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Pope wants better translation of phrase on temptation in 'Our Father' prayer

Thursday  17:23,   07 december 2017
Reuters

Pope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase "lead us not into temptation" in the "Our Father", the best known prayer in Christianity. "That is not a good translation," the pope[...]

There's Actually An Important Message In This Girl's Interview With Her Cat

Thursday  08:51,   07 december 2017
Refinery29

It's a pretty well-known fact that cats are the unapologetic jerks we all want to be. It's a truth that hasn't escaped 10-year-old Gabi, who wrote out an "interview" she had with her cat Coco. Her dad, Paul Duane, posted the interview[...]

Ancient forbidden Christian text of Jesus' 'secret teachings' to his 'brother' found

Thursday  05:35,   07 december 2017
MSN

Biblical scholars have discovered the first-known original Greek copy of an ancient forbidden Christian text that purportedly describes Jesus’ secret teachings to his “brother” James. Details of the “heavenly realm” and future events, such as[...]

Baby Mimics Family Dog as She Learns How to Crawl

Thursday  05:35,   07 december 2017
Inside Edition

The dog proved it was more than just man's best friend.Danni, an 11-month-old baby in the U.K., observed how Simba, an 11-year-old Jack Russell, used its front legs to crawl across the[...]

Did Santa really exist? Ancient relic offers new clue

Thursday  05:35,   07 december 2017
AFP

Was Santa real? Scientists have offered a tantalising clue by dating a bone said to belong to St Nicholas, the inspiration for Father Christmas, to the same century in which he died in what is now Turkey. Oxford University researchers analysed a[...]

Photographer Dad Poses Family in 'Star Wars'-Themed Holiday Cards

Wednesday  07:21,   06 december 2017
Inside Edition

“We’re huge Star Wars fans,” Josh Rossi said.Like many dads, photographer Josh Rossi wanted to put together a series of Christmas cards featuring his[...]

Hedonist hounds escape the dog's life on India's mean streets

Tuesday  15:52,   05 december 2017
AFP

Velvet beds, a relaxing spa, 24-hour medical care and non-alcoholic beers imported from Belgium: the life of a pampered pooch in India would leave many humans envious. Critterati, which claims to be South Asia's first luxury hotel for dogs, offers[...]

Brigitte Macron fetes first panda born in France

Tuesday  15:51,   05 december 2017
AFP

Named "godmother" to France's first panda cub in August, French First Lady Brigitte Macron helped baptise her fluffy charge on Monday in one of her most high-profile outings since her husband's election. The male cub was[...]

Breathtaking rainbow lasts a record-breaking 9 hours

Tuesday  08:51,   05 december 2017
CBS News

"It felt like a gift from the sky It's so rare!" professor beams at the sight of the rare rainbowThe rainbow arched over northern Taiwan for nearly nine hours — eight hours and 58 minutes, to be exact — making it the longest lasting[...]

New Jersey Police 'Charge' A Squirrel With Criminal Mischief

Monday  21:32,   04 december 2017
International Business Times

Sea Girt police uploaded a picture of the perpetrator along with a statement on their Twitter page which said that they caught the squirrel who was responsible for damaging a popular Christmas lights display.“The squirrel was 'charged' with criminal [...]

A guy took an 'invisible step' in a viral video that baffled the internet — here's how he did it

Monday  21:31,   04 december 2017
MSN

Dontez Hines took the internet by storm when a video of him apparently walking in midair went viral. He told INSIDER how he did it.The internet struggled to figure out how he did[...]

Gender Reveal in Space: Couple Goes Above and Beyond to Make Announcement

Monday  21:31,   04 december 2017
Inside Edition

The launch took months to plan.Lance Patrick and Ashley Blankenship launched a balloon into space to announce the gender of their child to their friends in a video shared by Caters[...]

Protective Pet Cat Saves Family From Rattlesnake in Backyard

Monday  14:37,   04 december 2017
Inside Edition

<p>The family was worried about their beloved pet. A bite like the one&nbsp;Oreo had could be fatal if not treated.</p>Last weekend the Peterson family noticed a diamondback rattlesnake in their Leesburg backyard. As they were going[...]

London opens Europe's first 'Selfieccino' cafe

Sunday  13:51,   03 december 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

London has opened Europe's first selfie cappuccino café, where customers can sip on their own face. Following the viral sensation that was the Selfie Coffee café in Singapore, which digitally prints out customers' headshots and selfies on[...]

Albino Dog's Life Changed With Loving New Family, and a Stylish Pair of Sunglasses

Sunday  12:21,   03 december 2017
Inside Edition

Sherlock’s life went from a rocky start to smooth sailing when the pooch was outfitted with a pair of suave sunglasses.Sherlock the schnauzer was born in Australia with a rare form of canine albinism, giving the pup pure white fur and electric blue[...]