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Ancient ‘purity’ seal found in temple site

Ancient ‘purity’ seal found in temple site

Israeli archaeologists said on Dec. 25 that they had found a 2,000-year-old clay seal...

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Atheist intellectual Christopher Hitchens dead at 62

Atheist intellectual Christopher Hitchens dead at 62

British-born journalist and atheist intellectual Christopher Hitchens, who made...

Comment(s)12/16/2011

Leaders of the world issue their Christmas messages

Leaders of the world issue their Christmas messages

Pope Benedict XVI ushered in Christmas for the world’s 1.3 billion Roman Catholics on Dec. 24, urging humanity...

Comment(s)12/26/2011

Bulgaria's Muslims not deeply religious: study

Bulgaria's Muslims not deeply religious: study

Bulgaria's Muslim minority are not deeply religious, although they enthusiastically practise traditional rituals, a study showed Friday.

Comment(s)12/9/2011

Pope prays for famine, flood, conflict victims on Christmas

Pope prays for famine, flood, conflict victims on Christmas

Pope Benedict XVI prayed for famine, flood and conflict victims around the world in his traditional Christmas message...

Comment(s)12/25/2011

Caferis demand Aşura Day to be a holiday

Caferis demand Aşura Day to be a holiday

Thousands of Shiite Muslims gathered together to commemorate the battle of Karbala in Istanbul’s Halkalı district.

Comment(s)12/5/2011

One-third in world embrace Christianity: US study

One-third in world embrace Christianity: US study

A major study released yesterday puts the total number of Christians worldwide at 2.18 billion, or 31.7 percent - nearly a third - of the estimated global population of 6.9 billion.

Comment(s)12/20/2011

Muslims begin hajj rites

Muslims begin hajj rites

More than 2.5 million Muslim pilgrims began on Friday the rites of the annual hajj pilgrimage, leaving the holy city of Mecca for Mount Arafat, where the prophet Mohammed is believed to have delivered his final hajj sermon.

Comment(s)11/4/2011

Jews begin celebrations for the ‘Festival of Lights’

Jews began marking the festival of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, at sundown yesterday.

Comment(s)12/21/2011

New reality show lifts veil on Muslims

New reality show lifts veil on Muslims

It’s been a decade since the September 11 attacks and many Americans still don’t know quite what to make of their 2.75 million Muslim compatriots. Could a reality TV series help?

Comment(s)11/13/2011

'The Force' chosen as religion for some Czechs

'The Force' chosen as religion for some Czechs

A recent census carried out in the Czech Republic revealed more than 15,000 people believed in "the Force" from the "Star Wars" films.

Comment(s)12/19/2011

Kurban Bayram: Time of sharing

Kurban Bayram: Time of sharing

For Turkish people, the Kurban Bayram holiday is a day to look forward to. This year for the first time, I celebrated bayram with my Turkish family. I went to Ereğli to meet relatives I had never seen before. The welcome was warm, characteristic of Turkish families.

Comment(s)11/8/2011

Wide sex abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions : report

Wide sex abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions : report

Thousands of children suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions, and church officials failed to adequately address the abuse or help the victims, according to a long-awaited investigation released Friday.

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Fethiye Museum to undergo renovation

Fethiye Museum to undergo renovation

The Istanbul Fethiye Museum and Mosque (Pammakaristos), which was built in the beginning of 12th century as a monastery church and later turned into a museum, will be restored by the Istanbul Provincial Administration.

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