KATHMANDU, Nepal – Bodies of Christian worshippers are still buried under the debris of their church buildings, which collapsed when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal last Saturday. Hundreds of Christians are among thousands who are dead.
Nepal Army is helping clear debris from destroyed buildings, a task that is expected to take weeks, if not months, as hundreds of thousands of structures have collapsed across Nepal and more than 6,000 bodies have been recovered.
Some of these bodies are of Christian worshippers who were attending services when the earthquake struck around noon on April 25. more >>
Eight prisoners in Indonesia reformed by Christianity sang and prayed as they walked to their executions Wednesday morning, witnesses said.
The eight prisoners included two Australians (Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan); four Africans (Raheem Agbaje Salami, Sylvester Obiekwe Nwolise, Okwudili Oyatanze, and Martin Anderson); and one each from Brazil (Rodrigo Gularte); and Indonesia (Zainal Abidin bin Mgs Mahmud Badarudin), who were convicted of drug trafficking in Indonesia, a country with harsh penalties for smuggling, including life in prison and the death penalty.
"When they were being put on the cross for execution, they were singing on the crosses and we were in a tent not too far away from the execution place trying to support them," Father Charlie Burrows told News Corp Australia more >>
HTC has recently reported that it made the highest revenue in a quarter in the last four years. While some can argue that the company's previous high-end devices are finally making a splash, most people would attribute HTC's success to its budding mid-range lineup.
Now, according to a report by Android Authority, HTC may be lining up a new Android-powered handset bound for the Indian market.
In the report, the company's president for global sales, Chia-Lin Chang, confirmed that there will be a midranger smartphone lined up especially for India by the third quarter this year. more >>
Noman Masih, the 14-year-old Pakistani boy who was burned alive by a group of Muslim youths earlier in April and died from his injuries was targeted because he admitted that he was a Christian, watchdog group International Christian Concern has said.
The group shared Masih's own words from his hospital bed: "I have neither enemies, nor a dispute with anybody in the area I live. My tailor master asked me to go to the nearest market for some work and, on my way, [a] few men stopped me, asking my name and religion. I gave them my name and identified my religion as Christian. It was Friday prayers time and not many people [were] on the road."
The boy added: "Suddenly they started beating and abusing me. I tried to rescue myself, however, [I] couldn't. One of them threw kerosene oil and [the] other set me on fire. With the help of the locals around I managed to stop the fire, however, [I became] unconscious." more >>
Microsoft has done everything to keep the Windows Phone brand afloat, at least before the Windows 10 officially launches. However, most smartphone users still prefer the more mature systems of iOS and Android.
However, for consumers who are interested in phones with big displays, and cheap price tags, this may be the best option to be available soon in the vast Chinese market.
According to a report by Phone Arena, a virtually unknown Chinese manufacturer is rumored to announce a brand new device, dubbed Ramos Q7. more >>
Last year, everyone thought we have seen the last of Nokia as its mobile division was swallowed whole by Microsoft in an attempt to improve its Windows Phone lineup. The Redmond giant soon rebranded new Nokia Lumia phones into Microsoft Lumia, eradicating the last traces of the once-strong mobile device maker.
However, the introduction of the Nokia N1 Tablet to more markets outside of China has sparked some hope that the Finnish company would rise from the ashes and finally take Android's side.
According to a report by Android Authority, there may be rumors that Nokia would soon manufacturer smartphones beginning in 2016, but the mobile company itself stated that it would not build phones next year. more >>