Wednesday, January 07, 2015


Charlie Hebdo: Gun attack on French magazine kills 12 Gunmen have shot dead 12 people at the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in an apparent militant Islamist attack.

French weekly has history of angering Muslims with cartoons Charlie Hebdo's satire has lampooned not only Islam but also Pope Benedict XVI, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Jews.

Winter Storm Paralyzes the Holy Land The predicted severe winter weather has reached Israel, and much of the country is now on lock-down amid hailstorms and snowfall.

Syrian army forms suicide bomber platoon In video, masked soldiers loyal to Assad wear explosive belts as they declare their intention to die for their country.

Hubble returns to 'old friends' for 25th anniversary Being 7,000 light-years away, we see the pillars as they were. 

'Alien Earth' is among eight new far-off planets One of eight new planets spied in distant solar systems has usurped the title of "most Earth-like alien world", astronomers have said.

Top Islamic State commander decapitated in Syria Body found after being killed by unknown assailants, peppered with cigarette burns and anti-smoking message.

Peace chances mothballed by Palestinian moves, Netanyahu says. PM indicates Palestinian state impractical for now, doesn't envisage evacuating settlers; blames Olmert, Lapid for housing crisis.

Most Persecution of Christians is at Hands of Muslims The non-denominational relief organization Open Doors on Wednesday published its annual World Watch List of the 50 countries around the world where Christians face the most persecution.

Age of stars is pinned to their spin Astronomers have proved that they can accurately tell the age of a star from how fast it is spinning.