Snails slide into Thai spa scene

Jan 29, 2015

Snails slide into Thai spa scene

by Denis D. Gray

A snail is slithering up the bridge of my nose while five others are being stuck onto other parts of my face by a Thai beautician — all secreting slime to smooth out some wrinkles and give me a younger look. That this latest ...

Jan 23, 2015

Security concerns prompt Belgian museum to cancel Charlie Hebdo tribute

A Belgian museum dedicated to the creator of comic book hero Tintin said Thursday that security concerns prompted it to cancel an exhibition honoring the murdered Charlie Hebdo magazine cartoonists. The museum in Louvain-la-Neuve near Brussels said it took the decision after consulting Wednesday ...

France to bolster intel, surveillance under new anti-terror measures

Jan 22, 2015

France to bolster intel, surveillance under new anti-terror measures

Reeling from the Paris terror attacks, France announced broad new measures to fight homegrown terrorism like giving police better equipment and hiring more intelligence agents, as European officials sought to strike the right balance between rushing through tough counterterrorism laws and protecting treasured democratic ...

Jan 22, 2015

Tokyo firm to publish book with Muhammad cartoons

Tokyo publisher Daisan Shokan will publish a book containing Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, the firm’s president said. The 64-page book about the massacre at the French satirical weekly earlier this month is slated to hit the Japanese market Feb. 10, Daisan ...

Sixth person charged in foiled Belgium terror plot

Jan 22, 2015

Sixth person charged in foiled Belgium terror plot

Belgian prosecutors said Wednesday they have brought terrorism charges against a sixth person following a series of raids in Belgium last week that foiled a plot to kill police. The man, identified as Abdelmoumaim H. and who is in his 20s, was arrested Tuesday ...

Jan 21, 2015

Asian Muslims slam Charlie response

The West’s defense of Charlie Hebdo’s right to offend is testing the patience of Muslims even in moderate Indonesia and Malaysia, who fear it could fuel radical sentiment kindled by the Islamic State group. Publicly, the issue has stirred barely a ripple in the ...