Body of Footless Torture Victim Unearthed Near US Special Forces Base in Afghanistan
Laborers digging a water ditch just 200 yards from a former US Special Forces outpost in Afghanistan have discovered the body of a missing Afghan man, Sayid Mohammad, who was last seen being taken to the base after being taken into custody by men associated with the US military.
After trying 26 years, Canada finally deports convicted terrorist
Convicted terrorist Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad has finally left the building that is Canada. He was flown to Lebanon on Saturday after using the Canadian legal system against itself to fight his deportation for 26 years.
Middle East: Israeli Police Question Muslim Cleric After Scuffle
Sheik Mohammad Hussein, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, was released without charges after being asked about a disturbance between Israelis and Arabs at a holy site a day earlier.
California Universities Aggressively Expand Online Courses, Finds Failure Rates Drop
The largest university system in America is aggressively expanding its experimental foray into Massive Online Open Learning (MOOCs), based on an unusually promising pilot course. The California State University system will offer a special “flipped” version of an electrical engineering course at 11 more universities, where students watch online lectures from Harvard and MIT at home, while class time is devoted to hands-on problem solving. A San Jose State University pilot found that the flipped class increased pass rates a whopping 46%, which university President Mohammad Qayoumi believes is enough to move full-steam ahead. The introductory circuits course comes courtesy of Harvard and MIT’s online course warehouse, edX, a project to provide massive open online course (MOOC) to the public for free. As we’ve written about before, the online education movement is transforming physical colleges at a crazy fast pace, much quicker than education scientists can study the impact. Even edX ...
Police in Bangladesh arrest 'Atheist bloggers' for defaming Islam
Police in Bangladesh say they have arrested four atheist bloggers for "defaming" Islam and the Prophet Mohammad. The police action follows calls from Islamic fundamentalist groups for a crackdown on secular bloggers.