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Religion plays major role in creating just society - President

Religion plays major role in creating just society - President | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
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How can that be said, when this society has a very short history (if any) without Religion?

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Contract battle brewing over $14M Blackbeard 'treasure'

Contract battle brewing over $14M Blackbeard 'treasure' | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 300 years after the pirate Blackbeard's flagship sank off the North Carolina coast, a shipwreck-hunting company and the state are battling over treasure linked to the vessel — but they're fighting with legal filings, not cutlasses, and the treasure is $14 million in disputed revenue and contract violations.
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Etan Patz jury deadlocked again; judge says to keep trying

Etan Patz jury deadlocked again; judge says to keep trying | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Watch the video Etan Patz jury deadlocked again; judge says to keep trying on Yahoo News . On their 15th day of deliberations, jurors say they are once again deadlocked in the trial of Pedro Hernandez, charged in the murder of 6-year old Etan Patz.
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Pregnant 10-year-old rape victim denied abortion in Paraguay

Pregnant 10-year-old rape victim denied abortion in Paraguay | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Paraguay's decision to deny a pregnant 10-year-old girl an abortion after she was allegedly raped by her stepfather has sparked a national debate over the country's strict abortion law. Paraguay's health minister recently refused a request from the girl's mother to terminate the pregnancy, but rights groups say the decision could put the girl's health at risk and is "tantamount to torture". In Paraguay, abortion is only allowed when the mother's life is in danger. Health Minister Antonio Barrios told Paraguay's ABC newspaper that doctors and a psychologist were providing care to the girl.
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'Boulders size of vans' hit Nepal trekking village after quake

'Boulders size of vans' hit Nepal trekking village after quake | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A trekker stranded for days in quake-hit Nepal has said he watched boulders the size of minivans smash buildings in a popular tourist area devastated by a massive avalanche, living to tell the tale using skills learnt from US reality TV show "Survivor". American Corey Ascolani described to AFP how he spent five terrifying days in the remote tourist area of Langtang following the April 25 quake, which trapped hundreds of tourists and Nepalis. "It was very hard to sleep, I remember feeling every vibration in the ground... my nerves were shot, I slept maybe one hour that first night," Ascolani said in Kathmandu, after he was airlifted to safety. They estimate there could be more than 150 Nepalis and 100 tourists buried in Langtang village, which is home to around 400 people -- mostly subsistence farmers or guest house workers.
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Zimbabwe to import 700,000 tonnes of corn to avert hunger

Zimbabwe to import 700,000 tonnes of corn to avert hunger | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Zimbabwe will import 700,000 tonnes of corn to avert hunger after annual crop yields shrunk by nearly half due to poor rains, the national television network reported Tuesday. "The final crop assessment report shows that the country's maize production went down by 49 percent, hence the need to import more grain," Zimbabwe television said quoting Agriculture Minister Joseph Made. It was not immediately clear where the corn will be imported from but Zimbabwe has in the past bought grain in neighbouring Zambia and South Africa. The UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) says Zimbabwe needs around 1.8 million tonnes of corn to feed its people annually.
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Boston Marathon bomber cries at federal death penalty trial

Boston Marathon bomber cries at federal death penalty trial | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial.
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Supreme Court asks Justice Department to weigh in on legal marijuana lawsuit

Supreme Court asks Justice Department to weigh in on legal marijuana lawsuit | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
On Monday morning, the United States Supreme Court asked the Solicitor General’s office for its opinion in a lawsuit involving three states about the commercial sales of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado.
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Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Virginia

Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Virginia | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor's decision not to seek a death penalty for the man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student is emblematic of capital punishment's decline across the country and in the state that once operated one of the busiest execution chambers in the nation.
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Satanic Temple at it Again: Brookville Feels the Heat After County Commissioners Deny Temple Display and Display Commemorating the Bill of Rights | JD Supra

Spring flowers and the final week of argument in the Supreme Court’s 2015 term have all of us at RLUIPA Defense thinking spring. However, at least one controversy from the 2014 holiday...
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A Walpurgisnacht fable: the seductive myth of Nazi occultism.

