A law enforcement investigator enters a home at 39 Waverley Avenue, in Watertown, Mass., on Thursday. Federal agents arrested two people and are searching locations in Massachusetts and New York in connection with the failed Times Square car bomb, federal authorities said. Steven Senne/AP
Pope Benedict XVI rides in the Popemobile as he leaves Fatima's Sanctuary on Wednesday evening during a candlelight vigil. The Pope arrived in Portugal Tuesday for a four-day visitl. Emilio Morenatti/AP
A zookeeper controls a penguin brought outside for children to view at the opening Thursday of the newly renovated Children's Zoo at the Cincinnati Zoo, Ohio. Al Behrman/AP
A motocross rider jumps during a training session in front of the Sphinx at the Giza pyramids in Egypt on Thursday in preparation for the second stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour. Amr Nabil/AP
Lora Swift places her 7-month-old grandson, Gus Contardo, in the wheel of a monster truck on Thursday prior to a news conference outside Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cincinnati Bengals have entered into a partnership for a monster jam event at the stadium on July 10 to benefit the Anthony Munoz Foundation. Al Behrman/AP
Two 4-month-old polar bear cubs play in an open-air cage on their first day at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Thursday. The two wild cubs, both female, were delivered to their new home after they were found in Russia's Taimyr Peninsula on the Arctic Ocean in early May. Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
A young alpaca stands in his pen after being sheared at Eastland Alpaca Farm in Mount Joy, Pa. Hair from more than 100 central Pennsylvania alpacas is on its way to the Gulf of Mexico to soak up oil that's being released by a leaking well. The owners of the Eastland Alpaca Farm say they're sending about 200 pounds of waste fibers to a warehouse in Florida where it'll be used in booms to surround and soak up spilled oil. Casey Kreider/Lancaster Newspapers/AP
Big balloons attached to a giant keffiyeh, a traditional headscarf, are released during a rally celebrating Palestinian culture in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday. Posters depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were attached to the balloons. Mohamad Torokman/Reuters
This image from a video released by BP shows oil spewing from a yellowish, broken pipe 5,000 feet below the surface. The oil looks like steam rushing from a geyser. The video, released on May 12, gives a not-yet-seen glimpse of the leaking well a mile below the rwater. The stream occasionally can be seen becoming lighter as natural gas mixes into the gusher. BP/AP
A man walks near a permanent art installation of a donkey, known as 'Burro grande,' by Spanish artist Fernando Sanchez Castillo, in a field in El Carpio, near Cordoba, Spain, on Thursday. Javier Barbancho/Reuters
Burt Westbrook walks the Budweiser Clydesdales at Pimlico Race Course on Thursday in Baltimore, Md. The horses will perform at the 135th Preakness horse race festivities on Saturday. Mel Evans/AP
Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdiphol, also known as 'Seh Daeng' (c.), is flanked by security guards during an interview at the anti-government protesters' encampment on Thursday in Bangkok, Thailand. The renegade Army officer accused of marshaling a paramilitary force among Thailand's 'red shirt' protesters was shot in the head, apparently by a sniper, an aide said. Thanyarat Dokesone/AP
Thai policemen patrol the streets around a local hospital where Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdiphol is being treated for a gunshot wound in Bangkok, Thailand. Several gunshots and at least four explosions were heard Thursday night in central Bangkok where 'red shirt' antigovernment protesters are camped amid expectation that security forces could launch a crackdown. Wong Maye-E/AP
Radio carbon dating of fragments of the world’s oldest Quran, found in Birmingham, England, in July, suggest the document could be older than the prophet Muhammad. Some Islamic scholars challenge the claim.
ByBeatrice Gitau, Staff writer
Researchers from the University of Oxford have said that fragments from the oldest discovered the Quran, appear to predate the founding of Islam by the prophet Muhammad, which could reshape early Islamic history, The Times of London reports.