(Left to right) <em>New York Times</em> journalists Stephen Farrell and Tyler Hicks, Turkish ambassador Levent Sahinkaya, and Times journalists Lynsey Addario and Anthony Shadid, at the Turkish Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, on Monday. Turkish diplomats helped secure the journalists' release.
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The four New York Times staffers who spent six days in the hands of fighters loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi tell their story today.
The Japanese are beginning memorial ceremonies for people killed in the earthquake and tsunami. Times of crisis lead many people to turn to religion for strength and comfort. In Japan, the focus will be on honoring the dead, and moving on with life.
On Monday, Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara startled many when he said, "The Japanese people must take advantage of this tsunami to wash away their selfish greed. I really do think this is divine punishment."
There is no basis in the scripture for the argument that the Jewish people were responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. That's the declaration made by Pope Benedict the sixteenth, in his forthcoming book, "Jesus of Nazareth, Part II". The Vatican released excerpts of the book this week. The charge that Jews were responsible for Christ's persecution has strained relations between the Catholic and Jewish faiths for centuries.
We do not know all the facts surrounding a former FBI agent who's been missing but what we do know this morning is tantalizing enough. Robert Levinson disappeared four years ago while traveling in Iran. Now the State Department and members of his family say they have received what they call proof that he's alive. NPR's Mike Shuster has more.
Reporters in Cairo say the number of protesters in Tahrir Square today is noticeably larger than in the past few days and that the anti-government turnout is among the biggest in the 15 days since the demonstrations began.