Aaron J. Leichman
It was a tough Saturday night in Oklahoma City for Dirk Nowitzki, who had only 18 points on 7-for-21 shooting, especially compared to his 46 and 29 points in the previous two games.
Three churches in a predominantly Muslim province in Russia were set on fire by arsonists early Monday.
The death toll from Sunday\'s church hostage crisis in Iraq shot up to 52 on Monday while the number of people wounded rose to 67.
At least seven churchgoers were killed Sunday after about a dozen militants took their congregation hostage for several hours.
All churches, synagogues, and mosques in the Chicago area are being urged to be vigilant for any unsolicited or unexpected packages, especially those originating from overseas locations.
Authorities in Haiti say the deadly cholera epidemic there is slowing down, but many people are still at risk, report aid groups working in the area.
A special two-week assembly of Middle East bishops concluded Sunday with a list of 44 propositions and a call by Pope Benedict XVI for individuals, groups and nations to work together for peace.
A pastor in Iran who was sentenced to death for apostasy had his execution delayed, according to a ministry that assists the persecuted Church.
A girls school in northern West Bank was found damaged by fire and vandalized Wednesday with Hebrew graffiti reading \"regards from the hills.\"
An ecumenical delegation from Sudan concluded its tour through the United States on Friday after 12 days of raising awareness on the situation in Africa\'s largest nation, which may soon be divided into two.