Iran's nuclear chief says his country is planning to build at least two more nuclear power plants. The 1,000-megawatt plants are set to begin construction within a year or two. The announcement comes on the heels of a meeting with world powers in Baghdad last week, intended to deal with concerns over this ongoing issue about a nuclear Iran.
Meanwhile…Iran is stirring up a different kind of trouble with Christians. The state-owned Iranian news outlet Basij has been spreading what it calls "the Gospel of Barnabas" stating that it will lead to the global collapse of Christianity and that Jesus was never crucified and wasn't the Son of God. It adds that Jesus himself predicts the coming of Muhammad. The Gospel of Barnabas is a text they say …was written in the 5th or 6th centuries in Syriac on animal hide. Christian scholars have dismissed the text as a fake , stating that interest in it was sparked only after the Vatican made an official request to review the text back in February.
Three candidates in Egypt's presidential race have filed appeals to the election commission. They are alleging that fraud took place in the first round vote. The appeal is likely to enflame an already explosive race, with two of the most polarizing candidates finishing first. Preliminary results from last week's election placed Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi and Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, as the two candidates entering a mid-June run-off. Results so far have been disappointing and disturbing to liberal Egyptians and the Coptic Christian Minority.
U.N. envoy Kofi Annan flew into Syria amid growing fury over the gruesome massacre that killed 108 people in one town, where 35 children were specifically targeted. It was one of the worst massacres since the beginning of the 14-month old uprising. Rebel leaders are saying Annan's peace plan is already "dead. Al Assad's regime insists that it had nothing to do with the massacre and blames terrorist groups.
An alarming study by the National Health Service in Britain. It shows that out of the more than 38-thousand teens having an abortion in Britain, some had undergone the procedure up to 7 times. Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act are showing…young women are being let down in an appalling way according to pro-life campaigners in the U.K.
It's a special year for the queen. She was overwhelmingly approved in polls as the Head of the Church of England during her Diamond Jubilee year. We have a special report looking back at where it all began--- the exact location where she learned she would be Queen. David McKenzie met a Kenyan porter who was there that day and carried her bags. He still remembers just about every detail.