Thursday, May 31, 2007

My Way News - Christian Convert May Leave Malaysia
AP reports: "A woman who lost a court battle to change her religion from Islam to Christianity suggested she might leave Malaysia rather than stay without the right to practice the religion of her choice, her lawyer said Thursday."

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My Way News - Putin: Missile Tests Are Response to US
AP reports: "President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia's test-firing of new missiles this week was a response to U.S. plans to build missile defense sites across Europe, and suggested Washington is pursuing an imperialist policy that has triggered a new arms race. [..] deploying a new missile capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads could allow Russia to maintain nuclear parity with the United States despite having to gradually decommission Soviet-built ICBMs."

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My Way News - Moscow Hit by Record Heat Wave
AP reports: "The five hottest days in the city's recorded history could be summed up by a single image: an ice-cream truck stuck in melted asphalt on a Moscow street."

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My Way News - Syria, Hezbollah Condemn U.N. Tribunal
AP reports: "Syria and its allied Hezbollah group on Thursday condemned a U.N. decision to set up a tribunal in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, warning that it violated Lebanon's sovereignty and would deepen its political crisis."

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My Way News - Sunnis Revolt Against al-Qaida in Iraq
AP reports: "U.S. troops battled al-Qaida in west Baghdad on Thursday after Sunni Arab residents challenged the militants and called for American help to end furious gunfire that kept students from final exams and forced people in the neighborhood to huddle indoors."

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My Way News - Ex-Presidents at Graham Library Opening
AP reports: "Visitors to the new, presidential-style museum honoring evangelist Billy Graham enter and exit the building through crosses as tall as 40 feet high, a design meant to emphasize that the $27-million complex is an extension of the minister's work. 'My hope is there will be thousands of people who come here every year and accept Jesus Christ as their savior,' said the Rev. Franklin Graham, son and successor to his father, the world's most widely heard preacher."

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My Way News - Israel to Keep Hitting Gaza Militants
AP reports: "Israel resolved Wednesday to keep striking Palestinians who fire rockets at Israeli border towns and a pre-dawn air attack on northern Gaza killed two members of a Hamas rocket squad."

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My Way News - Turkey Seizes Syria-Bound Weapons
AP reports: "Turkish authorities seized weapons hidden among construction materials on a Syria-bound train from Iran after Kurdish guerrillas bombed and derailed the train, a prosecutor said Wednesday. [...] Turkish authorities suspect Iran is using Turkey as a transit point to send arms to Lebanon's Hezbollah movement via Syria."

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My Way News - Turkey Bolsters Troops on Iraq Border
AP reports: "Turkey has reinforced its border with Iraq with large contingents of soldiers, tanks and armored personnel carriers as it urged the U.S. to crackdown on Kurkish rebel bases there and debated staging a cross-border offensive."

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My Way News - al-Qaida Video Threatens Attacks on U.S.
AP reports: "An American member of al-Qaida warned President Bush on Tuesday to end U.S. involvement in all Muslim lands or face an attack worse than the Sept. 11 suicide assault, according to a new videotape."

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My Way News - Syrian President Easily Wins Referendum
AP reports: "President Bashar Assad won another seven years in office, getting 97 percent of the vote in a referendum on his leadership in which he was the only candidate, according to results announced Tuesday."

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My Way News - Russian Diplomat: New Arms Race Starting
AP reports: "Russia's top diplomat accused the United States of launching a new arms race as the two nations traded barbs Wednesday over U.S. plans to erect a missile defense system in countries formerly under Moscow's influence. [...] On Tuesday, Russia tested a new multiple-warhead, intercontinental ballistic missile, and Putin warned that the planned U.S. missile shield would turn Europe into a 'powder keg.'"

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My Way News - Russia Says New ICBM Can Beat Any System
AP reports: "Russia tested new missiles Tuesday that a Kremlin official boasted could penetrate any defense system, and President Vladimir Putin warned that U.S. plans for an anti-missile shield in Europe would turn the region into a 'powder keg.'"

