Some 150 people on board an Airbus operated by Lufthansa's low cost airline Germanwings are now all feared dead after it crashed in a remote region of the French Alps Tuesday.
In an earlier Reuters report, French President Francois Hollande, said there were 148 people on board the Airbus and there appeared to be no survivors. Lufthansa later confirm the number of people on the carrier to be 150.
"There were 148 people on board. The conditions of the accident, which have not yet been clarified, lead us to think there are no survivors," said Hollande. more >>
Terror group ISIS is training hundreds of British jihadists to carry out what a chemical expert called a "highly likely" chlorine gas attack on trains and sports games in the U.K., a report said.
"I am convinced that IS (another name for ISIS) fighters are all being given training in chemical weapons and the British ones, who are likely to be more educated, will all be targeted in the hope they may return home," said Colonel Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, the retired head of chemical and biological weapons for the British Army, according to the Mail Online.
"They will have a reasonable idea on how to use chlorine and other toxic chemicals as a terror weapon," he added. more >>
Pope Francis has been credited with performing a miracle in Naples on Saturday by the Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe.
During a visit to Naples Cathedral, the pontiff venerated a vial of blood belonging to the Neapolitan patron St. Gennaro, who was once the bishop of Naples until he was martyred in 305, and it began to liquify. The dry blood turned to liquid after the pontiff prayed the "Our Father" over it and kissed the relic, prompting the Archbishop of Naples, Crescenzio Sepe, to declare the rare phenomenon a miracle.
Atheist author Richard Dawkins has been placed on Block Bot, a program that hides people on Twitter deemed to be offensive or abusive. Dawkins, who has been accused by users of being racist and a "rape-apologist," said that he objects to being libelled.
"I have no objection to being blocked. Please block me if you wish. What I object to is being libelled, and linked with spammers and harassers," Dawkins wrote on Twitter in response.
The Church of England is set to invest £700,000 in a new program that aims to promote greater engagement between Christian leaders and the scientific community.
The creation of the initiative, which will be part of a three-year Durham University program, was announced during British Science Week, a 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and math that concludes on March 22.
The program will offer trainee priests and others access to resources on contemporary science, and will also research attitudes toward science from church leaders. Durham University professor Rev. David Wilkinson spoke out about the divide between faith and science during a recent interview with The Christian Post. more >>
Tens of thousands of rock fans have signed a petition requesting organizers to remove Kanye West, who is scheduled to perform at the Glastonbury Music Festival in three months.
Nearly 60,000 music fans have petitioned to have Kanye West removed from the roster of performers who will headline the Glastonbury Music Festival in Somerset, England from June 24 to 28.
While the American hip hop artist is not known to endear himself to fans, he has apparently earned the ire of rock enthusiasts from "across the pond" after they lobbied for festival organizers to replace West's act from the lineup. more >>