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More than 250 Turks dressed as zombies filled Istanbul’s Ortaköy Square to raise money for earthquake victims. They gathered in the Turkish capital to celebrate Halloween, commemorate the late famous pop singer Michael Jackson in what they described as a […]

In what would appear to be an astonishing attempt to regulate what citizens do in private, the government of Burma’s Kachin province has issued tough new regulations on fasting and prayer. The chairman of Maw Wan Ward in Phakant Township […]

There’s no cheese, no bread, no sugar served at Berlin’s Sauvage Restaurant. You see, the trendy eatery only caters to cavemen. According to its chalkboard menu, “Real Food Revolution: Peolithic cuisine!” What that means is that it only serves what […]

In the Philippines, newborn Danica May Camacho was greeted with cheers and an explosion of photographers’ flashbulbs at Manila’s Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital. She arrived two minutes before midnight Sunday at 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was declared by the United […]

Ayman Nabil Labib, a 17-year-old Christian, was murdered by Muslim classmates after refusing to remove a crucifix he was wearing, according to reports in the Egyptian daily newspaper al-Masry al-Youm, the Assyrian International News Agency and National Review magazine. Labib […]

A Washington, D.C., exhibit of Chinese Bibles sponsored by China’s Communist government is an embarrassing farce that should cannot go unchallenged, say authors Charles Colson and Congressman Frank Wolf. Colson is the founder of Prison Fellowship, author of such bestsellers […]

Humiliated by his many false forecasts of impending doom, 90-year-old Harold Camping of the Family Radio network says that he’s trying to figure out why May 21st’s Judgment Day was a bust and how the universe failed to collapse on Oct. 21. “We are […]

Twenty-four-year-old Joey DeFrancesco pulled off what most of us have only dreamed of. He quit his job in a way that made his boss look, well, perhaps not his best, in front of 2 million people and a marching band.   It seems Joey […]

The sexually transmitted Human Papillomavirus, known to be the leading cause of cervical cancer, has also been linked to increased risk of heart attack according to new research released this week. “Women with cancer-causing strains of HPV may be at […]

Leaders of the British Commonwealth 0f nations Friday unanimously approved new rules that would allow a future British monarch to marry a Catholic. They also dropped the longstanding rule of succession that made it difficult for a Princess to rise […]