A 21-year-old French woman was allegedly attacked by a group of Islamist women for wearing a bikini in a public park in France.
Protesters responded with a bikini rally in the park named Léo Lagrange in Reims, northern France, to express their outrage about the incident. Hundreds more took to social media using the hashtag #JePorteMonMaillotAuParcLeo, which means I wear my swimsuit to Park Leo, causing the hashtag to go viral.
The young woman, Angelique Sloss, was sunbathing with two friends at the park when she was allegedly set upon by a gang of five young women between the ages of 16 to 24 years old. more >>
A Ukrainian Catholic bishop has warned that the ongoing conflict in Ukraine between the central government of Kiev and allegedly Moscow-backed rebels is forcing millions of people to flee as refugees to escape starvation, poverty and destitution.
"Huge numbers are now caught between hammer and anvil; the separatists aren't looking after them, and the Ukrainian government won't care for them because they haven't declared which side they're on," Auxiliary Bishop Jan Sobilo of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia told Catholic News Service on Wednesday.
"Not since World War II have we seen such poverty and destitution," he added. more >>
Sony is currently working on a new concept OS under the project name Concept for Android and the new concept OS is entering its beta phase in Sweden. The company is testing the new OS with a small group of Sony Xperia Z3 owners in the said country. Sony described the new concept OS as a "stripped-down and vanilla version" of the Android 5.1 Lollipop, with a few added features.
Being a "vanilla" version, the new OS is said to have "significant differences" with what the company has released commercially and will include new apps and additional features being developed by Sony.
This is not the first time that Sony has conducted special beta testing for Android on its smartphones. However, this time around, it is a more targeted testing as it is in support of the development of new concept OS. This new Concept for Android will likely lead to the development of specialized versions of the Android OS, which in turn can serve specific segments of the smartphone market. more >>
Join Pope Francis in laughter as he struggles to keep his cap on and mantle down in the blustery winds of St. Peter's square during mass and greeting the faithful in Italy and Brazil. Enjoy these hilarious moments captured in photos.
Pontificating in the wind:
A 31-year-old U.K. man who recently dedicated his life to Jesus Christ decided to confess his sins and turn himself in to police for shooting another man in the face in 2005. He will now serve a 12-year sentence after being convicted on several charges by a London court on Friday.
The shooter, Merice Brown, reportedly wanted to clear his conscience after becoming a Christian and turned himself in to a Leicester police station on March 2, according to authorities. He is being held at the Inner London Crown Court after pleading guilty to attempted murder and two firearm offences for shooting a man four times in the face.
On March 3, 2005, Brown was riding his bike past a barbershop in Kennington when he spotted a 19-year-old man getting a haircut. They stared at each other and this led to Brown entering the shop. more >>
Syrian Christian refugees living in Sweden say they were forced out of their asylum house by Muslim refugees who demanded they hide their crosses and banned them from using communal areas in the home they shared.
"They dared not stay. The atmosphere became too intimidating. And they got no help," said a Swedish government migration agency rep responsible for the center they were staying in to Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. "They chose themselves to organize [a] new address and moved away without our participation because they felt a discomfort."
The Christians, comprised of two families, were seeking asylum after fleeing from the Islamic State in Syria. And the place they were staying at housed around 80 people with many being Syrian Muslims. more >>