New virus hits 12 with new British case

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — A fourth person in Britain has contracted a potentially fatal SARS-like virus which was unknown in humans until a few months ago, but health officials said more…

Benedict: Pray 'for me and next pope'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — Pope Benedict asked the faithful to pray for him and for the next pope, addressing a crowded St. Peter's Square in his penultimate Sunday address before more…

Why so many in Russia caught meteor on video

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Wired) How is it possible that a dozen different motorists around the Russian city of Chelyabinsk were able to capture video of a massive meteor flying through the more…

Pat Boone sells land in Galilee to evangelicals

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Jerusalem Post) American singer, actor and evangelical Christian Pat Boone is in Israel to present Yad Vashem with the Christmas card on which he scribbled the lyrics to more…

Saudi Arabia detains 53 Ethiopian Christians

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BosNewsLife) Dozens of Ethiopian Christians, mostly women, have been detained in Saudi Arabia after attending a worship service in a private home, BosNewsLife learned Wednesday, February 13. The more…

Canada to cut off ministries opposed to homosexuality

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Christianity Today) Uganda's controversial "kill-the-gays" bill is now making waves in Canada, where the federal government is reviewing international development funds allocated to an evangelical group that opposes more…

Russia sends clean-up team to meteorite-hit Urals

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) A big rescue and clean-up operation involving more than 9,000 workers is going on in the Ural mountains following Friday's meteor strike, Russia's emergencies ministry says. more…

Activists push for ban on 'holy pig' contest

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Agence France Presse) Animal rights activists on Friday protested a traditional "holy pig" ritual in which the swine are force-fed before being sacrificed in public. Farmers compete to more…