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Are These The 6 Best Ways To Use A Spare Room?

Making space for a leisure-ready entertainment room might turn your home into your favorite getaway<p>Making space for a leisure-ready entertainment room might turn your home into your favorite getaway

Why did Pope Francis pray at the wall?

"Something there is that doesn't love a wall," wrote Robert Frost. This something is someone now: Pope Francis.<p>In a strong, apparently unscripted move on his recent visit to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, on Sunday the pontiff suddenly waved to the driver of his Popemobile, asking to get out. …

Iraq Shia worshippers killed in suicide blast

At least 19 killed as bomber blows himself up at mosque entrance in capital Baghdad.<p>A suicide bomber has killed at least 19 people at a Shia mosque in central Baghdad, officials have said, while violence elsewhere in Iraq left four dead, the latest in a protracted surge in bloodshed.<p>The bomber blew …

University students shunning books in favour of Wikipedia

Prof Orlando Figes, of Birkbeck, University of London, says students no longer read books as they get information from websites such as Wikipedia and SparkNotes<p>Students are completing university degrees without reading a single book because of the availability of information on the internet, a …

Iran readies plant needed to fulfill nuclear pact with powers

VIENNA (Reuters) - After months of delays, Iran appears to be finalizing a plant to convert a large amount of low-enriched uranium gas into an oxide form that would be less suitable for processing into nuclear bomb material, a U.N. watchdog report shows.<p>European Union foreign policy chief Catherine …

Pope Francis Says 'Door Is Always Open' to Rethink Priestly Celibacy

World<p>Pope Francis has opened the door for a debate on priestly celibacy.<p>Fresh off the back of his historic trip to the Middle East, the pontiff delved into one of core Catholic Church rules by declaring it is “not a dogma” that clergy members abstain from sex.<p>“It is a rule of life that I appreciate …

Egypt election: Authorities scramble to boost turnout as voters stay away

Egyptians told not voting will trigger fines as boycott call from Muslim Brotherhood threatens to undermine legitimacy of presumed new leader Abdulfattah el-Sisi<p>The Egyptian authorities have begun enacting drastic measures to increase turn-out in the presidential election as a boycott threatened to …

Self-effacing Obama hails science fair achievers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama confessed to feeling a little bit, well, unaccomplished.<p>There was the catapult-armed mannequin that shot …

Pope Corrects Israeli Leader: Actually, Jesus Did Not Speak Hebrew

Oops.<p>One minute into Benjamin Netanyahu’s sit down with Pope Francis on Monday, the Israeli prime minster found himself eating his words—words about …

Scientists to Test Dogs and Cats for MERS Virus

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has killed around 200 people around the world since first being discovered in 2012. Though researchers …