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🇬🇧 Church of England clergy will no longer be allowed to marry gay couples . The announcement comes after five years of debate and consultation.
🇳🇿 New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is stepping down by February 7th saying she no longer has "enough in the tank" to lead, ahead of the country's elections on October 14th. The labor party, which she leads, will vote for a new leader on January 22nd. Ardern, who became PM in 2017 as the youngest female head of government, has recently seen both the party's and her own popularity decline in opinion polls.
🇦🇫 At least 70 people have died in a cold snap in Afghanistan. Since January 10th, temperatures have been falling. The coldest temperatures have been measured in the central province of Ghowr, where 32 degrees below zero were recorded this weekend. Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in 2021, the war-torn country has ended up on the brink of a humanitarian disaster, and more than half of the country's 38 million inhabitants are threatened by famine this winter.
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