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Spiritual guru, 77, with 'millions' of followers around the world, is found guilty of raping a 16-year-old devotee in India

• <b>Asaram Bapu, 77, convicted of 2013 rape and faces ten years to life in jail</b>• <b><br>He raped a teenage devotee while pretending to rid her of evil</b> …

Battlestar Galactica

Saudi government closes down gym after a woman is filmed wearing lycra there while working out

• <b>Saudi sports authorities shut down a female fitness centre in Riyadh on Friday</b>• <b><br>It was over a video that appeared to show a woman in figure-hugging</b> …

Saudi Arabia

OCP Icon of St Gregorious of Parumala Presented to Serbian Orthodox Academy of Fine Arts & Conservation

<b>OCP News Service – 20/4/18</b><p><b><br>Belgrade-</b> George Alexander, Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) presented the pan-Orthodox …

Divers save turtle which had been stuck in plastic container for so many years its shell had changed shape

• <b>Divers rescued the sea turtle after the found her swimming weirdly in the ocean</b>• <b><br>A video shows the moment a diver pulled off the plastic around her</b> …

Kylie Minogue

Google unveils 'Chat' in effort to compete with Facebook Messenger

Global users who want to use Chat will be able to download the Android Messages app that it runs on to any Android device. However, Chat does not …

Kylie Minogue

The female pilots who trained for space flight in the 1960s

Female pilots from across the US underwent testing to become astronauts (main) in the early 1960s before the program was axed; they were thrilled to …

Moon Missions

Pentagon pushes through development of hypersonic missiles in response to Russia and China's efforts

Pentagon pushes through a $1 billion contract for hypersonic missiles after Russia and China reveal ultra-fast intercontinental nukes<p><b>US firm Lockheed</b> …

Stranger Things

Couple reunited after wife sent her husband goodbye messages from Southwest flight

Gianna Baur who was on the Southwest Airlines flight that suffered engine failure Tuesday morning has been reunited with her husband, Chad Baur, …

Airplanes

Ethiopian Bible is oldest and most complete on earth

<i>June 28, 2016</i><p><b>World’s first illustrated Christian Bible discovered at Ethiopian monastery</b><p>The world’s earliest illustrated Christian book has been …

Archaeology

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer just says yes to marijuana legalization

WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Democrat — Charles Schumer of New York— plans to endorse legislation that would decriminalize marijuana.<p>"If smoking …

Cannabis

Mattis Wanted Congressional Approval Before Striking Syria. He Was Overruled.

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged President Trump to get congressional approval before the United States launched airstrikes against Syria last week, but was overruled by Mr. Trump, who wanted a rapid and dramatic response, military and administration officials said.<p>Mr. Trump, the …

National Security

The Myth of Schism - David Bentley Hart

By all rights, however, Pope John Paul II’s <i>Ut Unum Sint</i> should have inaugurated a new era in the ecumenical relations between Orthodoxy and Roman …

Oscar-winning Czech-American film director Milos Forman of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has died at age 86 after a 'short illness'

• <b>Czech-American film director Milos Forman died on Friday at the age of 86</b>• <b><br>He passed away near his home at a hospital in Connecticut after a 'short</b> …

Body known as 'Buckskin Girl' who was found strangled and beaten to death in Ohio is finally identified through DNA 37 years later as Arkansas woman, 21, whose family never reported her missing

• <b>Body of woman was found fully clothed in a ditch in Troy, Ohio, on April 24, 1981</b>• <b><br>On Monday, DNA confirmation was made identifying murder victim as</b> …

Crime

How Russia has hinted it could react to US strikes in Syria: ANALYSIS

President Donald Trump on Wednesday in a Tweet told Russia to "get ready" for U.S. missile strikes in Syria, seeming to confirm that the United …

Russia

'There was something out there': Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin 'passes lie detector test after recalling his encounter with alien life' during the historic 1969 mission to the moon

• <b>Aldrin reportedly passed the lie detector test during his recollection of his close encounter with alien life during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to</b> …

The rise of the alpha singles: Two writers - one married and one not - go head to head on the career-driven young women who insist they don’t need a man or marriage to be happy

• <b>Cristina Odone, 57, was single for years but is now married with three children</b>• <b><br>She says she realised aged 42 that she was compromising own happiness</b></b> …

Stranger Things
Middle East

Good-looking guys CAN get away with anything: Man poses as hunky model on Tinder to send vile sexual messages to women... but still gets their numbers

• <b>A user on a bodybuilding forum created the fake profile using photos of male model Holden Nowell to proposition women for sex on the app</b>• <b><br>Despite his</b> …

Relationships

Substance that gives birds mysterious power to see Earth’s magnetic field discovered by scientists

The “sixth sense” birds use to visualise Earth’s magnetic field has been demystified, as two teams of scientists claim to have identified the source …

Earth Science
San Francisco

Lessons for Theresa May and the EU from 15th-century Florence

WHY did Theresa May pick a famous church in Florence to offer an olive branch, of sorts, to her negotiating partners in Europe? As she explained her …

European Union

Chinese Orthodox receive state approval to prepare for ministry in Russian seminaries

<i>Beijing, March 26, 2018</i><p>Photo: pravlife.org<p>Orthodox students from the People’s Republic of China can now begin to prepare for their future ministries …

China
Christianity
Christianity

9 Of The Best Men's Cologne You Can Find: Our Top Picks For 2018

Shopping for new cologne can be daunting – there are so many different types of scents currently available on the market. For starters, fragrances are typically broken down into 5 categories: parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne and eau fraiche. Parfum is the most expensive type …

Beauty

First mobile phone call made 45 years ago today

A historic milestone occurred April 3, 1973: the very first call on a mobile phone. It was the phone equivalent of landing on the moon.<p>But that call wasn’t an inspirational message — some equivalent of “a giant leap for mankind.” Nope, Martin Cooper, who headed up Motorola’s team developing the …

Motorola

Things Nobody Warns You About Being a Millionaire

You would think at least you wouldn't have money problems but, for some, not even that is true.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a millionaire is a dream for many people, and is seemingly unattainable for some. The fact is that you only ever hear about these …

Self-improvement

An Indian startup wants to produce water from thin air using solar energy

Uravu is on a mission to generate water out of thin air.<p>If things go according to the Hyderabad-based startup’s plan, its technology to convert atmospheric moisture into usable—even potable—water will be available for household use in around two years from now.<p>The technology itself is not new. Even …

Clean Energy
Surveillance