Nov 19, 2014

Pakistani family sentenced to death over 'honor killing'

Four relatives of a pregnant woman who bludgeoned her to death outside one of Pakistan’s top courts were sentenced to death on Wednesday for the crime, their defense lawyer said. The 25-year-old’s family attacked her because they objected to her marriage. Farzana Iqbal’s murder ...

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 ...

U.S. businesses tap into trend for bigger butts

Nov 12, 2014

U.S. businesses tap into trend for bigger butts

Gym classes that promise a plump posterior are in high demand. A surgery that pumps fat into the buttocks is gaining popularity. And padded panties that give the appearance of a rounder rump are selling out. The U.S. booty business is getting a big ...

Saudi Arabia may ease ban on women driving

Nov 8, 2014

Saudi Arabia may ease ban on women driving

The Saudi king’s advisory council has recommended that the government lift its ban on female drivers, a member of the council said Friday. The change would apply only to women over 30, and they must be off the road by 8 p.m. and could ...

Mia Love, the Obama of the Republican Party?

Nov 6, 2014

Mia Love, the Obama of the Republican Party?

Even her name is media-friendly. Mia Love instantly became the darling of the Republican Party on Wednesday after being elected as its first black female member of Congress — and she is a Mormon to boot. She has also rapidly drawn comparisons with Barack ...