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10 Dramatic Ways Major Religions Have Reversed Positions

The major world religions go back thousands of years. With all that history to draw on, you might expect their images and tenets to have changed over …

Celebrating Nowruz from London to Seattle

Every year around this time, joyful childhood memories ignite inside me. I see my mother gathering branches in the garden of our London home. I wrap …

Michelle Obama

Tom Cotton: 'No Regrets At All' Over Letter To Iran

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said on CBS’ "Face the Nation" on Sunday that he had “no regrets at all” over the letter he orchestrated to be sent to Iranian ayatollahs warning them that any deal struck with the Obama administration over their country’s nuclear program could be cancelled by …

United States

30 years of .com

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a bit of video that goes around the Internet every so often, showing a couple of clueless 1990s television hosts trying to decipher the mysteries of the Internet.<p>"What is Internet, anyway?" NBC "Today" show host Bryant Gumbel asks in the 1994 clip after stumbling through an email …

Dot-com

40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey

On a chilly March morning, Steve Howard, aged 65, is at work in his office on the northern edge of Pasadena, California. Two computer screens are squeezed on to his corner desk along with family photos, a tissue box and tins of Altoids Curiously Strong Peppermints. The office is in a quiet business …

Space

Iran's advances create alarm in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf

Arabs believe Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut and Sana’a are in effect under Iranian control – and power may shift further if US sanctions are eased<p>The commanders of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have been working overtime recently, flaunting their achievements across the Middle East …

Middle East

Iran Offers to Mediate Talks Between Republicans and Obama

TEHRAN (The Borowitz Report)—Stating that “their continuing hostilities are a threat to world peace,” Iran has offered to mediate talks between congressional Republicans and President Obama.<p>Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, made the offer one day after Iran received what he called a “worrisome …

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Mandela was revered by many, but her life became mired in controversy<p>Preparations for meeting delayed over expulsion of diplomats, Kremlin policy …

New Orleans

Rumour: The Legendary Nokia 1100 All Set For A Comeback

If rumours are to be believed, Nokia 1100 which was launched in 2003 as an entry-level basic phone is likely to make a come back after 12 years.<p>Nokia …

The Gentle Cesarean: More Like A Birth Than An Operation

There are many reasons women need cesareans. Sometimes the situation is truly life-threatening. But often the problem is that labor simply isn't progressing. That was the case for Valerie Echo Duckett, 35, who lives in Columbus, Ohio. After receiving an epidural for pain, Duckett's contractions …

Pregnancy

Republicans Warn Iran -- and Obama -- That Deal Won't Last

A group of 47 Republican senators has written an open letter to Iran's leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they sign with President Barack …

Lindsey Graham
South Asia

Iran military drills: rockets, tanks and large explosions near Persian Gulf

Watch rockets, tanks and large explosions as Iran carry out a second day of military drills near the entrance of the Persian Gulf<p>Large scale military drills by <b>Iran's</b> Revolutionary Guard continued for a second day on Thursday near the strategically vital entrance of the Persian Gulf.<p>Iranian state …

Blogger lashing: Saudi rejects criticism of Badawi case

<b>Saudi Arabia has expressed "surprise and dismay" at international media reports criticising the flogging of a Saudi blogger for insulting Islam.</b><p>In its first official statement on the case the foreign ministry said it rejected any interference in its internal affairs.<p>Raif Badawi was sentenced to …

Saudi Arabia

Iraqis living under IS rule fear liberation means reprisals

BAGHDAD (AP) — Mosul resident Mohammed Younis says he had nothing to do with the Islamic State group's capture of his city or its mass killings, beheadings and other atrocities -- but that may not be enough to spare him if the extremists are driven out.<p>A letter left on his doorstep by a shadowy …

Islam