything less than a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants would be unacceptable.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will call for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Republican Huckabee launches presidential bid

Republican Mike Huckabee announces his US presidential bid in Hope, Arkansas.

Mike Huckabee enters race for Republican 2016 presidential nomination, looking to break out from an ever-widening field.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Texas attack

An aerial view shows the car that was used by two gunmen, who were killed by police, in a failed attack on a Prophet Mohammad cartoon exhibit in Garland, Texas.

Islamic State takes responsibility for a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

'Inequality behind unrest'

US President Barack Obama is interviewed on the Late Show with David Letterman in New York.

Following a week of protests, US President says the residual effects of racism have built up over time and created inequality.

Soldier who won't give up video

US Army Captain Sarah Cudd completes a gruelling march.

In the closing moments of a gruelling road march, Army Captain Sarah Cudd fell to her knees.

Treadmill accident killed exec

Dave Goldberg, husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, died unexpectedly on May 2.

The husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sanberg fell off the treadmill and hit his head in Mexico.

Aussie jihadist's online reputation video

Two police officers guard the scene after a shooting at a Prophet Mohammad cartoon exhibit in Garland, Texas.

Australian Twitter user in communication with a man shot dead in Texas is "prestige member" of online international jihadists.

Synthetic filler turns arms to rock

Bodybuilder Romario Dos Santos Alves feared his arms would be amputated after he injected them with a synthetic filler that turned his muscles to "rocks".

A bodybuilder who injected his arms with a synthetic filler was told the limbs would have to be amputated after his biceps turned to "rocks".

Gun fires during arrest

People on Pennsylvania Ave and North Ave in Baltimore, Maryland May 3, 2015.

Simmering tensions between Baltimore police and residents came to a boil again when a gun fired during an arrest.

Cartoon attack gunman's home raided video

Elton Simpson has been monitored since 2006.

Police and FBI search Arizona apartment of one of two gunmen shot dead after shootings at Prophet Mohammad cartoon exhibit.

Woman seeking kiss man hears from wife

Runners head to the finish line in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.

A woman searching for a man she kissed while running the Boston Marathon has heard back – from the mystery man's wife.

Fiorina enters Republican race, rips Clinton

Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina .

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announces she is running for president and took shots at Hillary Clinton.

Baltimore mayor lifts curfew

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks at a news conference outside the Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore, Maryland.

The citywide curfew has been lifted, and the National Guard are on their way out.

Gunmen dead in Texas

A police officer seeks witnesses to the shooting outside of the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative in Garland, Texas.

Police shot two gunmen dead after an attack at an anti-Islam art show in Garland, Texas.

Politician's mic catches him peeing video

Councillor Rachael Jonrowe was unable to hold back her laughter.

Texas council member takes toilet break mid-meeting, but forgets his microphone's still on.

Baltimore curfew lifted

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announces the lifting of the curfew.

Baltimore's mayor lifts curfew imposed on the city last week to stem a spate of looting and arson.

Baltimore activists 'victory rally'

A group of police march by city hall toward police headquarters on Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Baltimore.

'Victory rally', a day after six police officers were charged.

Bill Cosby list of accusers grows

KEEPING MUM: Bill Cosby has said very little about the rape claims.

Two more women have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them.

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