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My Way News - Italians Trace Flights of Man With TB
AP reports: "Italian officials said Wednesday they were tracing the movements of an American man infected with a rare and dangerous form of tuberculosis who honeymooned in Rome for two days despite being told to turn himself in to health authorities."

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My Way News - Indonesian Troops Kill 5 Amid Protest
AP reports: "Indonesian marines shot and killed five people on Java island Wednesday during a violent protest over a plot of land allegedly owned by the force, officials said."

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My Way News - Thousands Protest at Nepal-India Border
AP reports: "About 10,000 Bhutanese refugees demonstrated Wednesday at the India-Nepal border, where a day earlier Indian troops had opened fire, killing one refugee, officials said."

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My Way News - Malaysia Court Rules in Religion Case
AP reports: "Malaysia's top civil court Wednesday rejected a woman's appeal to be recognized as a Christian, in a landmark case that tested the limits of religious freedom in this moderate Islamic country. [...] Apostasy is a crime punishable by fines and jail sentences. Offenders are often sent to prison-like rehabilitation centers."

Well, I guess she is lucky then that she lives in a moderately Islamic country rather than an extremely Islamic country! Pray for the church in Malaysia.

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My Way News - Kyte Melds Networking, Media Sharing
AP reports: "Graf runs Kyte, a free service that lets users create, share and view personalized, interactive 'TV' channels through their computers and cell phones. A channel can contain videos, interactive polls, pictures and slideshows, all hosted on Kyte; some can be live, such as sequences of photos in almost-real-time from a cell phone."

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

My Way News - TB Case Brings Warning to Air Passengers
AP reports: "A man with a rare and dangerous form of tuberculosis ignored doctors' advice and took two trans-Atlantic flights, leading to the first U.S. government-ordered quarantine since 1963, health officials said Tuesday. The man, whom officials did not identify, is at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital in respiratory isolation."

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

My Way News - Fire Damages Geneva's Largest Synagogue
AP reports: "Fire heavily damaged Geneva's largest synagogue early Thursday, and police said they are investigating whether it was arson or an electrical fault. The blaze struck on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, which celebrates Moses' receiving of the Torah from God."

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My Way News - Israel Grabs Hamas Leaders in West Bank
AP reports: "Israel rounded up a Palestinian Cabinet minister and 32 other Hamas leaders in the West Bank before dawn Thursday, trying a new tactic in its campaign to pressure the Islamic militant group into halting rocket barrages from the Gaza Strip."

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My Way News - Syrians March to Support President
AP reports: "Hundreds of thousands of Syrians thronged the capital Thursday to support a second seven-year term for President Bashar Assad."

I don't know, this is election is hard to call, maybe one of the other candidates will win?

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My Way News - Iran to Israel: Don't Attack Lebanon
AP reports: "Iran's hard-line president warned Israel on Thursday that nations in the region would take action against the Jewish state if it attacked Lebanon in the summer."

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

My Way News - Navy Launches Show of Force Near Iran
AP reports: "Ships packed with 17,000 sailors and Marines moved into the Persian Gulf on Wednesday as the U.S. Navy staged another show of force off Iran's coast just days before U.S.-Iran talks in Baghdad."

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

My Way News - Iran Grants Belarus Oil Reserve Access
AP reports: "Iran granted Belarus greater access to oil reserves as the presidents of the countries, both at odds with the United States, met Monday to cement what the Belarusian leader called a 'strategic partnership.'"

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Italian PM calls for two-speed Europe if no constitutional deal - Yahoo News
AFP reports, "Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi said Tuesday that a two-speed Europe should be forged if a satisfactory deal cannot be reached on reforming the European Union's institutions."

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My Way News - Israel Threatens Hamas Political Leaders
AP reports: "Israel's deputy defense minister threatened Tuesday to target Hamas political leaders, calling them 'terrorists in suits' after a rocket attack by the Islamic militant group killed an Israeli woman."

