Swiss school board rules Muslim boys must shake hands with female teachers

School officials in a northern Switzerland town announced Wednesday that Muslim boys are required to shake hands with their female teachers or their parents could potentially face fines of more than $5,000.

British academic rejects Israeli prize in "political choice"

A prominent British academic says she has turned down a prestigious Israeli award for political reasons.

11 injured in 3rd night of clashes over squat in Barcelona

Police say 11 people were injured in a third consecutive night of clashes with protesters supporting squatters in Spain's northeastern city of Barcelona.

Muslim mob attacks Christian homes in Egyptian province

The Coptic Christian church says a Muslim mob has ransacked and torched seven Christian homes in a province south of Cairo after rumors spread that a Christian man had an affair with a Muslim woman.

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