Day: June 11, 2015

'Mecca has been turned into Disneyland’

    ‘Mecca has been turned into Disneyland’ A new book about Mecca will outrage the hostage-beheading fanatics of ISIL, says Michael Kerr – who talks to the author By Michael Kerr 11:39AM BST 02 Oct 2014 After his fifth pilgrimage to Mecca, Ziauddin Sardar was congratulating himself on having done […]

Irish Gay Marriage Vote Shakes Croatia’s Conservatives

Source: Balkan Insight French feminist writer Caroline Fourest told BIRN that such referenda are not votes for or against religion in general. While visiting Zagreb in almost total secrecy and surrounded by security guards – she wrote for the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which Islamists have targeted – she […]

Nuts ‘protect against early death’

Source: BBC Eating half a handful of nuts every day could substantially lower the risk of early death, a Dutch study suggests. Previous studies had already indicated a link with cardiovascular health, but this is the first to look at specific nuts and diseases. Maastricht University researchers found a 23% […]

Nuts 'protect against early death'

Source: BBC Eating half a handful of nuts every day could substantially lower the risk of early death, a Dutch study suggests. Previous studies had already indicated a link with cardiovascular health, but this is the first to look at specific nuts and diseases. Maastricht University researchers found a 23% […]