Famous pianist accused of insulting Islam

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a prosecutor has proposed charging an internationally known Turkish pianist and composer with insulting Islamic religious values in comments he made more…

'Barnabas Gospel' won't collapse Christianity

by Bob Unruh -- The "Barnabas Gospel" cited by Iran's Basij Press as proof Islam is the "righteous" religion because it foretold Muhammad's coming has as much historical accuracy as the "DaVinci more…

Buffett says 'free news' unsustainable

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) struck a deal this month to acquire 63 newspapers, said he may buy more publications as the industry rethinks whether more…

Boys eyes gouged out by mother

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AP) MEXICO CITY - Police in a Mexico City suburb arrested a mother and several relatives Thursday for allegedly gouging out the eyes of her 5-year-old son in more…

'Schizophrenic ally': Senate yanks Pakistan aid

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MSNBC) WASHINGTON — A Senate panel expressed its outrage Thursday over Pakistan's conviction of a doctor who helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden, voting to cut more…

Egypt vote: Brotherhood advances to 2nd round

by -NO AUTHOR- -- CAIRO (AP) - The candidate of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood won a spot in a run-off election, according to partial results Friday from Egypt's first genuinely competitive presidential election. more…

Economics, elections pushing NATO power center

by Albert Thompson -- WASHINGTON – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization could be heading for a power shift, based on the impact of the economic uncertainties its members are facing and the more…

Left swooning over Taliban poetry

by Bob Unruh -- The latest rage in poetry circles is being lauded as "a remarkable and important book that reveals a hitherto concealed side" to its "harshly perceived" authors. Just try more…

Couple bury car-crash victim alive

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CHINA DAILY) — A car abandoned by a couple that hit a woman while driving drunk, then buried her, was found by police in Yuyao, Zhejiang province, on more…