World Topics

May 25, 2014

'Revenge porn' ruling ignites debate

by Barbara Ellen

A court in Koblenz, Germany, has ruled that intimate, compromising photographs should be deleted at the end of a relationship if one partner wants it. In this case, the woman wanted the man to delete erotic photographs she had consented to pose for. When ...

May 20, 2014

Asia meth demand soars; Japan top market

Asia’s robust economy and strong demand for drugs drove global production and trafficking of methamphetamine to record levels last year, with Japan one of the most lucrative markets, the United Nations says.

U.S. restaurant chain: Don't bring guns into our stores

May 20, 2014

U.S. restaurant chain: Don't bring guns into our stores

Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas. The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed ...

Women at top 'more likely to be fired'

May 18, 2014

Women at top 'more likely to be fired'

by Edward Helmore

The perception that high-achieving businesswomen are more vulnerable than their male counterparts to being abruptly fired — pushed off the “glass cliff” in the contemporary corporate vernacular — has been borne out by a new study from a global management consultancy. Researchers at Strategy&, ...

Haitian orphan gets 3-D printed prosthesis

May 14, 2014

Haitian orphan gets 3-D printed prosthesis

A 12-year-old orphan boy handicapped from birth became the first recipient of a prosthesis made with a 3-D printer in Haiti last month, thanks to a British software engineer in California and a South African amputee. Born without fingers on either hand, Stevenson Joseph ...

Iranian women cautiously snub headscarf rule online

May 14, 2014

Iranian women cautiously snub headscarf rule online

Dozens of women in Iran are flouting state-imposed dress rules with online, often anonymous photographs showing them dropping their headscarf for a moment. In only 10 days, a Facebook page titled “Stealthy Freedoms of Women in Iran” has received more than 100 such photos ...