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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would take away much of the motivation for terrorism around the world.
In 1995, my high school geometry class in south-central Montana was scheduled to learn about the ubiquitous ratio pi. Hoping to broaden their mathematical outlook, I told the students to bring in a Bible the following day, if they had one, and we would see that the author of 1 Kings gives us an early value of pi by using the measured circumference and diameter of Israel's "molten sea," or baptismal font (which they calculated to be three - accurate if not precise). The students were both unified and somewhat militant in their cry: "We can't bring the Bible to school. That's unconstitutional. What about the separation of church and state?"
Northern Virginia Rep. James P. Moran is not expected to be one of the Democrats' many endangered candidates in November, but the campaign of GOP challenger Patrick Murray, a retired Army colonel and political neophyte, says it can see signs the race won't be the usual electoral cakewalk for the 10-term incumbent.
Arsonists torched a mosque in a Palestinian village in the West Bank on Monday, scrawling "revenge" on a wall in Hebrew and charring copies of the Muslim holy book in a blaze that threatened to stoke new tensions over deadlocked Mideast peacemaking.
A months-long delay in starting up Iran's first nuclear power plant is the result of a small leak, not a computer worm that was found on the laptops of several plant employees, the country's nuclear chief said Monday.
Brazil's presidential election is to go to an Oct. 31 runoff after the ruling party candidate, Dilma Rousseff, won elections Sunday but not by enough to avoid a second round, the High Electoral Tribunal said.
Egypt backed the Palestinians' refusal to negotiate with Israel as long as it continues to build West Bank settlements, even as officials on Sunday urged continued diplomacy to salvage the month-old talks.
A Turkish protest ship that was the scene of bloodshed during Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla is now the setting of an anti-Israeli film.
Israeli police shot and killed a construction worker from this West Bank village Sunday after he used a rope to scale a towering wall meant to keep Palestinians from sneaking into Israel, police and a witness said.