Jun 8, 2016

GM wants steering wheels, pedals retained in self-drive cars

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra came out strongly Tuesday for regulations requiring the retention of steering wheels and foot pedals in self-driving cars. As the largest U.S. automaker pushes into developing autonomous cars and trucks, Barra said keeping the vestigial appendages of traditional ...

Pressure grows on India to do more against marital rape

Jun 1, 2016

Pressure grows on India to do more against marital rape

Almost immediately after Deepti’s wedding at a traditional ceremony in the Indian capital, the horrific abuse began — behind closed doors at the hands of her husband. “He was brutal. He forcefully had sex with me even when I was admitted sick to hospital,” ...

Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video

May 29, 2016

Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video

Brazilian police on Saturday said they had arrested the first of more than 30 suspects wanted over the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers posted a graphic video online showing the aftermath of their brutal attack. The arrest came as some 70 military ...

South Koreans march to protest woman's stabbing death

May 21, 2016

South Koreans march to protest woman's stabbing death

Hundreds of South Koreans marched in one of Seoul’s busiest leisure districts on Saturday to protest the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman. Her death has struck a nerve in a country where, despite its reputation for being relatively safe, many women say they ...