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Netflix in talks with US cable providers -- report

Talks are in early stages with Comcast and other pay-TV providers to offer the online video service as an option on their set-top boxes, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>Netflix, which has long had a love-hate relationship with the cable industry, could finally be looking to get cozier with US …

Pay-TV

Iran's Dangerous Nuclear Bluff

President Obama’s historic phone conversation with Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani sure made the meetings of the U.N. General Assembly exciting (Kurt Eichenwald, Newsweek). It’s finally calling a very serious bluff – that Iran has a nuclear weapon, or can build one quickly.<p>This is a very …

The Pope’s New Posture: At Odds With American Conservatives

If Wal­lace Stevens, the famed poet, were de­scrib­ing the re­cent buzz about the Ro­man Cath­ol­ic Church, he might call it “Thir­teen Ways of …

Christianity

Nigeria urged to reduce child marriages

Child marriage - defined as a marital union with a person under the age of 18 - affects more girls in Nigeria than in all the countries of West Africa combined, according to a recent Ford Foundation study that assesses child marriage in the region’s sixteen countries.<p>Though it is technically …

Amber Alert called off for 9 teens reported missing from New Mexico ranch

New Mexico officials have canceled an Amber Alert issued for nine teenage boys who were reported missing from a rural New Mexico ranch for troubled youth Friday.<p>Police on Sunday said that the teens who had gone missing from the Tierra Blanca High Country Youth Program have been “physically …

McCain wants Biden out of 'witness protection program'

Sen. John McCain said Sunday he's disappointed the White House hasn't played a larger role in negotiating an end to the government shutdown.<p>"I hope the president will become engaged. Maybe we need to get Joe Biden out of the witness protection program," the Arizona Republican quipped on CBS's "Face …

Associated Press News

Russia race riot leads to hundreds of arrests

More than 380 people have been arrested after Russian nationalists rampaged for hours in Moscow over the murder of a local man blamed on a migrant.<p>Crowds on Sunday chanted slogans, including "Russia for Russians" and "white power" in the protest in Biryulyovo, an industrial district of southern …

Malaysian court rules only Muslims can use the word 'Allah'

A Malaysian court has ruled that a Christian newspaper may not use the word "Allah" to refer to God, a landmark decision on an issue that has fanned religious tensions and raised questions over minority rights in the mainly Muslim country.<p>The unanimous decision by three Muslim judges in Malaysia's …

Asia

Associated Press News

Iceland: Where one in 10 people will publish a book

<b>Iceland is experiencing a book boom. This island nation of just over 300,000 people has more writers, more books published and more books read, per head, than anywhere else in the world.</b><p>It is hard to avoid writers in Reykjavik. There is a phrase in Icelandic, "ad ganga med bok I maganum", everyone …

Books

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