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Today,Israel woke up with the same PM, and anti-capitalism protesters fought against the Man.

Vanuatu lives were saved by survival tactics, while Tiny Doo was saved by the First Amendment.

Presbyterians said “congratulations!” to gay newlyweds.

Israel’s PMclaimed a surprise victory

Not great news for world peace today, as Benjamin Netanyahu’s party won Israel’s elections yesterday. The hardline right-winger promised to say “no” to recognizing a Palestine state in his pre-election appeal.

READ MORE:Netanyahu, claims unexpected victory in Israel elections

Protesters clashed with police in Frankfurt

Thousands of anti-capitalists gathered to demonstrate against austerity imposed by international financial institutions at the opening of the new European Central Bank building in Frankfurt, Germany. Organized by the same crew behind Occupy Wall Street, things got ugly quickly with cars being burned.

READ MORE:Anti-capitalism clash at launch of new European Central Bank HQ

Survival tactics meant more Vanuatu people survived

So far, just 11 of the 250,000 people living in Vanuatuhave been reported dead, even though the island state was totally devastated by Cyclone Pam last week. According to experts, this miraculously low toll could be explained by early warnings, respect for the sea, sensible buildings and use of cave havens in remote areas.

READ MORE:Early warnings and cave refuges could explain low Vanuatu death toll

Presbyterians approved gay marriage

Alabama might still be in the dark ages when it comes to gay marriage, but at least the Presbyterian Church is enlightened. It has just changed the wording of its constitution to include same-sex unions as well as heterosexual ones.

READ MORE:Presbyterian Church says “I do” to same-sex marriages

Tiny Doo escaped gang-lyric charges

Allegations that the rapper’s music and social media incited gang violence were dropped by a San Diego court. His defenseteam says it’s a victory for the First Amendment.

READ MORE:Rapper out of doo-doo after gang-provoking lyrics charges dropped