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Myanmar’s ancient temple city faces modern danger

The spires of Bagan have survived wars, earthquakes and centuries of tropical sun, but in recent years Myanmar’s ancient capital has faced a distinctly modern threat — scaffolding and cement. The temples, some of which are around 1,000 years old, are one of the country’s most treasured religious sites and…

Singapore mega-church founder embezzles $26M to finance pop-singer wife’s career

A multimillion-dollar scandal involving a Christian pastor, his singer wife and a glamorous financial executive has gripped Singapore, with allegations of fraud and tantalising glimpses into the expensive process of making a pop star. Kong Hee, 47, the pastor and founder of the 20,000-strong City Harvest Church, is on trial…

Dozens dead in bombing attack on Iraqi Shiites

Two suicide bombers targeted Shi’ite Muslims in Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 32 people on the eve of the anniversary of one of their imams’ deaths, police and medics said on Saturday. In the northern city of Mosul, unidentified gunmen shot two Iraqi television journalists dead as they were…

Republican Va. gubernatorial candidate Cuccinelli asks Sen. Ted Cruz to end shutdown

The government shutdown has placed Virginia Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli in an awkward spot. As Virginia attorney general, he was the first in the country to sue the federal government over the Affordable Care Act. But his anti-Obamacare credentials with the Tea Party have complicated his run for the…

Sudanese woman flogged for being in car with unrelated man

The woman in a pink headscarf kneels, crying, while a crowd gathers around her watching as a Sudanese police officer strikes her over and over with a whip. Even as she’s bearing the assault, she struggles to keep the scarf on her head. Her crime? According to accounts in the…

Furloughed Pentagon civilians ordered back to work

Most civilian employees of the U.S. Department of Defense have been taken off of furlough after the passage of the “Pay Our Military Act,” officials announced Saturday. “I expect us to be able to significantly reduce – but not eliminate – civilian furloughs under this process,” Secretary of Defense Chuck…

Google wants to patent how to split a restaurant check

Splitting a check after a big group meal can be a pain-in-the-neck problem. But is it a Google-level conundrum? A handful of Google engineers appear to think so. According to a patent application made public Thursday, six New York-area Google employees want a patent on a method for “tracking and…

Nebraska Supreme Court rules 16-year-old ‘not mature enough’ for abortion

A 16-year-old ward of the state in Nebraska isn’t mature enough to have an abortion. She is, however, apparently mature enough to bear the child instead. So ruled the Nebraska Supreme Court in a split decision Friday. The 5-2 decision denied the unnamed child’s request for an an abortion, saying…

Bahrain accuses Shiite opposition leader of inciting terrorism

AFP – Bahrain’s general prosecutor on Saturday said he had referred prominent Shiite opposition ex-MP Khalil Marzooq to court on charges of “inciting terrorist crimes”. Marzooq, a senior figure in the main Al-Wefaq opposition formation who was arrested on September 17, also faces charges of “promoting acts that amount to…

Italy shipwreck rescuer: ‘The worst was having to choose who to save, knowing that the others would drown’

AFP – Marcello Nizza was on a night-time fishing expedition off the Italian coast when he heard screams from the water in the darkness. “Suddenly, it was hell,” Nizza said, still shaken by the shipwreck tragedy in the early hours of Thursday off the island of Lampedusa in which 300…

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