Toppled crosses in China spark defiance

Jul 28, 2014

Toppled crosses in China spark defiance

The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month. The next day, a church member used his own welding torch to put it back. He was promptly detained ...

Anti-women violence put under spotlight

Jun 1, 2014

Anti-women violence put under spotlight

Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted college sorority ...

May 27, 2014

France's white-collar workers face stress, even suicide, at the office

France’s white-collar workers are facing an increasing number of “brutal” psychological risks in the workplace, critics say, citing workplace pressure and harassment. Despite its famously generous labor laws, France is also witnessing depression, long-term illnesses, professional burnout and even suicide among its service sector ...

Apr 13, 2014

Ohio judge orders man to hold 'I AM A BULLY!' sign

A judge has ordered a man convicted of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children to stand on a street corner with a sign that says he is a bully. Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers ordered 62-year-old Edmond Aviv to hold the sign for ...

Rwanda-U.S. relations sour over murder of ex-spy chief

Jan 21, 2014

Rwanda-U.S. relations sour over murder of ex-spy chief

As Rwanda marks 20 years since its now infamous 1994 genocide, the government is seeking to stress the strides the country has made since those dark days, despite international concern over its hardline leader. Fiercely proud of its legacy, Kigali is displaying a country ...

Autopsy reveals 'unnatural' death of Indian minister's wife

Jan 19, 2014

Autopsy reveals 'unnatural' death of Indian minister's wife

The wife of Indian Junior Foreign Minister Shashi Tharoor — found dead in a luxury hotel after accusing her husband of being unfaithful — suffered an “unnatural, sudden death,” a doctor who performed an autopsy on her body said Saturday. “More tests” are needed ...