A migrant who spoke about his conversion to Christianity was reportedly beaten unconscious with a baton by Muslim refugees inside a German camp.
The unnamed 24-year-old Iranian was saved by more than a dozen onlookers who pulled the attacker off of him, according to the Daily Express,
Security officials in Hamburg-Eidelstedt, Germany, have opened an investigation into the near-fatal attack. more >>
BBC cult sci-fi television series "Doctor Who" is already in the middle of its season and according to some reviewers, the current season is turning out to be as interesting and as good as the previous one. According to a report in Den of Geek, Maisie Williams returns in the coming episode, "The Woman Who Lived," after appearing in the episode "The Girl Who Died" last week. Williams is better known for her role in the HBO fantasy series, "Game of Thrones."
When "Doctor Who" returns for its sixth episode this weekend, Williams will return to play a character that continues the story from the fifth episode. The series has been known for showing two-part stories and this is one of them, according to the report. According to a report in Cultbox, in episode 5, the Doctor and Clara find themselves in a small Viking village, where the villagers are faced with protecting themselves against a group of savage space warriors called the Mire. In the thick of what is happening is a Viking girl named Ashildr, who apparently was the reason why the Mire were threatening the village in the first place. She declared war on them. The Doctor and Clara need to help the village folk defend themselves against the Mire. In the process, however, Ashildr loses her life in the fight when the Doctor makes use of her to lead the defense. The Doctor decides to bring her back to life using Mire technology, but in the end, he transforms her into an immortal, someone who is destined to live through the ages.
The next episode, aptly titled "The Woman Who Lived," brings the Doctor to England in 1651. He is in search of some alien artefact, as usual. This is also the time when a notorious highway robber or highwayman is victimizing travellers. Calling himself the "Nightmare," he is in cahoots with "a fire breathing accomplice," as reports would say. According to Cultbox, the Nightmare is no other than Ashildr, the girl whom the Doctor turned immortal. Williams plays the character but is very different from her character in the previous episode. The report noted that it will be interesting to see how the Doctor will face Ashildr and how he will handle what is a direct consequence of what he did in his time travels. more >>
Human rights groups have criticized the U.K. government for "selling out" to China on human rights issues by welcoming President Xi Jinping and clinching a $30 billion economic deal, without bringing up China's crackdown on ethnic and religions minorities, including Christians.
"If the U.K. is going to totally ignore the ever-worsening rights situation that we have at the moment in China, then that will cause a fundamental conflict with its principles as a democratic country," U.S.-based Chinese legal scholar Teng Biao said, according to Radio Free Asia.
Xi held public meetings with British Prime Minister David Cameron, as well as with members of the royal family, during his visit to the U.K. this week. The Chinese president pushed through the multi-billion nuclear power investment deal, and praised economic relations between China and Western powers, such as the U.S. and U.K. more >>
Editor's note: The Christian Post has arranged with noted evangelical Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, an expert on and friend of The Catholic Church, to provide exclusive and rare coverage of the World Synod of the Catholic Church scheduled for October 3-24.
This Vatican Synod is generating great interest among Catholics and Evangelicals alike as Pope Francis continues to make overtures for increased cooperation with Evangelicals to protect religious freedom in a world of increased persecution of Christians.
Schirrmacher is president of the International Council of the International Society for Human Rights und Ambassador for Human Rights and executive chair of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance, the largest evangelical association in the world. more >>
It's a battle between two of the most popular teams in European football as Paris Saint-Germain welcome Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid at Parc des Princes in the UEFA Champions League.
The match is on October 21, 2015 at 2:45 PM ET.
This is a battle between Group A squads and they are currently the leaders of the table – both with six points after the first two matches. more >>
"Downton Abbey" viewers were shocked Sunday night when a dinner party turned into a bloodbath during the ITV Studio's period drama's Episode 5.
With "Downton Abbey" right in the middle of Season 6, reported to be the ITV series' final season, viewers were treated to an unusual Episode 5 with Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham's ulcer bursting open over the food, the table cloth, and his family during dinner.
With Lord Grantham projectile vomiting across the dining room, the scene appeared more appropriate for an episode of "Game of Thrones" instead of gentle and sedate "Downton Abbey." more >>