Sep 19, 2014

Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their “permanent removal” from society is appropriate. Neither 19-year-old Miranda Barbour nor her 22-year-old husband, Elytte, displayed emotion ...

Women's work culture under fire

Sep 12, 2014

Women's work culture under fire

by Chikako Mogi and Kyoko Shimodoi

One morning in February, the government personnel department began an experiment in a nondescript building in a Tokyo residential area that could end up rewriting the rules of the nation’s powerful bureaucracy. For the first time, it invited 19 women from different ministries to ...

Sep 12, 2014

UNICEF: 46 percent of South Asian girls marry by age 18

Nearly half of girls in South Asia marry before their 18th birthday as children in the region continue paying the price of persistent inequality, according to a UNICEF report released Thursday. The report said child marriage is pervasive in the region even though most ...

Jolie, Pitt avoid media glare to wed privately in chateau in France

Aug 29, 2014

Jolie, Pitt avoid media glare to wed privately in chateau in France

The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood’s reigning royal couple, have tied the knot. Despite two years of feverish scrutiny, the pair managed to keep one of the world’s most anticipated weddings shrouded from the media’s glare. When? Where? Why ...

Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

Aug 29, 2014

Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood’s reigning royal couple, have tied the knot. Despite two years of feverish scrutiny, the pair managed to keep one of the world’s most anticipated weddings shrouded from the media’s glare. When? Where? Why ...

Jul 25, 2014

In U.K., sham marriages more prevalent: MPs

Sham marriages to win the right to live in Britain are more prevalent than thought and a major risk to immigration control, a group of lawmakers warned on Friday. The number of suspect couples referred to the interior ministry each year had more than ...

Jun 30, 2014

Pakistan girl dies after suitor sets her on fire

A teenage girl died in Pakistan after being doused in gasoline and set alight by a man who wanted to marry her but whose proposal had been rejected, police said Sunday. It was the second brutal killing in Pakistan’s Punjab province within days, following ...

Jun 29, 2014

Kin kill Pakistani couple for marrying

A Pakistani teenager and her husband were murdered in a remote eastern town by a group of relatives for marrying against their wishes, police said Saturday. The killings come a month after a pregnant woman was beaten to death with bricks by members of ...