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Amid new attacks, Egypt's Copts preserve heritage

10/17/2013 12:12am
Locked inside a 6th century church in a desert monastery are some of the jewels of early Christianity _ ancient murals in vivid pinks, greens and reds depicting saints, angels and the Virgin Mary with a baby Jesus, hidden for centuries under a blanket of black soot.

Israeli watchdog reports spike in settlements

10/17/2013 11:50am
An Israeli anti-settlement watchdog group says there has been a dramatic spike in West Bank settlement construction this year.

Iran talks with West _ but battles over outreach

10/17/2013 2:22pm
The Iranian foreign minister's parting words in Geneva carried hopes that the U.S. and other world powers could begin closing the gap with Tehran over its nuclear program. He returns home with perhaps an even tougher challenge at finding common ground.