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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Peace possible: Arab-Jewish love breaks stereotypes.

RussiaToday | Nov 18, 2009 - It is a story of love between divided peoples. While it isn't illegal for Jews and Arabs in the Middle East to marry, it is seen as taboo. But as RT's Paula Slier finds out, there are times when love can triumph over any kind of social barrier.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New jumbo jet unveiled

itnnews | February 14, 2011 - The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental debuts before 10,000 cheering fans

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wealthy Egyptians fear change.

AlJazeeraEnglish | February 12, 2011 - While millions of Egyptians are welcoming in the post-Mubarak era. Others, particularly the wealthy members of the society, have a lot to lose.
Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Cairo.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Catholic church gives blessing to iPhone app

Pope Benedict XVIPope Benedict XVI has said Catholics should use digital technologies responsibly.

The Catholic Church has approved an iPhone app that helps guide worshippers through confession.
The Confession program has gone on sale through iTunes for £1.19 ($1.99).
Described as "the perfect aid for every penitent", it offers users tips and guidelines to help them with the sacrament.
Now senior church officials in both the UK and US have given it their seal of approval, in what is thought to be a first.
The app takes users through the sacrament - in which Catholics admit their wrongdoings - and allows them to keep track of their sins.
It also allows them to examine their conscience based on personalised factors such as age, sex and marital status - but it is not intended to replace traditional confession entirely.
Instead, it encourages users to understand their actions and then visit their priest for absolution.

BBC News | 8 Feb 2011 - read full report

Friday, February 4, 2011

China's dirty secrets

AlJazeeraEnglish 101East | February 04, 2011 - China's juggernaut economy is the envy of the world, but at what cost to the country's people and environment? 101 East investigates.

China's workers return home for New Year's

Peak labor in China - garment factory
Today marks the Lunar New Year in China. Millions of workers in China return home for New Year Many employers fear they may not come back.

Marketplace - American Public Media 3 February 2011