As the medicine realm continues to find the cure for various diseases that could put millions of lives at stake, 9 people are suffering from a rare disease called X-linked reticulate pigmentary disorder with systematic manifestations that makes them highly sensitive to sunlight.
Commonly called XLPDR, the disorder keeps patients from staying under the sun for a long time and is associated with various infections as well as the risk of overheating that could be risky to one's life.
Rome-based photographer Luca Catalano Gonzaga had been studying the disease for some years and along the way, he came across the story of Alex Gentile, an 8-year-old boy living in Valbrona, Italy, who is one of the nine people across the globe diagnosed with XLPDR. more >>
Hundreds of mourners paid their last respects at the funeral of Muslim shopkeeper Asad Shah at a mosque in Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday, days after he was stabbed to death by a fellow Muslim for posting a message on Facebook wishing Christians a happy Easter.
"He was a brilliant man, recognizing that the differences between people are vastly outweighed by our similarities," Shah's family said in a tribute at the Bait-Ur-Rahman Mosque at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Centre, according to Independent. "And he didn't just talk about this, he lived it each and every day, in his beloved community of Shawlands and his country of Scotland."
Shah, 40, a member of the peaceful Ahmadiyya sect of Islam, was stabbed to death outside his store in the Shawlands area of Glasgow on March 24, the night before Good Friday. more >>
Oxford University is deviating from its 800-year-old tradition to remain relevant to "the dramatic change" in the U.K., by allowing its undergraduate theology students to skip studying Christianity after the first year of their degree, and choose instead subjects like "Feminist Approaches to Theology and Religion" and "Buddhism in Space and Time."
"We recognize that the people who come to study at Oxford come from a variety of different backgrounds and have legitimately different interests," Times Higher Education quotes Johannes Zachhuber, board chairman of the theology faculty, as saying.
From September 2017, theology students will have to study Christianity only in their first year, and can opt for other areas, including feminism, Buddhism, Islam and mysticism, from second year onwards. A result of seven years of consultation, the new course will be called "theology and religion" for the first time. more >>
For many centuries, stories of Icelandic horses and their role in the legacy that the Vikings left for its people to remember have been spread around the world and recently, an Icelandic photographer has shared up-close and personal photos of the original horses that one of history's bravest people boasted of.
Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir is known all over the internet for her captivating photos and drawings. While most of her works are plastered all over Flickr, she recently shared some of the most awesome animal photographs that she took of the famous Viking horses.
An online crowdfunding page that was set up to support the family of a moderate Muslim man who was stabbed and killed in Scotland last week for wishing Christians a happy Easter has surpassed over $150,000 in donations in just over a week.
Asad Shah, a 40-year old shopkeeper who was a member of the peaceful Ahmadiyya sect of Islam, was stabbed to death outside his store in the Shawlands area of Glasgow last Thursday. Shah had posted a Facebook message wishing "beloved" Christians a "very happy Easter" just hours before he was murdered by a fellow Muslim.
After Shah's murder, a number of local residents who were frequent customers in his store set up an online donations page on GoFundMe.com in order to help support the family Shah leaves behind. more >>
For Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Gutseriev, there is nothing more honorable than seeing his son walk his bride down in the aisle in what could be the most lavish wedding of the year.
Multiple outlets report that the businessman spent about $1 billion for the lavish wedding that included an Ellie Saab dress, a huge cake, and wedding tokens that speak of the heir's massive and luxurious lineage.
Gutseriev's son, 28-year-old Said, married Khadija Uzhakhovs, a 20-year-old student of dentistry in Moscow. Little is known about the bride as The Daily Mail reports that she had been chosen over a long list of ladies who vied for the billionaire son's heart. more >>