A 71-year-old Australian preacher has recently been making news with claims that he is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, by comparing his image to the face imprinted in the famous Shroud of Turin. The preacher reportedly convinced an American man to sell his home, abandon his family, and go follow him.
The preacher has also claimed that Pope Benedict XVI backed his case in a letter, but retired before making an official proclamation.
Daily Mail Australia reported on Monday that the preacher, Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall, who lives in Toogoom, Queensland, has for years been making the claim that he is Jesus, and has even shared the supposed letter where Pope Benedict admits of the resemblance between his face and the Shroud of Turin imprint. more >>
The potential release of Christian mother of five Asia Bibi, who recently saw her death sentence in Pakistan temporarily suspended, could be a "watershed moment" for all Christians falsely accused of blasphemy, a watchdog group has said.
"This could be a watershed moment as never before has a Christian blasphemy law victim had to appeal to the Supreme High Court, the majority are released at High Court. However the legal precedent that may be created as a consequence of a successful appeal could provide protection to future Christian victims faced with cases championed by aggressive, hatred fueled Islamic imams, while actual false eyewitnesses fail to appear during any stage of the court process," Wilson Chowdhry, president of the British Pakistani Christian Association, told The Christian Post on Monday.
"Moreover, a precedent could also limit the type of allegation that will be accepted by courts as a potential blasphemy. For instance, Asia Bibi's appeal focuses on the question she asked 'My Christ died for me, what did Muhammed do for you?' Despite 500 clerics in Pakistan believing the contents of the sentence was blasphemous, the majority of liberal imams outside of Pakistan believe the question exhibits little that could be construed as a blasphemy," Chowdhry added. more >>
Rumors are circulating Sony may redesign a new Xperia smartphone as a special handset to be used in the latest Bond movie, "Spectre."
Sony's Xperia Z5 is reportedly getting a custom redesign for James Bond's exclusive use when "Spectre" hits UK theaters on Oct. 26 and U.S. cinemas on Nov. 6.
Leaked photos have made the rounds indicating English actor Daniel Craig, on his third turn as 007, will be using an as-yet-unveiled Sony Xperia handset. more >>
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi will work together with Uber to bring the Xiaomi Mi Note handset to two countries in Southeast Asia.
According to the report by GSM Arena, the two companies have agreed on a collaboration to literally deliver the brand new device to customers' doorsteps in Malaysia and Singapore.
In the report, customers would be able to order a Xiaomi Mi Note and track it as though an Uber cab is going to pick them up. They should have an Uber account, and they would pay for the device via credit card. more >>
The Korean office for Voice of the Martyrs announced at a press conference earlier this week that the Christian missionary organization will be sending Bibles into the southern part of North Korea.
"In North Korea, even children are aware of the risks of possessing a Bible. Even socks, clothes or food are dangerous. People who pick up a Bible know their choice is very risky, they could probably end up being executed," said the Rev. Eric Foley, CEO of VOM Korea to NK News, explaining the dangers of owning a Bible in the Communist state.
VOM will be sending the Bibles, translated into a North Korean dialect, via balloons, a means by which the group has used in the past. more >>
For many years, Samsung has been developing its very own mobile operating system to rival Android OS by Google. However, the project took longer than expected, with fans and consumers losing interest.
However, that changed in January when the Korean manufacturer finally unveiled a smartphone that runs on Tizen OS. Unfortunately, expectations were not met once the Samsung Z1 was announced.
The smartphone was not a flagship, and cannot even be considered a midranger. more >>