Thursday, August 28, 2008
MesoamericaThe Mayans and their prophecies of doom and reinvention coming soon... The unit also surveys the Olmec, Aztec and Inca. December 12, 2012 or Bust .
BBC World News
- Search for US tornado survivors The search for victims of the gigantic tornado that struck an Oklahoma City suburb continues into a second day, with 24 people confirmed dead.
- Key pair barred from Iran election Two prominent figures in Iran, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, are barred from standing in next month's presidential election.
- Suicide inside Notre-Dame de Paris A far-right historian shoots himself dead inside the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris in the French capital, police say, causing its evacuation.
- Apple's Tim Cook defends tax claim Apple boss Tim Cook defends its tax strategy at a Senate hearing, after the tech giant is accused of being among America's largest tax avoiders.
- Syria and Israel in exchange of fire Israeli and Syrian forces trade fire across the ceasefire line in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.
- Afghan women 'jailed over morals' The number of women in Afghanistan jailed for "moral crimes" has risen by 50% in the past 18 months, says Human Rights Watch.