World News Updates 11/14/08
Friday Nov. 14, 2008
Iran test-fires new missile near Iraq: state media
Iran has test-fired a new type of missile during war games near the Iraqi border, state television said Tuesday, after warning the United States it would respond to any violation of Iranian airspace.
Russia Moves to Liquidate Fifty-Six Religious Groups
On October 15 the Russian Ministry of Justice took steps to begin liquidating 56 non-Russian Orthodox religious organizations.
Man accused of stealing communion wafers
The 33-year-old was cornered by other churchgoers until police arrived
Police in Florida said they arrested a Connecticut man after he tried to steal communion wafers during a church service. The Martin County Sheriff's Office said a 33-year-old man was cornered by fellow churchgoers when he grabbed a handful of wafers from the priest during communion services Saturday.
Probe into massacre at Va. Tech continues
The Virginia State Police investigation of last year’s Virginia Tech massacre has filled about 300 3-inch-thick volumes, but it isn’t over yet.
Teen Believed to Be Buddha Reincarnated Re-Emerges After Year in Nepal Jungle
A teenage boy who many believe is the reincarnation of Buddha has re-emerged from the jungle in southern Nepal, attracting thousands of devotees, officials said Tuesday.
Suit seeks to bankrupt second largest KKK group
The western Kentucky compound that the nation's second-largest Ku Klux Klan outfit calls home features a high gate with armed guards, a stage for the group's annual gatherings and an open field for burning crosses.
Tony Blair Bodyguard Fires Gun in Israeli Airport
The International Mideast peace envoy's guard mistakenly fired outside the terminal building Tuesday at Ben-Gurion International Airport. No one was injured in the accident, which occurred around 3 p.m. local time.
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Police: Woman killed trying to leave KKK initiation
A woman invited to a rural Louisiana campsite for a Ku Klux Klan initiation ritual was shot and killed after she asked to be taken back to town, a sheriff said Tuesday.
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8 Arrested in Alleged KKK Initiation-Related Murder
An Oklahoma woman invited to a rural Louisiana campsite for a Ku Klux Klan initiation ritual was shot and killed after she asked to be taken back to town, the sheriff of a New Orleans suburb said Tuesday.
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Civil Rights Group Sues Ku Klux Klan in Kentucky Teen's 2006 Beating
The 28-acre compound that the nation's second-largest Ku Klux Klan outfit calls home features a high gate with armed guards, a stage for the group's annual gatherings and an open field for burning crosses.
SICK SURVEILLANCE: GOOGLE REPORTS FLU SEARCHES, LOCATIONS TO FEDS
"Flu Trends" uses search terms that people put into the web giant to figure out where influenza is heating up, and will notify the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in real time!
VIDEO - A conversation with Jon Meacham & Evan Thomas - Charlie Rose
Editor of Newsweek and Assistant Managing Editor at Newsweek Discussing the election and future obama presidency
Secret Service releases code names for Obama & Biden families
The Secret Service has released the code names for the Obama and Biden families. The White House Military Office dubbed President-elect Barack Obama "Renegade", while his wife, Michelle Obama, is "Renaissance".
Babylon ‘will never recover from Iraq war’
In the Old Testament, Babylon is destroyed by God as a punishment for the decadence and cruelty of its inhabitants. But a new disaster has befallen the ancient metropolis - coalition troops serving in Iraq are accused of causing irreversible damage to what is one of the world’s most important archaeological sites.
Schwarzenegger sees a gleaming fusion future
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the star of "Total Recall" and other science fiction blockbusters, stared into the future Monday and discovered that it is clean, bright, and energy efficient.
U.S. governors to co-host global summit on climate change
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced on Tuesday that U.S. governors will be joining him as co-hosts of a global summit on climate change.