Nov 20, 2014

'Pick-up artist' Julien Blanc banned from U.K.

The British government on Wednesday banned controversial U.S.-based “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc from entering the country after nearly 160,000 people signed a petition accusing him of encouraging “physical and emotional abuse.” Granting Blanc a visa “could have led to an increase in sexual violence ...

Sep 30, 2014

Britain mulls women-only carriages after sexual assaults

Britain may consider women-only carriages on trains in a bid to combat a rising number of sexual assaults on commuters, the transport minister said Monday. Minister Claire Perry said she was “absolutely determined” to do whatever it took to increase safety and reverse an ...

Acid attack photo shoot gets India's attention

Sep 4, 2014

Acid attack photo shoot gets India's attention

A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting victims to disfigure or blind them, often because ...

Vietnam dads take on caregiver role

Jul 21, 2014

Vietnam dads take on caregiver role

When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid — earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet — Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children ...

Politics still on stage at Eurovision contest

May 13, 2014

Politics still on stage at Eurovision contest

It’s the beard that divided a continent. The victory of Austrian whiskered drag queen Conchita Wurst in the Eurovision Song Contest had celebrities from Nigella Lawson to Russell Brand posting bearded selfies on the Internet in tribute — and some conservative Russian men snapping ...