A Walpurgisnacht fable: the seductive myth of Nazi occultism. | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Sixty-nine years ago today, on April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the ruins of Berlin. This act effectively ended the Nazi regime and World War II in Europe. It ha...
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New Dig at First Emperor Mausoleum Expected to Yield up to 1400 More Terracotta Warriors

New Dig at First Emperor Mausoleum Expected to Yield up to 1400 More Terracotta Warriors | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Chinese archaeologists have just launched an exciting new excavation project in a burial pit at the world famous tomb of the First Emperor of China in Xi’an.  Previous excavations revealed
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Ancient DNA Tells a New Human Story

Ancient DNA Tells a New Human Story | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Armed with old bones and new DNA sequencing technology, scientists are getting a much better understanding of the prehistory of the human species, writes Matt Ridley.
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Irish nanny charged in baby's death released after 2 years

Irish nanny charged in baby's death released after 2 years | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — An Irish nanny charged with killing a 1-year-old Massachusetts girl in her care more than two years ago was released on bail Tuesday while authorities review medical evidence.
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Rape added to murder and cannibalism charges against Indiana man

Rape added to murder and cannibalism charges against Indiana man | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A southern Indiana man who is facing a possible death penalty on charges that he killed his ex-girlfriend and ate part of her body has now been charged with raping her, an attorney representing the defendant said on Tuesday. The added charge against Joseph Oberhansley is intended to bolster the prosecution's case for the death penalty, attorney Mike McDaniel said. Oberhansley, 34, was charged last September in Clark County, Indiana, with breaking into the Jeffersonville home of his ex-girlfriend, Tammy Jo Blanton, murdering her and abusing her corpse by eating parts of it. It was added, McDaniel said, because the other charges were not strong enough to warrant the death penalty.
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Austrian baker causes stir with 'tasteless' 9/11 cake

Austrian baker causes stir with 'tasteless' 9/11 cake | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A Vienna baker has stirred up anger by making a cake depicting Austria's main political parties as New York's twin towers coming under attack from opposition party aircraft. "It's ironic that a baker has no taste," wrote one critic on the website of the mass-circulation Heute tabloid that highlighted the unusual creation.
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Central Africa armed groups vow to free thousands of child soldiers

Central Africa armed groups vow to free thousands of child soldiers | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Leaders of armed groups in strife-ravaged Central African Republic agreed Tuesday to release thousands of child soldiers and to end underage recruitment, UNICEF said. The United Nations children's agency described the news as a "major step forward" in the country, where it estimates 6,000 to 10,000 children are held by various armed factions. "The Central African Republic is one of the worst places in the world to be a child, and UNICEF is eager to work with local authorities to help reunite these children with their families," UNICEF representative Mohamed Malick Fall said in a statement.
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Austrian magazine printed with HIV blood

Austrian magazine printed with HIV blood | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
An Austrian men's magazine has printed its latest edition using blood from people who are HIV-positive in order to counter the "stigma" often attached to the virus that causes AIDS, its chief editor said Tuesday. "We wanted to make a statement against the stigma and the irrational fears (about)... HIV and HIV-positive people," Julian Wiehl, founder and editor-in-chief of Vangardist magazine, told AFP. "If you hold this magazine in your hands it is like holding somebody who is HIV positive. Nothing can happen, nothing can harm you holding the magazine, and nothing can harm you holding an HIV-positive person," he said.
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Why Hawaiians are protesting construction of the world's second-largest telescope

It's being built on Mauna Kea — a truly sacred site for Native Hawaiians.
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US boy shot by police yet to be buried as investigation drags on

US boy shot by police yet to be buried as investigation drags on | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
An investigation into the police shooting of a 12-year-old African-American boy is taking so long that he has yet to be buried five months after his death, lawyers said Monday. Tamir Rice was holding a pellet gun when he was fatally shot on November 22 in a Cleveland playground, in a shocking incident caught on surveillance video. "Less than a second and my son is gone, and I want to know: How long I got to wait for justice?" his mother Samaria Rice told a news conference in the Ohio city. "We w
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Conservative Nebraska looks at abolishing death penalty

Conservative Nebraska looks at abolishing death penalty | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — There's not a lot of sympathy for the 11 men on death row in Nebraska, but spurred by frustration about the growing difficulty and cost of carrying out executions, lawmakers are considering eliminating the death penalty.
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Woman seeking man she kissed at marathon hears from his wife

Woman seeking man she kissed at marathon hears from his wife | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
BOSTON (AP) — A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon this year says she finally heard back — from the mystery man's wife.
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World War II-Era Japanese Submarine's Aircraft Hangar Found - Archaeology

World War II-Era Japanese Submarine's Aircraft Hangar Found - Archaeology | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
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... out of the hull of a sinking 400-foot-long submarine,” he said. The aircraft hangar had been large enough to launch three float-plane bombers.
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Neolithic Fishing Spear Retains Its Bone Point - Archaeology Magazine

Neolithic Fishing Spear Retains Its Bone Point - Archaeology Magazine | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
RT @AllArchaeology: Neolithic Fishing Spear Retains Its Bone Point http://t.co/RuJzLJsNU1
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Ancient Mayan City Built on Grid : DNews

Ancient Mayan City Built on Grid : DNews | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The city, which contains flat-topped pyramids, was in use between roughly 600 B.C. and 300 B.C., when the first cities were being constructed in the area.
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