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  • Religious freedom under increasing threat worldwide, study says

     
    More countries around the world are clamping down on religious freedom and harassment and intimidation of religious groups has surged, according to a new study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The new report tracked changes in religious...
  • 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....
  • Egypt officials condemn film, ask Egyptians for 'self-restraint'

     
    The Egyptian government said Wednesday that it strongly condemned a movie ridiculing the Prophet Mohammed that triggered violent protests in Cairo and Benghazi, but called for "self-restraint" among those outraged by the film. Prime Minister Hisham Kandil...
  • Google, Gmail blocked as Iran pushes 'national Internet'

     
    Iran has shut off access to Google and Gmail inside the country, a step eyed by Web activists with concern as the nation's leaders seek to wall off a corner of cyberspace separate from the global Internet....
  • U.S. will seek to lift ban on Myanmar imports, Clinton announces

     
    The Obama administration will seek to lift the U.S. ban on imported products from Myanmar, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced Wednesday at the beginning of a meeting with Myanmar President Thein Sein....
  • Muslim women on pilgrimage from Nigeria detained in Saudi Arabia

     
    More than 1,000 Muslim women from Nigeria trying to make a religious pilgrimage to Mecca have been turned away or detained in Saudi Arabia over allegations they weren’t traveling with husbands or other suitable male guardians, according to...
  • 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....