Christians shutter famous Jerusalem church to protest taxes
The leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, for several hours on Sunday to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties.
The Associated Press | Posted Feb 25th - 4:35am
Pope Francis is denouncing the "inhuman" violence in Syria and is backing a U.N. Security Council-demanded cease-fire so food and medicine can reach desperate Syrians and the sick and wounded can be evacuated.
The Associated Press | Posted Feb 25th - 3:49am
Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews are attending the funeral of an influential rabbi in Jerusalem.
Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press | Posted Feb 24th - 11:35pm
Long beset by toxic divisions, Iraq seems to be growing even more fragmented ahead of national elections scheduled for May, with Iranian influence set to grow and the minority Sunnis seething as they fend for themselves in areas of the country shattered by the three-year war against the Islamic State group.
The Associated Press | Posted Feb 24th - 2:53pm
A Flag Day ceremony in Mexico has gone awry, with troops flying the country's red, white and green "tri-color" upside down.
Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor | Posted Feb 24th - 2:02pm
Good buskers can make you stop in your tracks. Great buskers can inspire you to move to the music. Babies can still outshine them all.
The Associated Press | Posted Feb 23rd - 9:16pm
The Chilean bishop accused of covering up sex abuse by a pedophile priest has testified before a Vatican mission looking into the allegations, a priest involved in the interviews said Friday.
Amy Chillag, CNN | Posted Feb 23rd - 8:36pm
Idahoan Don Benedict was on 14 pain and anxiety pill doses a day until he began to get relief from soaking in hot springs.
Todd Pitman and Esther Htusan, Associated Press | Posted Feb 23rd - 6:22pm
First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.
The Associated Press | Posted Feb 23rd - 6:14pm
Myanmar's parliament has approved a budget of about $15 million for the construction of a fence and related projects along the border with Bangladesh in Rakhine state, from which about 700,000 members of its persecuted ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority have fled violence since last August.
Vicki Allsopp, KSL.com Contributor | Posted Feb 23rd - 3:57pm
Research shows that participating in recreational and outdoor activities has positive effects on a family's communication, cooperation and resilience. Here are three not-so-typical recreational activities to plan for your next family outing.
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted Feb 23rd - 3:35pm
The Vatican is facing another financial headache after donors to a major U.S. Catholic foundation balked at a request from Pope Francis to foot a $25 million loan to a scandal-plagued Rome hospital.
John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor | Posted Feb 23rd - 1:14pm
A flood put this forest in Brazil underwater, and the crystal clear water makes it look like a page out of a storybook.
The Associated Press | Posted Feb 23rd - 10:46am
Some residents in southeastern New Mexico are opposing calls from civil liberties advocates to remove a Ten Commandments monument from public property.
Russell Contreras, Associated Press | Posted Feb 23rd - 8:54am
Malcolm X was reviled and adored during his lifetime thanks to his views of black nationalism and "by any means necessary" approach to battle racial discrimination. Following his assassination, the civil rights advocate's popularity was revived by hip-hop artists in the late 1980s and early '90s and his image began appearing on clothing, college dorm posters and eventually in a Spike Lee 1992 biopic.
Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Posted Feb 22nd - 9:12pm
Bryce Fisher woke up on Wednesday morning to see Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn wearing one of his company’s products on live TV.
Emily Fonnesbeck, KSL.com Contributor | Posted Feb 22nd - 8:39pm
Eating disorders are serious life-threatening mental illnesses. Here are five common myths and misconceptions and how you can get help.
Ricardo Nunes and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press | Posted Feb 22nd - 1:58pm
With two months to go before Venezuela's presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smuggling and has a range of business ventures.
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