A doctors group that supports an Arizona law restricting non-emergency abortions after 20 weeks has filed a legal brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals showing that babies feel pain during an abortion as early as 20 weeks. A district court found that unborn children have developed pain sensors all over their bodies by 20 weeks . Senior Council with Alliance Defending Freedom --Steven H. Aden-- said infants feel "horrific pain and accused the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights don't care about this.
With less than four weeks to go before election day, the candidates for vice president faceed off in Danville, Kentucky last night for their only debate of the campaign. Vice President Joe Biden was under pressure to gain ground after President Obama's widely perceived loss in the first debate. two candidates—who are a generation apart in age—displayed drastically different styles. Biden often smirked and rolled his eyes.
A mob of around 20 Hindu radicals reportedly attacked a Christian preacher and his daughter in Northern India. The Pastor, referred to as Raju was trained by Michagan based Mission India. He was at home worshipping with others when a mob of about 20 Hindus broke in, ransacked his home with clubs and other weapons, before turning their brutality on Raju and his daughter.
For the first time in its history, the U.S. does not have a Protestant majority. According to Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life the percentage of Protestants has reached a low of 48 percent. One reason given: the number of Americans with no religious affiliation is on the rise. That also includes a growth in nondenominational Christians. Demographically speaking: One-third of adults under age 30 have no religious affiliation, compared to 9 percent of people 65 and older.
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International is demanding freedom for Human Rights lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah. He is currently detained in Tehran's notorious Evin prison, sentenced to nine years in jail. It's not the first time. In 2009, he was tortured and held in solitary confinement for most of his 74-day incarceration. Dadkhah has defended the rights of many high-profile clients who have faced apostasy charges and a potential death sentence, including pastor Youcef Nadharkhani who was recently released through the efforts of Dadkhah.
Turkey's Parliament went into an emergency closed door session to discuss a bill that would authorize its military to launch cross border operations in Syria. The session followed Turkey firing on Syrian targets for a second day, even though Turkey says it has no intention of declaring war.
In the first presidential debate last night Mitt Romney and Barack Obama clashed over the economy, tax and healthcare.
President Obama picked up an endorsement today most Americans would probably say he can do without: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The socialist strongman has used strong anti-U.S. language in the past, especially when George W. Bush was president. But now on state-owned television he said if he was an American, he'd vote for Obama.
Both American presidential candidates are revving up for the critical first of three presidential debates. With the election barely a month away, that leaves little time to sway voters.
We've all heard about Iranian President Ahmedinejad's threats to wipe Israel off the face of the map. CNN's Fareed Zakaria sat down to an interview with the Iranian leader and questioned him about this desire, where he made a mockery of Zakaria's question.
A soaring number of refugees are fleeing the Syrian civil war. This week Wednesday was described as perhaps the worst day for the death toll since the uprising began a year and a half ago. Gunfire and heavy shelling in Hama, Lattakia and Aleppo saw 340 people killed.
Rebels, armed with explosives and guns, attacked a Syrian building --much like the Pentagon—yesterday. This video shows the blast as it happened against the military facility in Damascus. Four guards were reported killed and 14 people injured. The Free Syrian Army claimed responsibility for the attack.
World leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly in New York . They addressed topics like poverty, global warming, renewed conflicts in sub Saharan Africa; and most critically: violence in the Middle East , including the 18-month civil war raging in Syria
Police guard a French Magazine over Muhammad cartoons; violence over anti-Islam film spreads to Pakistan; a Colorado high school is under fire for seizing student's Rosary beads; Danish Journalist releases evidence of discovery of Noah's ark in Ararat mountain of Turkey; Toronto Blue Jays player suspended for anti-gay slur.