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Monday, May 21, 2007

My Way News - Singapore Sees Rise in Dengue Infections
AP reports: "Singapore recorded a nearly 50 percent increase in dengue infections in the first 4 1/2 months of this year compared to the same period in 2006, authorities said Monday."

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My Way News - Lebanese Army Pounds Palestinian Camp
AP reports: "Artillery and machine gun fire echoed around a crowded Palestinian refugee camp Tuesday as fighting resumed between besieging Lebanese troops and Islamic militants holed up inside, ending a nighttime lull."

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Famine threatens Mozambicans - News24
News24 reports: "More than 17 000 families would need emergency food assistance this year, Mozambique's national media reported on Monday."

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King Abdullah II warns against peace initiative delay - Jerusalem Post
JPost reports: "Jordan's ruler sounded the alarm Friday, telling a gathering of some 1,000 world politicians and businessmen that the absence of peace and prolonged Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories have exacerbated Palestinian suffering."

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Temple Mount Controversy Continues - Arutz Sheva
Israel National News reports: "Record numbers of Jews have ascended the Temple Mount since a large group of religious-Zionist rabbis issued a public call to visit Judaism’s holiest site in accordance with Jewish legal strictures."

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Iran may join security group led by Russia - Yahoo News
The Indian Express reports: "The General Secretary of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Nikolai Bordyuzha today said Iran might join the post-Soviet security group. [...] CSTO has Russia, Armenia, Belarus and four Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as members. It has a Collective Rapid Reaction Force (CRRF) deployed in Central Asia and is continuing to build up its military."

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My Way News - Israeli Airstrikes Kill 10 in Gaza
AP reports: "Israel pounded more Hamas targets with airstrikes Thursday and early Friday, killing 10 people and wounding dozens as it stepped deeper into fighting between the Islamic militants and the rival Fatah fighters of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas."

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My Way News - Chan: Bird Flu Huge Global Health Threat
AP reports: "The U.N. health chief on Wednesday harshly criticized countries that do not share their H5N1 virus samples, accusing them of crippling the world in the fight against a possible flu pandemic."

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

My Way News - Israeli Aircraft Fires on Hamas Targets
AP reports: "Israeli aircraft launched missiles at Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, killing at least five people, after Hamas fired rocket barrages into Israel in an apparent attempt to draw Israel into increasingly violent Palestinian infighting."

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My Way News - Sderot: Israeli Border Town Under Fire
AP reports: "Schools closed and residents huddled in bomb shelters or fled in buses Wednesday as another barrage of rockets struck this Israeli border town, the target of thousands of Palestinian attacks since 2001."

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My Way News - Pakistani Christians Warned to Convert
AP reports: "Christians in a Pakistani town beset by pro-Taliban militants sought government protection Wednesday, the eve of a deadline for them to convert to Islam or face violence."

Pray for the church in Pakistan.

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My Way News - Earthquake in Laos Shakes Thailand
AP reports: "Thousands of workers fled swaying high-rise office buildings in Bangkok on Wednesday but there were no injuries or major damage reported after an earthquake struck about 465 miles north in western Laos, officials said. The earthquake, centered in a remote region of Laos, was measured at magnitude 6.1 by the U.S. Geological Survey and Thailand's Meteorological Department."

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My Way News - Factional Fighting Terrorizes Gaza
AP reports: "Hamas gunmen riddled a Fatah police jeep with gunfire at close range Tuesday, killing eight policemen in the most ruthless round yet of factional fighting, pushing the Palestinian unity government closer to collapse."

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My Way News - Jordan's King Set to Meet Olmert
AP reports: "Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert expressed his country's readiness Tuesday to discuss an Arab peace initiative and find ways to implement such a plan. [...] The conference in Petra, a city carved into rose-red stone and built by the Nabataean culture some 2,000 years ago, is hosted jointly by the King Abdullah II Fund for Development and the New York-based Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity."

