China's cinematic censors reject 'Noah'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) When Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises were finishing up "Noah," they looked to an unusual market to release the $130-million biblical epic: China. Paramount has more…

'The Big Bang Theory' blasts China ban

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Huffington Post) China's not a fan of "The Big Bang Theory" and now "The Big Bang Theory" is making it known it's definitely not a fan of China. more…

Iranian general accidentally reveals troops in Syria

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_831901" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Gen. Hossein Hamedani"][/caption] WASHINGTON – An Iranian general made a major mistake by conceding Shiite Iran has military forces in Syria fighting to preserve more…

Board apologizes for 'grotesque' Holocaust assignment

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) At an emergency school board meeting Wednesday night, Rialto School District officials apologized for an eighth-grade critical-thinking writing assignment that asked students to consider whether the Holocaust was created more…

Blasphemy lawyer shot dead in Pakistan

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - Gunmen posing as clients shot dead a prominent human rights lawyer defending a professor accused of blasphemy, officials said Thursday, underscoring the danger facing those trying more…