An advertising authority in the U.K. has banned a gambling ad that mocks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the Christian faith by promoting a "nailed on bonus."
The ad in question, made by Boylesports, features an image of a hand nailed to a piece of wood, with the text reading: "In memory of the dearly departed JC, we are offering you a sacrilecious [sic] bonus this Easter weekend. ... So don't just sit there gorging your own body weight in chocolate, that's disrespectful. Get on Boylesports Gaming and get your nailed on bonus."
Archaeologists are saying the discovery of a tomb in Turkey will be the biggest and most significant discovery of the year.
The tomb, known as a kurgan, was discovered by archaeologists in the Silivri district in Istanbul in recent weeks. It holds what is believed to be a highly-regarded warrior dating back 5,000 years during the Bronze Age.
The warrior was buried with his horses and arrowheads, as well as gifts believed to be for the afterlife. more >>
One of the entries in this year's Cannes Film Festival is a film by Olivier Assayas called "Personal Shopper." Although the filmmaker isn't familiar to mainstream and casual moviegoers, the lead actress certainly rings a bell: Kristen Stewart.
Unlike other film festivals, Cannes is known for its overly tough and hard-hitting crowd of film critics, and it looked like Assayas' entry is one of the first to suffer and experience the wrath from this crowd.
Variety first reported about the unfriendly response from the crowd on a film that revolves around a personal shopper (Stewart) who has the uncanny ability to communicate with the dead, who also by day happens to be working in the fashion industry in Paris. more >>
Close to 80 Muslims at a refugee camp in Hamburg, Germany, have been baptized into Christianity despite the ongoing physical and sexual abuse that Christian converts face at such camps in the Western country.
"While Christian converts suffer in great measures at the hands of their Muslim neighbors in Germany, around 80 refugees were recently baptized into Christianity," International Christian Concern, a persecution watchdog group, noted on Tuesday.
Mohabat News reported that Pastor Albert Babajan conducted the mass baptism of refugees at the camp in Hamburg, revealing that one of the main motives for their conversion is disappointment with Islam. more >>
Undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith is looking for the big fights out there. The young British professional boxer is coming off a 7th round knockout victory over his fellow Brit, Jimmy Kelly last December to retain his title. Although he's not looking past Predrag Radosevic in his scheduled defense in June, "Beefy" isn't shy when it came to his desire to fight Kell Brook sometime this year.
The 27-year-old said that Kell Brook is the fight he wants; referring to his countryman, who happens to be the current IBF welterweight champion. As per Fight News, Smith admits he and Brook are acquainted and that he's a good guy.
"But it's a fight that people would love to see," he added. more >>
World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has apologized for some remarks he made against Jews and transgender people.
According to him, transgender people are "freaks of nature", noting how if he overturned the situation and had himself changed into a woman who bore the name "Tysina" is "not normal." He then went on to attack Jewish people, accusing them of brainwashing everyone else. more >>