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Lebanon may be drawn into conflict

April 30, 2011

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Years of Damascus influence and sectarianism could drag tiny nation into crisis * Reuters * Published: 00:00 April 28, 2011 * Gulf News Beirut: The unrest sweeping Syria may whip up sectarian divisions that could spill across the border and threaten to destabilise Lebanon, a small neighbour where Damascus has both strong allies and enemies. […]

US bans non-Israel-friendly ad

April 30, 2011

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Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:56PM presstv The media conglomerate Clear Channel has pulled an advertisement, which calls on Israel to respect the rights of Palestinians, from Seattle billboards. The sign, which was sponsored by the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC), was taken down on Wednesday from three billboards after only one week, seattlepi.com reported. The […]

Court Rules Obama Administration Can Continue Funding Embryonic Stem Cell Research

April 30, 2011

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April 30, 2011 12:39 PM blackchristiannews In a case that apparently could hinge on the interpretation of verb tenses, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Obama administration can continue funding embryonic stem cell research while a case seeking to halt the funding goes forward. The three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of […]

President Obama Issues National Day of Prayer Proclamation

April 30, 2011

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April 30, 2011 12:50 PM blackchristiannews After taking considerable flak for not issuing an Easter proclamation, President Obama has just released a proclamation for the 2011 National Day of Prayer. The proclamation comes just about a week before the hotly-contested National Day of Prayer on May 5. In 2010, a Wisconsin federal judge struck down […]

Gospel April 30, 2011

April 30, 2011

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Mk 16:9-15 Gospel When Jesus had risen, early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. She went and told his companions who were mourning and weeping. When they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they did […]

Hollywood actresses meet Obama at White House

April 30, 2011

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Friday, April 29, 2011 12:45:31 PM by IANS thaindian London, April 29 (IANS) Latino actresses Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera have met US President Barack Obama to discuss immigration reform. Musician Emilio Estefan and his TV star niece Lili were also among the stars who Thursday visited the White House, where Obama stressed […]

Ecuador volcano spits out truck-sized boulders

April 30, 2011

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8:33 AM Saturday Apr 30, 2011 NZ Herald NewsEcuador’s Tungurahua volcano hurled truck-sized pyroclastic boulders more than a kilometre in a powerful eruption that prompted at least 300 people to flee their homes, authorities said. Schools were closed for a third straight day as ash showered down on a dozen towns in the sparsely populated […]