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 ...

Afghan hopefuls court female vote

Mar 20, 2014

Afghan hopefuls court female vote

The candidate strode down the aisle separating hundreds of male and female supporters at a campaign rally in Kabul. She shook hands with the women filling the chairs to her right. To the men on the other side, she simply nodded. Habiba Sarabi is ...

Saudi women defy threats, drive

Oct 27, 2013

Saudi women defy threats, drive

Only a few Saudi women braved official threats of retribution and got behind the wheel Saturday in defiance of a ban on female drivers, but organizers said their campaign will continue. Undeterred by warnings of unspecified sanctions and increased security in Riyadh, several women ...