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How Lattice Is Helping This Photographer Discover Beautiful Images

<i>This post is part of a series featuring photographers who are taking advantage of Lattice, PhotoShelter’s new platform to help you get discovered by</i> …

Myanmar

The Power of Praying God's Word

<b>“The life of a Christian is all about passion… Nothing is more powerful than when the Holy Spirit reveals the Son of God through the words of</b> …

Saudi denies contact with Israel on Iran

Saudi Arabia has ruled out any contact with Israel, with which it has no diplomatic ties, after a British newspaper reported that the two countries could coordinate efforts against Iran.<p>The kingdom "has no relations or contacts with Israel of any kind or at any level," said a foreign ministry …

A Long-Standing Love Affair With Myanmar

Photographer Geoffrey Hiller made his first foray into Myanmar — also known as Burma — when he was traveling around Southeast Asia in 1987. At the time, he could only get a seven-day tourist visa, and the best method for changing currency was to arrive with two cartons of cigarettes and two bottles …

John Paul II Moves Closer to Sainthood

Pope John Paul II to be made a saint, Vatican announces

The late John Paul II is one of two popes who are to be simultaneously declared saints, the Vatican has announced, days after a commission of Catholic cardinals approved a second miracle attributed to him.<p>John Paul is to be canonised along with another former pontiff, John XXIII, nicknamed "the …

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Egypt's military shuts down news channels

Egypt's military-led authorities shut down several stations, including one operated by the Muslim Brotherhood, after President Mohamed Morsi was toppled by the army.<p>The security forces on Wednesday also raided the offices of Al Jazeera's Egyptian news channel and detained at least five of its …

Two child limit imposed on Myanmar's Rohingya

Authorities in Myanmar's western Rakhine state have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area, and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing in the aftermath of sectarian violence.<p>Local officials said on Saturday that the new …

Myanmar frees group of dissidents

Myanmar has released more than 20 political prisoners, a government official has said, just hours before President Thein Sein leaves for a landmark state visit to the US.<p>Zaw Htay, director of the president's office, said on the microblogging website Twitter on Friday that the amnesty showed Thein …

Israel ready to act on Syria weapons, warns Netanyahu

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/971000/971114_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532480409_6f069b2f5893f5cb2462597f7e208658<p><b>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the BBC that Israel has a right to prevent weapons from falling into the wrong hands in Syria.</b><p>He said …

Middle East

Iran’s alleged link to al-Qaeda activity not surprising, experts say

Iran has dismissed as "laughable" the accusation that two Canadians, charged with plotting to derail a Via train, were directed by al-Qaeda operatives in Iran. After all, Shia Iran and Sunni Muslim al-Qaeda are extremely hostile to each other – they back opposite sides in the civil war in Syria.<p>But …

Israel tourists face email inspections

Israel's internal security agency has been authorised to demand "suspicious" foreign travellers open their personal email accounts for inspection on …

As Myanmar Reforms, Old Tensions Rise To The Surface

The town of Meiktila in central Myanmar presents a tranquil scene on a hot April day: A woman presses juice from sugar cane while customers loll around in the midday heat. The town is right in the center of the country, on a broad and arid plain where white cows graze among palm trees and pointy …

Hezbollah Drone Shot Down Over Israeli Skies

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he views "with utmost severity the attempt to breach our borders," according to the Jerusalem Post.<p>This is not the first time Israel shot down a Hezbollah drone, they had to target one over their skies on October 6 of last year.<p>Most Hezbollah drones in …

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Jewish groups up in arms over Warsaw Ghetto memorial

Jewish groups in Poland have condemned plans to locate a memorial to Polish "righteous" gentiles in the heart of what once was the Warsaw ghetto saying it would infringe upon the memory of murdered Jews.<p>Current plans put the memorial to the Righteous Among Nations next to the centre of Jewish …

US drones programme 'risks legalising al-Qaeda'

A British lawyer leading a United Nations inquiry into CIA drone strikes has compared them with al-Qaeda attacks and has claimed that America’s covert programme risked legitimising terrorism.<p>Ben Emmerson, QC, said the strikes were illegal under international law. Relatives of the victims of …

Who Will Be the Next Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority?

With Fayyad's resignation formally accepted, it remains to be seen if his reforms will withstand a power transition.<p>Mahmoud Abbas formally accepted the resignation of his prime minister, Salam Fayyad, this weekend despite the best efforts of the U.S. and John Kerry to reconcile the two. The rift …

Syria: Bashar al-Assad cuts prison sentences

Bashar al-Assad has cut prisoners' sentences in Syria to mark a national holiday<p>The move reduced prison terms of inmates held for both crimes and misdemeanours and also cut by a quarter the jail terms of "<b>Syrians</b> who had joined the terrorists" – the term used by the Syrian government to describe …