Sgt. 1st Class Charles Godleski, of Ellington, holds his grandson Noah Godleski after he arrives at the Army aviation support facility in Windsor Locks, Conn., on Wednesday. About 110 soldiers of the 250th Engineer Co., Connecticut National Guard who were deployed to Iraq last winter have returned home. Jessica Hill/AP
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin holds a crossbow on a rubber boat in Olga Harbor near the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, on Wednesday, to study gray whales. Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/AP
A baby sleeps in a hammock as her family takes refuge from the flood in a classroom in Sukkur, in Pakistan's Sindh province, on Wednesday. Akhtar Soomro/Reuters
A reveler throws tomatoes during the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, Spain, on Wednesday. Bunol's town hall estimated more than 40,000 people, some from as far away as Japan and Australia, took up arms Wednesday with 100 tons of tomatoes in the yearly food fight. Alberto Saiz/AP
Firefighters pour water on a fire that has consumed 11 homes and damaged two others in the Oak Knoll neighborhood of Ashland, Ore., on Tuesday. Bob Pennel/The Mail Tribune/AP
A hippopotamus opens its mouth as wildebeests cross the Mara river during a migration in the Masaai Mara game reserve on Wednesday. The migration is the world's greatest wildlife spectacle taking place between the open plains of the Serengeti and the Masaai Mara as the animals migrate to greener pastures as the seasons change. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
Bianca, the mother of four white tiger cubs, carries one of them, during their first time in the outside enclosure, in the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, Germany, on Wednesday. Axel Heimken/AP
Anastasiya Kisse of Bulgaria performs with the ball during the Individual All-Around Rhythmic Gymnastics Finals at the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday in Singapore. Wong Maye-E/AP
A visitor lays flowers at the grave of Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on the one year anniversary of his death on Wednesday. Charles Dharapak/AP
A Taiwan Navy diver performs a mine removal exercise in a training pool at a naval base in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Wednesday. Wally Santana/AP
Orthodox nuns and pilgrims hold candles as they walk in a procession to bring the icon of the Virgin Mary to the tomb where it is believed she is buried, through Jerusalem's Old City, early Wednesday. Every year before the Feast of the Assumption, the icon is brought from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher to the tomb of the Virgin Mary to honor her. Sebastian Scheiner/AP
Firefighters work near a Chinese passenger jet crashed on landing in Yichun in northeast China's Heilongjiang province on Wednesday. The Henan Airlines plane with 91 passengers and five crew crashed late Tuesday in a grassy area near the Lindu airport on the outskirts of Yichun, Xinhua News Agency said. 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.