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More than 300 Bibles are confiscated in Malaysia

<b>Islamic authorities in Malaysia have seized more than 300 Bibles from the Bible Society because they use the word Allah to refer to God, officials say.</b><p>Bible Society officials told Reuters that two of their members were briefly detained following the seizure.<p>A court ruled in October that non-Muslims …

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Norman Foster unveils plans for elevated 'SkyCycle' bike routes in London

Plan for 220km network of bike paths suspended above railway lines could see commuters gliding to work over rooftops<p>Gliding through the air on a bike might so far be confined to the fantasy realms of singing nannies and aliens in baskets, but riding over rooftops could one day form part of your …

Tonight's Meteor Shower: Live, From Space, It's The Quadrantids

It's early January, and that means it's time for the Quadrantid meteor shower to peak. Despite winter weather that might cloud the skies in some areas, forecasters say this year's event is worth getting up for, citing lunar conditions that will darken the night sky.<p>If you haven't heard of the …

Drones of the Future Will Make Own Decisions

Drones will eventually be equipped with stronger chemical weapons and able to make their own decisions, according to a new report from the U.S. …

Why Ariel Sharon was important

Although tarnished by his military record, Ariel Sharon was the first Right-wing leader to grapple with Israel's great dilemma.<p>The stroke that ended Ariel Sharon's premiership in January 2006 also left an impossible question. Without this metaphorical streak of lightning, would the man known as …

The NSA Is Trying to Build a Quantum Computer

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In today's edition of The Edward Snowden Files, <i>The Washington Post</i> reports that the National …

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Americans Who Fought in Fallujah Watch al Qaeda Make Comeback

The crack of gunfire shattered the quiet following afternoon prayers in Fallujah on Thursday, an Iraqi city that U.S. forces once wrested from al …

U.S. spy court: NSA to keep collecting phone records

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has renewed NSA's phone-collection program, allowing the agency to continue collecting every American's telephone records every day.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A secretive U.S. spy court has ruled again that the National Security Agency can keep collecting every …

W.H. faces tough contraception fight

As a new round of religion-based challenges to President Barack Obama’s health care law head to the Supreme Court, advocates on both sides of the issue say the administration’s arguments are likely facing a chilly reception.<p>On Friday, the Obama administration urged the court to reject a plea from …

Flu now widespread in the United States

The U.S. flu season is well underway and the main circulating strain is H1N1, the type responsible for the global flu pandemic of 2009-2010.<p>This year's flu season is now in full swing. Nationally people are beginning to be hospitalized and die due to the flu, which is in all parts of the country …

Pope Francis Says Priests Can Become 'Little Monsters,' In Call For Religious Order To 'Wake Up The World'

Pope Francis has warned that priests can become "little monsters," in an emphatic call for his religious order to "wake up the world."<p>The pontiff has …

The Congressman Who Went Off the Grid

Roscoe Bartlett spent 20 years on Capitol Hill. Now he lives in a remote cabin in the woods, prepping for doomsday.<p>When Roscoe Bartlett was in Congress, he latched onto a particularly apocalyptic issue, one almost no one else ever seemed to talk about: America’s dangerously vulnerable power grid. …

McCain, Graham blast Obama for Al Qaeda-related takeover of Fallujah, call situation 'predictable'

Republican senators on Saturday blamed the Obama administration for Al Qaeda affiliates over-running parts of Iraq, including the city of Fallujah, which the United States secured before President Obama removed all U.S. forces from that country in 2011.<p>Sen. John McCain, Arizona, and Lindsey Graham, …

Sanders to NSA: Spying on Hill?

Sen. Bernie Sanders sent a letter Friday to the director of the National Security Agency asking if the agency is spying or has ever spied on members of Congress.<p>The Vermont independent said he was “deeply concerned” about the NSA’s collection of information on Americans and called reports that the …

Church of England accused of dumbing down baptism service

Former bishop of Rochester attacks proposed alternative wording which will be on trial until April<p>The Church of England has been accused of "dumbing down" the baptism service by changing its wording so parents and godparents no longer have to "repent sins" and "reject the devil".<p>A trial of the new …

Rice's walk on the mild side

In late December, National Security Adviser Susan Rice pushed her aides to deliver a particular memo to President Barack Obama on an accelerated schedule — until she realized her timetable meant they’d have to work straight through the night before Christmas.<p>“If this is going to f— up everyone’s …

10 must-watch House races

Republicans head into the midterm election with the clear upper hand in the battle for control of the House. Political handicappers give Democrats virtually no shot at erasing the 17-seat deficit separating them from the speaker’s gavel.<p>But that doesn’t mean there will be a shortage of races with …