Germany's Social Democrats celebrate 150 years of the SPD, and reaffirm their commitment to justice and solidarity. But in an election year polls show the SPD near record lows ahead of national elections in September.
Anti-Islam author Thilo Sarrazin again faces possible explusion from the Social Democrats. The center-left party has sought to ban the economist since his first of two critical bestsellers on Islam in Germany.
Scientists have reexamined the skeleton of the prince, who died 3,846 years ago. They say injuries found on his bones point to the "oldest political assassination in history," probably by an "experienced warrior."
Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners, the SPD, are in an even bleaker mood in Bavaria than her own conservative party. The coalition government's internal feuding in Berlin has clearly damaged the Social Democrats.
Tension prevails in Ayodhya as right-wing Hindu activists intensify calls for the construction of a temple at the site of a centuries-old mosque that was demolished over two decades ago by fanatics.
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