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My Way News - Iran Not Complying With U.N. Demands
AP reports: "Iran persists in its brazen defiance of U.N. Security Council demands that it halt uranium enrichment, the chief U.S. nuclear envoy warned Tuesday ahead of a fresh assessment that could lead to tougher sanctions against Tehran."

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My Way News - Laser Visas Are Rarely Used
AP reports: "The face- and fingerprint-matching technology that has been touted over the past decade as a sophisticated new way to stop terrorists and illegal immigrants from entering the country through Mexico has one major drawback: U.S. border inspectors almost never use it."

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Monday, May 14, 2007

My Way News - Rice Says There Is No New Cold War
AP reports: "Washington's relations with Moscow are troubled by sharp disagreements on specific issues - in particular the U.S. proposal to place elements of a missile defense system in former Soviet satellite countries - and by a clear rise in the Kremlin's suspicion of American intentions worldwide."

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My Way News - Poll: Europeans See Jewish Influence
AP reports: "On the Israeli-Arab conflict, a majority of respondents believed Israel had no right to use military force against Lebanon last summer after Hezbollah fighters captured two Israeli soldiers, the report said. More than a third likened Israel's treatment of Palestinians to that of blacks in South Africa during the apartheid era."

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My Way News - Iranian Leader Threatens Retaliation
AP reports: "The Iranian president said Monday Iran will retaliate if the U.S. strikes the country - a tough response to recent comments by the Vice President Dick Cheney that Washington would prevent the Islamic republic from dominating the Middle East."

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My Way News - Olmert, Jordanian King to Discuss Peace
AP reports: "Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Jordan's King Abdullah II planned to break away from a conference on the Israel-Palestinian conflict Tuesday for their own private talks that would be the highest-level dialogue yet on a sweeping Arab peace proposal."

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

My Way News - Jordan King to Meet Palestinian Leader
AP reports: "Jordan's King Abdullah II will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah Sunday on a rare visit to the Palestinian territories aimed at relaunching Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the Jordanian government said."

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My Way News - Russia, Central Asia in Crucial Gas Deal
AP reports: "Russia announced a deal Saturday to dramatically increase the amount of natural gas it moves from Central Asia to Europe, a key victory in a growing rivalry with the West for the region's vast energy resources."

It looks like the U.S. and EU are losing this modern version of the Great Game.

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My Way News - Israel Pledges More West Bank Pullouts
AP reports: "Israel's foreign minister pledged further withdrawals from the West Bank to facilitate creation of a Palestinian state but said in an interview published Saturday that the process was being hindered by Palestinian inability to rein in militants."

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My Way News - EU Proposes Monitoring Radical Mosques
AP reports: "Security officials from Europe's largest countries backed a plan Saturday to profile mosques on the continent and identify radical Islamic clerics who raise the threat of homegrown terrorism."

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My Way News - Officials: Taliban Commander Killed
AP reports: "Mullah Dadullah, the Taliban's most prominent military commander, was killed in fighting in southern Afghanistan with Afghan and NATO troops, officials said Sunday."

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My Way News - 36 Die in Pakistani Political Violence
AP reports: "A political crisis threatening President Gen. Pervez Musharraf exploded into violence Saturday when clashes between pro-government gunmen and opposition supporters killed at least 36 people and thwarted a major rally against military rule."

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Friday, May 11, 2007

My Way News - Blair, Sarkozy Show Unity Over Europe
AP reports: "Sarkozy won Blair's backing for the budding French leader's vision of a simplified treaty to bring European Union countries closer together amid the bloc's stalled constitution. [...] Sarkozy has said he wants the EU to have a president, which would amount to a big step toward political integration."

