Cape Town Pro-Gay Mosque Opens in South Africa

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Muslims walk near the entrance of the Open Mosque, on its opening day, on September 19, 2014 in Wynberg, Cape Town.

The “Open Mosque” will accept people from all religions and sexual orientations

A Muslim academic has opened a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and fierce criticism from parts of the local Muslim community.

Women will also be allowed to lead prayers at Taj Hargey’s “Open Mosque” in Cape Town.

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$100 Billion Invested in Wind or Solar Will Produce More Energy than Oil

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By the late 2020s or early 2030s renewables could be competing much more aggressively with the oil market.

Kepler Chevreux, a French investment bank, has produced a fascinating analysis that has dramatic implications for the global oil industry. The investment bank estimates that $100 billion invested in either wind energy or solar energy – and deployed as energy for light and commercial vehicles – will produce significantly more energy than that same $100 billion invested in oil.

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Mysterious Millionaire Will Pay $30M to Know Who Exactly Shot Down MH17

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Investigators examining a piece of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane crash near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. (AP PHOTO/ DMITRY LOVETSKY, FILE)

A mysterious millionaire really, really wants to find out what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight 17. The flight was brought down in July, presumably by pro-Russian separatists who took responsibility for the attack, but later denied such claims. A German private investigation firm was contacted by someone looking to get details on the plane shooting. They offered up $30 million in exchange for information, a full $5 million more than the United States offered for information leading to the capture of 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden.

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Jonathan Dwyer Head-Butted His Wife After She Refused Sex, Police Say

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Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and deactivated from all team activities. He spent a night in jail and made a brief court appearance before being released early Thursday.

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Airstrike Kills 40 Islamic State Fighters

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An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga soldier fires at Islamic State militants near Mosul.

A U.S. air strike near Mosul on Thursday killed 40 Islamic State militants near a terrorist training camp, according to a senior Defense Department official.

A B-1 bomber was involved in the attack, said the official who was not authorized to discuss the details of the operation publicly. Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, fell to militants in June.

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