U.N. marks global crisis with a large inflatable toilet

Nov 20, 2014

U.N. marks global crisis with a large inflatable toilet

Yes, that was a large inflatable toilet standing outside the United Nations headquarters. It was World Toilet Day. Far from a laughing matter, the world body was seeking to draw attention Wednesday to a global sanitation crisis: 2.5 billion people lack basic sanitation services, ...

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 ...

Honduras beauty queen, sister found dead

Nov 20, 2014

Honduras beauty queen, sister found dead

Police found the bodies of Honduras’s Miss World contestant and her sister buried beside a river Wednesday, and are holding the sister’s boyfriend on suspicion of killing them. Maria Jose Alvarado, who was crowned Miss Honduras in April and had planned to fly to ...

Nov 19, 2014

Pakistani family sentenced to death over 'honor killing'

Four relatives of a pregnant woman who bludgeoned her to death outside one of Pakistan’s top courts were sentenced to death on Wednesday for the crime, their defense lawyer said. The 25-year-old’s family attacked her because they objected to her marriage. Farzana Iqbal’s murder ...

Nov 19, 2014

Indonesia rapped for virginity tests on female police recruits

Indonesia’s national police are being urged to halt virginity tests for women applying to join the force in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, with Human Rights Watch saying the practice is harmful and humiliating. The rights group said Tuesday that women applicants are ...

U.S. businesses tap into trend for bigger butts

Nov 12, 2014

U.S. businesses tap into trend for bigger butts

Gym classes that promise a plump posterior are in high demand. A surgery that pumps fat into the buttocks is gaining popularity. And padded panties that give the appearance of a rounder rump are selling out. The U.S. booty business is getting a big ...