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My Way News - Mickey Mouse Lookalike Back on Hamas TV
AP reports: "A weekly children's show on a Hamas-run TV station featuring a Mickey Mouse lookalike preaching Islamic domination was broadcast as usual Friday, two days after the Palestinian information minister said it would be suspended immediately.[...] the character has preached against Israel and the U.S. and urged Palestinian children to fight Israel. It is broadcast on Hamas-affiliated Al Aqsa TV."

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My Way News - Cheney Warns Iran to Keep Sea Lanes Open
AP reports: "From an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, Vice President Dick Cheney warned Iran on Friday the U.S. and its allies will keep it from restricting sea traffic as well as from developing nuclear weapons. [...] Roughly a quarter of the world's oil supplies pass through the narrow Straits of Hormuz connecting the Persian Gulf with the open waters of the Arabian Sea."

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

My Way News - Israel and Egypt Discuss Arab Peace Plan
AP reports: "Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni held talks Thursday with Egypt and Jordan, which are trying to persuade Israel to accept an Arab initiative aimed at reviving the Middle East peace process."

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My Way News - Iran and West Clash Over Nuclear Treaty
AP reports: "Iran defended its record Thursday at a conference looking to tighten a treaty on curbing the spread of nuclear weapons, but the United States and France accused Tehran of breaching the pact by trying to build atomic bombs."

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My Way News - Jerusalem Plans New Settlements in East
AP reports: "The Jerusalem municipality is advancing a plan to build three new Jewish neighborhoods that would connect the city's disputed eastern sector with West Bank settlement blocs, the Haaretz newspaper reported Thursday."

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

My Way News - 6 Men Charged in Plot to Attack Fort Dix
AP reports: "Six foreign-born Muslims were arrested and accused Tuesday of plotting to attack Fort Dix and slaughter scores of U.S. soldiers - a scheme the FBI says was foiled when the men asked a store clerk to copy a video of them firing assault weapons and screaming about jihad."

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My Way News - Hamas 'Mickey Mouse' Preaches Resistance
AP reports: "Hamas militants have enlisted a figure bearing a strong resemblance to Mickey Mouse to broadcast their message of Islamic domination and armed resistance to their most impressionable audience - children. [...] A Gaza-based psychologist said the program proved that the culture of glorifying violence had penetrated mainstream society in the Palestinian territories, where dreams of Islamic dominion and animosity toward the U.S. and Israel are widespread."

Hamas has been labeled a terrorist group by the U.S. and the European Union, they use their media control to indoctrinate children into the culture of jihad, and yet these are the people that Israel is asked to negotiate peace with. Does anyone seriously believe that Hamas seeks peace with Israel?

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My Way News - Music Crackdown in Pakistani Region
AP reports: "Despite the government's promotion of moderate Islam, there has been a growing 'Talibanization' of Pakistan itself, particularly in the conservative northwest where hard-line views get most support among the region's ethnic Pashtun majority."

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My Way News - China Rejects U.S. Criticism on Religion
AP reports: "Beijing accused a U.S. advisory panel on Tuesday of taking 'potshots' at China in a report that accuses the government of imprisoning and torturing people for practicing their religion. [...] Christians who attend underground churches, as most do in China, are often jailed and harassed."

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Monday, May 07, 2007

My Way News - Archaeologist Finds Tomb of King Herod
AP reports: "An Israeli archaeologist has found the tomb of King Herod, the legendary builder of ancient Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Hebrew University said lateMonday. [...] Herodium was one of the last strong points held by Jewish rebels fighting against the Romans, and it was conquered and destroyed by Roman troops in A.D. 71, a year after they destroyed the Second Temple in Jerusalem. "

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My Way News - Iraq's Christian Minority Flees Violence
AP reports: "Although Islamic extremists have targeted Iraqi Christians before, bombing churches and threatening religious leaders, the latest attacks have taken on a far more personal tone. Many Christians are being expelled from their homes and forced to leave their possessions behind, police, human rights groups and residents said."

