- The Vatican has long been criticized for its patent opposition to condom use, but following recent comments of Pope Benedict XVI the Roman Catholic Church has started spreading the message that using a condom is less evil than transmitting HIV to a sexual partner. [ New York Times ]
- According to a new poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans support the new full-body security-screening machines at the country's airports - most say they put higher priority on combating terrorism than protecting personal privacy. [ Washington Post ]
- The head of Iran's High Council for Human Rights told state-run Press TV that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the woman sentenced to death (by stoning) for adultery, has a good chance of escaping execution. [ Gawker ]
Photograph of Pope Benedict by Carsten Koall/Getty.