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ROME -- An Italian academic has discovered what is believed to be the world’s oldest complete Torah -- the holy book of Judaism -- dating back as far as the 12th century. The scroll of fine lambskin, which measures 118 feet by 25 inches when...
Tags: Italy, Judaism, Religion and Belief, Education, Torah
JERUSALEM -- Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews flooded into the Old City’s Western Wall Plaza early Friday in a boisterous and sometimes violent protest against a group of female activists exercising a newly court-affirmed right to pray at the holy...
A man in upstate New York has just about finished a task that was common enough until the invention of the printing press: Over the past four years, he has copied the King James Bible by hand, the Associated Press reports. Phillip Patterson, a 63-year-...
Tags: Religion and Belief, AIDS, Bible
Anzor Tsarnaev was tough, a championship boxer back home, and he wanted his oldest boy to be tough too. Rain or shine, like a scene from "Rocky," the wiry Chechen immigrant would ride his bicycle as his son Tamerlan jogged to a Boston-area boxing gym,...
Mark Burnett, one of the most prolific reality-show producers on television, is going from scorched earth to burning bush. The former military paratrooper who made his name in Hollywood with back-biting, take-no-prisoners programs such as "Survivor,"...
Scott Sassa has resigned as president of entertainment and syndication of Hearst Corp. Sassa's resignation was confirmed Thursday after the New York Post published a story saying Sassa had been cavorting with strippers and one -- in partnership with her...
L.A. NOWThe U.S. Supreme Court has pushed back by 10 days the date on which it will consider whether to review the issue of gay marriage in California, according to lawyers in the case....
World NowA Pakistani judge ordered the release on bail of a young Christian girl jailed for allegedly desecrating the Koran, a decision that ends her three-week stay in jail and comes after the arrest of a Muslim cleric on charges of trying to fabricate the case...
World NowPresident Asif Ali Zardari has ordered his Interior Ministry to check whether local authorities misused Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law in the recent arrest of a young Christian girl accused of desecrating pages from the Koran....
World NowPresident Hamid Karzai condemned an American-made film that crudely mocks Islam, galvanizing fears among Westerners that the Afghan leader's denunciation could be read as a go-ahead to stage violent protests....
World NowA Muslim cleric who had accused a young Christian girl of desecrating the Koran has been arrested on suspicion of fabricating the case against her, a development that her lawyer said could lead to the girl’s release....
World NowTwo Christian boys have been arrested for allegedly urinating on the Koran, agitating tensions across Egypt amid rising accusations of blasphemy following the furor last month over a film made in California that ridiculed the prophet Muhammad....
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