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

My Way News - Turkish Presidential Candidate Out
AP reports: "The candidate of Turkey's Islamic-rooted ruling party halted his run for the presidency Sunday after opposition lawmakers boycotted the second vote on his candidacy over worries that he could inject religion into the country's long tradition of secular politics."

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Saturday, May 05, 2007

VOA News - Hamas Rejects American Proposal for Easing Israeli-Palestinian Tensions
VOA reports: "Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal blasted a U.S. proposal calling on Israel and the Palestinians to take concrete steps toward easing tension and building confidence. [...] He called on all Palestinians groups to prepare for battle against Israel, saying Hamas would never give up armed resistance in exchange for Israel easing roadblocks."

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WorldNetDaily - Crackdown on Christians could go nationwide
WND reports: "Christians in Nigeria, who make up about half the population, are expressing fears Islamic law already being enforced in northern states will expand nationwide with the inauguration this month of a new 'devout Muslim' president, according to a report from the Voice of the Martyrs."

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www.bbj.hu - Virulent new Tuberculosis strain raising fears of pandemic
The Budapest Business Journal reports: "A virulent strain of tuberculosis resistant to most available drugs is surfacing around the globe, raising fears of a pandemic that could devastate efforts to contain TB and prove deadly to people with immune-deficiency diseases such as HIV-AIDS."

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‘RFID is present everywhere - The Economic Times
ET reports: "Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), an automatic identification technology, has come a long way from the World War II days when it was used by the Allied forces to detect aircraft as friends or foes. Today, it is used in sectors as diverse as retail, consumer electronics, transport and healthcare."

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Friday, May 04, 2007

My Way News - U.S. Targets Iranian-Made Weapons
AP reports: "U.S. and some Iraqi officials suspect the Iranians may be stoking a growing power struggle among Shiite factions and political parties - despite the Tehran government's insistence that it is working to help bring stability to its neighbor Iraq."

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My Way News - U.S. Airs Israeli-Palestinian Timetable
AP reports: "The U.S. has proposed a detailed timetable for easing Palestinian movement and improving Israeli security in the coming months, part of its more hands-on involvement and a new push to revive peace talks, officials said Friday."

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

My Way News - Masks May Not Help Against Super-Flu
AP reports: "If a super-flu strikes, face masks may not protect you. Even so, the government says people should consider wearing them in certain situations, just in case."

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Yahoo News - Iraq added to religious freedom watchlist
AP reports, "Citing gross violations of the rights of Sunni and Shiite Muslims, as well as followers of numerous minority beliefs, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom added Iraq to its "watch list" on Wednesday. Violations included arbitrary arrests, torture and rape. Iraq joins Afghanistan, Belarus, Egypt, Bangladesh, Cuba, Indonesia and Nigeria on the list."

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My Way News - Military Warned to Stay Out of Politics
AP reports: "The United States and European Union on Wednesday warned Turkey, a NATO member and close ally, to prevent its military from defying civilian leaders in a conflict between the Islamic-rooted government and the secular establishment."

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My Way News - Honeybee Die-Off Threatens Food Supply
AP reports: "Unless someone or something stops it soon, the mysterious killer that is wiping out many of the nation's honeybees could have a devastating effect on America's dinner plate, perhaps even reducing us to a glorified bread-and-water diet."

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Yahoo News - Quartet to meet some Arab states on Friday
Reuters reports, "The Quartet of Middle East peace mediators plans to meet officials from four Arab states in Egypt on Friday to discuss a five-year-old Arab League peace proposal, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday."

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My Way News - Indian Teen Fatally Beaten With Bat
AP reports: "A teenager was beaten to death with a cricket bat after two groups of teens clashed over a playing field, police said Tuesday."

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My Way News - Court Annuls Turkish Presidential Vote
AP reports: "Turkey's highest court on Tuesday annulled a parliamentary vote for the presidential candidate of the Islamic-rooted ruling party and the government said it was considering early general elections 'as soon as possible.'"

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