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Two earthquakes rock Italy, killing at least 15

Two earthquakes rock Italy, killing at least 15

At least 15 people were reported killed when a strong earthquake rocked northeastern Italy on Tuesday, just days after another quake in the same region brought death and destruction. Tuesday's quake was 5.8 magnitude. Locals told AFP that the second ...

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Prominent American Muslim says that Saudi Arabia Grand Mufti's declaration that it is necessary to destroy all churches is not in line with teachings of Prophet Muhammad

Prominent American Muslim says that Saudi Arabia Grand Mufti's declaration that it is necessary to destroy all churches is not in line with teachings of Prophet Muhammad

On March 16, the highest Muslim authority in Saudi Arabia declared that all non-Islamic churches  in the region must be destroyed.  Writing for The Atlantic, Elliott Abrams, a senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, summarized ...

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Russia Today travels to Kalmykia, the only European Buddhist republic

Russia Today travels to Kalmykia, the only European Buddhist republic

Kalmykia is a steppe region in the south of European Russia and the only European Buddhist republic. Five centuries ago, nomadic tribes that served in Ghengis Khan's army grazed their horses and sheep in the region, bringing them from Mongolia.  ...

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In wake of disasters, Japanese students shift focus to helping others

In wake of disasters, Japanese students shift focus to helping others

A survey carried out by members of the Soka Gakkai student division in the Tohoku region of northern Japan shows significant shifts in young people's attitudes since the March 11, 2011, "triple disaster" of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. In ...

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Genocidal Islamic Jihad blamed for the extinction of Buddhism in India

Genocidal Islamic Jihad blamed for the extinction of Buddhism in India

A writer Sandeep Sharma, has denied a statement credited to the Hindu statesman Mahatma Gandhi, that the present Muslim population in India represents nearly a quarter of the pre-Islamic Hindu population which converted to Islam. Sandeep Sharma, writing in the Buddhist ...

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Religious persecution on the rise worldwide, study finds: US could be more tolerant

Religious persecution on the rise worldwide, study finds: US could be more tolerant

A report by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life found that believers are under attack in more countries as governments crack down on religion and social hostilities grow.   According to the report, nearly 2.2 billion people ...

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Scandinavia concerned about right wing extremists

Scandinavia concerned about right wing extremists

The man charged with carrying out the Norway attacks is believed by police to have far-right, Christian fundamentalist views. In Scandanavia, the cultural region that includes Denmark, Norway and Sweden, right-wing politics are increasingly popular, fueled by a common belief ...

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Harold Camping's May 21 Judgment Day Prophecy Fails–New Zealand and Kiribati Register No Significant Seismic Activity

Harold Camping's May 21 Judgment Day Prophecy Fails–New Zealand and Kiribati Register No  Significant Seismic Activity

From all indications, believers in Harold Camping's May 21 Judgment Day prophecy will have to return to put back again the broken pieces of their work-a-day lives disrupted by Harold Camping's fear-mongering prophecy as 6 P.M. strikes on local clocks ...

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As May 21st Judgment Day draws closer, 5.1 magnitude earthquake hits Spain

As May 21st Judgment Day draws closer, 5.1 magnitude earthquake hits Spain

The US Geological Survey reports a 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Spain today 218 miles SSE of Madrid, Spain.   Ten were killed during the quake, and the epicenter was located near the major Alhama de Murcia fault.  The USGS further reports: ...

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Japan Hit with 7.1 Magnitude Aftershock

Japan Hit with 7.1 Magnitude Aftershock

A strong new quake and other aftershocks rattled northeastern Japan hours after the country somberly marked one month since a deadly combination of quake and tsunami laid waste to the region. A Tsunami warning was issued and has been cancelled. ...

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Buddhist Shrine Remains Untouched After Tsunami and Fire

Buddhist Shrine Remains Untouched After Tsunami and Fire

A Buddhist shrine in Otsuchi, Japan, has survived the odds. Although the Japanese town was destroyed by last month's tsunami and a fire erupted behind the shrine, the structure remained virtually untouched.  The tsunami stopped at the steps of the ...

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Demon Watch: Magistrate Granted Leave Due to Demonic Attacks

In South Africa, the Swazi Observer reports that a Magistrate based in the Lubombo region has been temporarily relieved of her duties and has been granted an extended leave by the Judiciary Services Commission (JSC) after being struck by strange ...

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Credibility of Israeli Peace Talks Questioned

Tzipi Livni, the Israeli opposition leader, has spoken out against the current government's handling of negotiations with the Palestinians, particularly as Israeli settlement construction expands within the region. She disagreed with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's rejection of a U.S. ...

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