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Bridging Arabic And Western Music With An Unusual Instrument

Ibrahim Maalouf plays a four-valve trumpet — most just have three. The extra valve, attached to the button a trumpeter pushes down, allows the Lebanese musician to play quarter-tones — the notes between notes that characterize Arabic "makams."<p>"The makams are scales and modes with quarter-tones and …

Pope's First Easter Mass Sends Messages Of Peace

Pope Francis celebrated his first Easter Sunday Mass praying for world peace and urging a diplomatic solution to the standoff on the Korean peninsula.<p>Only two weeks after his election, the first pope from the developing world continues to make his mark on the Catholic Church.<p>St. Peter's Square was …

2014 Toyota Corolla to bow before LA

We've sort of been wondering when Toyota would finally debut the next-generation Corolla sedan, especially since the current car is getting very, very long in the tooth. We got a glimpse of the new compact's design at this year's Detroit Auto Show in the form of the Furia concept seen above, but we …

Churches hold prayers for ailing Nelson Mandela

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/966000/966449_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534407469_2b74a70a259fee8fe7ee3f0a442dfb20<p><b>Churches across South Africa have held prayers for Nelson Mandela, who has been in hospital for four days being treated for pneumonia.</b><p>Several hundred …

A 4K Apple TV: Does anyone still care?

Normally, you'd think a rumor that never comes true, despite being circulated continuously for years, would shrivel up and die. Such is not the case with the legend of a fabled Apple TV set, which later became an Apple HDTVset, and now apparently is an Apple 4K screen, according to the latest …

North Korea Says It Is in 'State of War' with South Korea

North Korea announced Saturday it is in a "state of war" with neighboring South Korea and threatened to shut down the joint industrial area called …