World

8:49am

Fri January 14, 2011
The Two-Way

With Beatification, Pope John Paul II Moves Closer To Sainthood

Pope Benedict XVI today "signed off on the miracle needed for the beatification of Pope John Paul II, and set May 1 as the date to honor one of the most beloved popes of all times as a model of saintliness for the church," the Associated Press writes.

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4:10pm

Tue January 4, 2011
Africa

Bringing The Bard Behind Bars In South Africa

South Africa has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, with roughly 1 in 300 people behind bars. This has inspired a growing number of prison outreach programs. In Cape Town, one such program isn't turning criminals into angels. But it's helping rehabilitate young men -- and apparently producing some fine actors.

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7:20am

Tue December 28, 2010
Strange News

Batman Movie Inspires Armored Vehicle Design

A British defense contractor has a new concept for a fast-moving armored vehicle. Batman fans might say it looks very familiar. A project leader at BAE Systems happily admitted that the armored vehicle is inspired by the Batmobile in the movie Dark Knight. 

3:26pm

Tue December 14, 2010
Africa

Sudan Vote Could Make A New Nation, A War, Or Both

The people of Southern Sudan will choose next month whether to break up Africa's biggest state into north and south and create the world's newest nation. Much is at stake, including most of Sudan's oil reserves and -- potentially -- peace in one of the continent's more volatile countries.

The biggest question looming as the Jan. 9 referendum approaches: Will the north and its Arab-led government let the mostly ethnic-African south go without more bloodshed?

These days, an air of melancholy hangs over Khartoum, Sudan's dusty desert capital.

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