Rich holy land site succumbs to neglect

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) The ancient town of Sebastia is one of the major archaeological sites of the Holy Land, with its overlapping layers of history dating back nearly 3,000 more…

Carbon emissions helping to make Earth greener

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New Scientist) The planet is getting lusher, and we are responsible. Carbon dioxide generated by human activity is stimulating photosynthesis and causing a beneficial greening of the Earth's more…

Poachers behind rise in elephant orphans

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) An elephant orphanage in Kenya is seeing an upsurge in orphaned elephants brought there because of the poaching crisis occurring across Africa, the founder said Wednesday. more…

Gaza: Hamas orders Christian schools closed

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Catholic Herald) Five schools in Gaza – two Catholic and three Christian – face closure if the Hamas government follows through on an order forbidding co-educational institutions, according more…

NBC correspondent joins al-Jazeera America

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Times) Former NBC contributor Michael Viqueira will be joining Al Jazeera America as its first White House correspondent, the network announced today.Mr. Viqueira joins the expanding network more…

U.S. superheroes bow to Islam, but this 1 refuses

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_449857" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Bosch Fawstin and his art"][/caption] "Kwak! Ouch! Please don't kill me! Ah-h-h-h … oink?" If a cartoonist wages an anti-jihad campaign featuring a piggish more…

Americans to seek justice in Spanish courts

by Bob Unruh -- Iranian expatriates in the U.S. who sued President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Tehran Islamic regime alleging they suffered torture may seek justice in Spain after a U.S. judge more…

Syrian rebels to Christians: Flee or die!

by Bob Unruh -- A new report from a ministry worker who visited a remnant of Syria's Christian community confirms the worst: Rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad for control are imposing Islamic more…