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  • In Spain, an amusingly botched fresco is now a moneymaker

     
    It was bemoaned as “catastrophic” and “unspeakable,” a botched restoration attempt that transformed a beloved, aging fresco of Jesus Christ into something more closely resembling an aghast ape. Now it’s a moneymaker. And...
  • YouTube blocks users in Libya, Egypt from video mocking Muhammad

     
    YouTube has blocked users in Libya and Egypt from watching a video mocking Muhammad that set off violent protests in Cairo and Benghazi, it announced Wednesday. Though the film was clearly within its guidelines and widely available online, YouTube decided...
  • Imelda Marcos' infamous shoes damaged by termites, monsoon

     
    The shoes were the stuff of legend: pairs upon colorful pairs of pumps, flats and other footwear that evinced the lavish lifestyle of Imelda Marcos, the woman wed to deposed strongman Ferdinand Marcos.Thousands of showy shoes were found at the Manila...
  • Turkey forces plane bound for Syria from Moscow to land

     
    Turkey forced a passenger plane heading from Moscow to Syria to land at an Ankara airport on Wednesday, intercepting the plane with F-16 fighter jets, Turkish state television reported.Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told the official Anadolu...
  • Australian leader slams sexism in now-viral speech [Video]

     
    Fifteen minutes in the Australian parliament have become the diatribe heard 'round the world: a blistering speech by Prime Minister Julia Gillard against her chief political foe, excoriating him over what she denounced as sexist attacks....
  • Iran calls Netanyahu's warnings on nuclear program 'baseless'

     
    Iran shot back against the dire warnings of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the United Nations, calling them “baseless and absurd allegations against (its) exclusively peaceful nuclear program.” In a written statement, the...
  • Four peacekeepers killed in Darfur in evening ambush

     
    Four peacekeepers were slain and eight injured in an ambush in West Darfur, the African Union and United Nations joint mission to the troubled region said Wednesday. It remains unclear who was behind the Tuesday evening attack less than a mile and a...
  • In South Africa, roughly 12,000 striking platinum miners fired

     
    In South Africa, the world's biggest producer of platinum has fired roughly 12,000 striking workers. Violence has erupted over other strikes in the country....
  • 4 protesters reportedly slain in clashes at U.S. Embassy in Yemen

     
    Hundreds of Yemeni protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Sana and set it ablaze on Thursday, another eruption of violence in a series of protests sweeping the Middle East and elsewhere over an online video mocking the Islamic prophet. Three of the...
  • Google executive detained in Brazil for YouTube videos

     
    SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The president of Google Brazil has been arrested after the site declined to remove two videos that criticized a local electoral candidate, Brazilian federal police said....
  • #MuslimRage met with Muslim satire

     
    The aggressive headline advertised the cover article by author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, itself a subject of furious debate over her take on Islam, extremism and free speech. Hirsi Ali, a Somali woman who fled an arranged marriage and became a forceful critic of...
  • Sharing refugees -- a 'good idea' that's gone nowhere

     
    Konate is one of more than 16,000 people who have boarded boats and landed on Malta over the past decade, often by accident. The tiny Mediterranean nation is a refugee destination out of happenstance, as people fleeing North Africa aim their boats at...