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- The sequel of "The Da Vinci Code" has been slammed by Catholics who find the portrayal of the church in the Tom Hanks flick to be "gratuitously outlandish." Critics of "Angels & Demons" say the movie could stoke anti-Catholic sentiment because it focuses on a secret society who wants revenge on the church for the murders of their predecessors. The Illuminati did exist but there is no evidence that its members were slain by Catholics.
- The British government has issued a list of people banned from stepping foot in the country because of what officials say is the fostering of extreme views or hatred. Talk radio host Michael Savage was among those named after he called the Koran a "book of hate" and said in most cases a child with autism is "a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out."
- India's first internet porn star is a buxom brunette housewife. She's hot, popular and draws a reported 60 million unique visitors to her site each month. She also happens to be a cartoon. Savita Bhabi (sister-in-law Savita) is the star of a controversial adult toon series that has stirred up significant controversy in the country where porn is illegal.
- The face of the first European has been revealed. The ancient visage was reconstructed from fossil fragments found in a cave years ago and represents a man or woman who lived more than 35,000 years ago. It shows the closest link between European settlers and their African ancestors. The sculptor behind the face honed his craft by recreating the appearance of murder victims.