January 6, 2012 |
A bomb rocked the Syrian capital Friday, killing as many as 26 people, injuring dozens and leaving pools of blood, shards of glass and body parts in the streets, state media reported. It was the second major attack in Damascus in as many weeks, the latest grim twist in a conflict that the United Nations says has left more than 5,000 people dead since March. Terming it "a new escalation of terrorism" on the part of government opponents, the Interior Ministry vowed to strike back "with an iron fist.
December 30, 2011 |
Far from the lights of Hollywood, Las Vegas is the town where you star in your own movie — especially on New Year's Eve. Big stars host the partying there, and Ministry of Gossip tracked down Stevie Wonder and Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am and Fergie, all of whom are hosting events, to talk New Year's Eve do's and don'ts and just how that midnight kiss is supposed to go down — if you're lucky enough to nab one. Stevie Wonder, performing at...
December 18, 2011 |
The India-China relationship, relatively well managed for years by the two governments, is under growing pressure in the face of insensitivity and nationalism on both sides, India's hyperactive broadcast media and the growing autonomy of Chinese ministries, analysts say. Irritants that have spurred distrust recently between the two Asian giants include a series of reported incursions along their disputed 2,500-mile border. In one case, an Indian warship off Vietnam received an apparent Chinese naval radio transmission in July telling it to "leave Chinese waters.
December 9, 2011
Lady Gaga honored by the Trevor Project at the Hollywood Palladium for her fight against bullying of youth and the LGBT community. The gala saw presentations from Zac Efron and Michelle Pfieffer Pfeiffer , Zachary Quinto and Amber Heard , Amy Adams and Josh Duhamel . It also drew celeb guests like Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer , "Glee" crew members Mark Salling , Darren Criss and Amber Riley , Fergie ...
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December 5, 2011 |
The bulldozers will be here this week to tear down Ray Polk's homeless ministry. But then again, they already were here once — and, as Polk sees it, the Lord intervened. Earlier this month, a local minister protesting the city's dismantling of four homeless encampments on a rough edge of downtown stumbled upon Polk's place, with its chapel fashioned of poster board, secondhand display case stocked with free food, and personal memorial to Baby Doll, Mr. Miles and the dozens of other homeless who have died on these streets.
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November 19, 2011 |
The popular, though independent Spanish-language ministry at the Crystal Cathedral, where people stand in line for hours to get a seat, may not move with the church's English-language services when the time comes. According to the terms of a $57.5-million deal approved Thursday night in Bankruptcy Court, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will purchase the property and require Crystal Cathedral ministries to move to a new location within three years. The diocese plans to use the cathedral as its own after that; St. Callistus Catholic Church, also in Garden Grove, has been presented as an alternative site for the English-language ministries.