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  • Koran-Burning rumor sparks anti-American protests
    By on October 25, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Shouting “Down with America!” and “Death to the infidels!” hundreds of protesters made their way from Kabul University to the center of the city on Sunday. They were reacting to rumors, vigorously denied by the U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, that American troops had burned several copies of the Koran in a province close to Kabul.


  • Senior Citizens Flock to Burning Man Festival
    By on September 5, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    At 87, Lorraine Thompson was not about to clamber up several flights of stairs to slide on a piece of cardboard down “The Wedge” – one of the big draws at this year’s Burning Man art festival in the Nevada desert. “Oh, but if I were younger, I’d be working my way up that thing, you know it!” said Thompson.