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Overseas news in brief

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06 December 2013

PA

Not dreaming but screaming: a Munch-style ornament adorns a Norwegian Embassy Christmas tree

Not dreaming but screaming: a Munch-style ornament adorns a Norwegian Embassy Christmas tree

American priest dies in rectory fire

A priest in the United States has died after a man ran into his rectory while his clothes were ablaze, setting off a fire that ultimately killed both men. The Revd David Dingwall was rushed to hospital in Baltimore after the incident on 26 November at St Paul's By-The-Sea Episcopal church in Ocean City, Maryland, but died the following day. 

Christchurch cathedral set for demolition

Campaigners determined to save Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand have failed in their legal action to prevent its demolition. Church Property Trustees, who own the cathedral, won their case in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal, and the campaigners have been declined leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, paving the way for the final demolition of the cathedral.

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