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WHO: Basic hygiene can help prevent MERS spread

07/10/2014 1:30am
A World Health Organization official on Thursday urged millions of Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East respiratory syndrome.

Robot writes Torah at Berlin's Jewish Museum

07/10/2014 8:20am
The robot's quill runs across the paper scroll, from right to left, scribbling down ancient Hebrew letters with black ink. It is penning down the Torah, the Jews' holy scripture, and it is doing it much faster than a rabbi could because it doesn't need to take breaks.

Louisiana ruling on confession rankles Catholics

07/10/2014 3:31pm
Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth.

Gay wedding complaint filed vs. Methodist pastors

07/10/2014 5:30pm
A complaint has been filed against 36 United Methodist ministers who blessed a same-sex wedding in defiance of church law.