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Saudi Arabia launches crane collapse investigation

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has pledged to find out what caused a crane collapse that killed 107 people at Mecca's Grand Mosque in the run-up to the annual Hajj pilgrimage.<p>The Hajj, a pillar of the Muslim religion which last year drew about two million faithful worshippers, will take place despite …

Saudi Arabia

Cop who tackled tennis star James Blake has a history of violence and racism against black men

The New York undercover officer who failed to identify himself before tacking and handcuffing tennis star James Blake while he waited outside a hotel …

Justice

Saudi blames Mecca Grand Mosque crane collapse on high winds

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — High winds were to blame for the toppling of a massive crane that smashed into Mecca's Grand Mosque and killed at least …

Saudi Arabia

I can’t trust my wife, as she won’t tell me her sexual past

A man who told his wife how many people he’d slept with feels she isn’t honest about her sexual history. Mariella Frostrup asks why this is so important to him<p><b>The dilemma</b><p><i>I have been married for almost two years. I disclosed everything to my wife before we got married. She wanted to know how many</i> …

Relationships

America's dark and not-very-distant history of hating Catholics

Pope Francis is expected to be greeted with huge crowds and across-the-board reverence when he tours Washington, New York and Philadelphia during his first visit as pontiff to the United States.<p>The rapture, however, will not change the awkward - and largely forgotten fact - that for centuries the …

6 Maxims Successful Entrepreneurs Want You To Know

Founding a company is tough work. But with dedication and passion, you can become a successful entrepreneur, and change the world along the way.

Entrepreneurship

Austria slams Hungary over its treatment of refugees, report says

Austria’s chancellor on Saturday slammed Hungary for its handling of the refugee crisis likening its policies to that of Nazi deportations during the Holocaust, according to a published report.<p>Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann made his comments in an interview with German news magazine Der …

"Psychopaths Are Running The World" Former US Marine Blows Whistle On Syrian False Flag, Exposes Real Agenda

<i>"All of these players, these politicians are nothing more than puppets, they don't serve the people there is no real democracy, they serve the rich</i> …

Israel Finally Outlaws "Temple Mount Screamers"

This week Israel’s Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, signed an order banning male <i>Murabitun</i> and female <i>Murabatat</i> Islamist groups from Jerusalem’s sacred …

Book Review: ‘The New Atheist Threat’ By CJ Werleman

“Like all cults, New Atheists believe that “the best human beings, as defined by them as ‘rational’ and ‘enlightened’ should become powerful enough …

Book Reviews

Bill Maher: When Kim Davis uses God's 'rule book' to deny same-sex marriage, it's the same as 'Sharia law'

During a lively discussion about Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, HBO’s <i>Real Time</i> host Bill Maher said there is no difference between what the …

Goldie Taylor―Losing My Religion in the Black South

I pray for the beloved aunt who raised me in the church and who now clings to life in the ICU. But now I’m not sure anyone’s listening.<p>“Ge’challs …

Faith

Filmmaker Parvez Sharma on Islam, homosexuality and the new 'A Sinner in Mecca'

Gay Muslim filmmaker Parvez Sharma crossed several dangerous lines when documenting his 2010<p>hajj pilgrimageto Mecca on his iPhone for the newly released “A Sinner in Mecca.”<p>Though it's discouraged by Saudi law to film inside Mecca's Grand Mosque and other sacred sites where Muslims complete their …

Artificial intelligence will make religion obsolete within our lifetime

After conquering the kitchen, the game show, and outer space, are our machines heading for religion next?<p>The singularity is a hypothesized time in …

True Believer? Why Donald Trump Is The Choice Of The Religious Right

When Donald Trump stepped to the podium in a football stadium in Mobile, Alabama, filled with 30,000 people there to hear him spread the gospel of Trump, he was overcome.<p>"Now I know how the great Billy Graham felt," Trump said last month.<p>Trump and Graham, the famed Baptist revival preacher and …

Faith

Actress Who Confronted Ted Cruz Over Gay Rights Has More to Say About Him, Mike Huckabee: ‘It Seems Like They’re Homophobic’

After her surprise confrontation with Sen. Ted Cruz in Iowa last month, openly gay actress Ellen Page sat down with the Daily Beast and delved deeper into her issues with him and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, as well as her takes on Republicans and religion.<p>Ellen Page attends the “X-Men: Days …

Why Are Women Ditching Hillary?

Earlier this year Hillary Clinton seemed to have the female vote locked down, so why is she now having to work so hard to convince them to support …

Government

Moore makes no apologies for ‘picking flowers’ of Europe in new documentary

Michael Moore, the divisive political pop-documentarian, brought gifts for the audience and gripes for his fellow Americans when he came to Canada for the world premiere of his new movie at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.<p>During a question-and-answer session following the screening …

Report: Iran finds 'unexpectedly high' uranium reserve after Dems seal nuke deal for Obama

Iran has reportedly found an unexpectedly high reserve of uranium, following assessments that the country is running low on the nuclear raw material and just days after President Obama essentially secured an international nuclear deal with the country's leaders.<p>The discovery was reported first by …

George Clooney And Sandra Bullock Have A Simple Plan To Create More Roles For Women

George Clooney is quite the renaissance man. Aside from his acting career — which has spanned more than 30 years — the man has made a name for himself with his behind-the-camera work and various social activist causes. Clooney recently took a trip to Toronto for the premiere of <i>Our Brand In Crisis</i>. …

Kim Davis Needs to Read the Bible Again

Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, returns to her post soon, after spending five nights in jail and then a few more days recovering at home. A Pentecostal Christian, Davis says “God’s authority” instructs her not to issue licenses for gay marriage, even though the law compels her to. …