British banker fit to stand trial in Hong Kong murders

Nov 24, 2014

British banker fit to stand trial in Hong Kong murders

A British banker accused of killing two Indonesian women whose mutilated bodies were found in his Hong Kong apartment was on Monday ruled fit to stand trial next year after psychiatric tests. Judge Bina Chainrai ruled that Rurik Jutting, who has undergone two weeks ...

Paddington Bear film gets parental guidance rating

Nov 20, 2014

Paddington Bear film gets parental guidance rating

British film authorities have managed to find dangerous behavior and sexual innuendo in a film about Paddington Bear, a development that the bear’s 88-year-old creator says leaves him “totally amazed.” The British Board of Film Classification gave “Paddington” a parental guidance rating, saying it ...

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 ...

Not feeling sexy? Try frog juice fresh from the blender!

Nov 19, 2014

Not feeling sexy? Try frog juice fresh from the blender!

Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andes Mountains, some locals believe that putting frogs in a blender is the answer. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence confirming any medicinal benefits from frog juice. And the frogs that Peruvians use are from ...

Nov 19, 2014

Not feeling sexy? Try frog juice fresh from the blender!

Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andean mountains, some locals believe putting frogs in a blender is the answer. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence confirming any medicinal benefits from frog juice. And the frogs that Peruvians use are from the ...

Fear stalks Hong Kong sex workers after grisly murders

Nov 5, 2014

Fear stalks Hong Kong sex workers after grisly murders

by Jerome Taylor

Even on a weekday night, the bars of Hong Kong’s Wanchai red-light district are teeming. Stern-looking “mama-sans” supervise young women in miniskirts enticing possible customers with calls of “Hey, handsome” and “Let’s party.” In an upmarket apartment streets away from the neon-lit strip, two ...

Oct 29, 2014

Policeman who asked to smell woman's feet arrested

Houston-area authorities believe a school district police officer who pulled over a motorist and then asked to smell her feet may have made similar demands of others. Twenty-six-year-old Patrick Quinn is charged with two counts of “official oppression.” He is free on $2,000 bond. ...

Marquis de Sade's sexual violence explored in Paris exhibition

Oct 18, 2014

Marquis de Sade's sexual violence explored in Paris exhibition

An unreconstructed libertine who turned debauchery into high art or a vile pornographer who tried to justify rape, murder and pedophilia? From Flaubert to Baudelaire, the influence of the Marquis de Sade on writers is well documented, but a new exhibition in Paris sets ...