The French parliament's lower house adopted a groundbreaking bill that would make it illegal for anyone — including fashion magazines, advertisers and Web sites — to publicly incite extreme thinness.
Every single Metropolitan police officer will be 'microchipped' so top brass can monitor their movements on a Big Brother style tracking scheme, it can be revealed today.
African nations should follow Venezuela's lead and nationalize their energy and mining sectors to secure the resources to fight poverty, Venezuela's deputy foreign minister for Africa said.
President Rafael Correa's allegations that intelligence services in Ecuador had been infiltrated by the US Central Intelligence Agency have led to a shakeup in the armed forces of unforeseeable consequences.
The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on China to end its crackdown on Tibet and release Tibetans imprisoned for "nonviolent" demonstrations. The vote was 413-1. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who has not dropped out of the presiden
PG tipped us to Jyoti Amge, who's not much bigger than a Cabbage Patch doll. Just 23 inches tall and 11 pounds, the tiny 15-yr-old has some big dreams: she's already recorded a Bollywood pop album.
3 people protesting China's human rights record and the impending arrival of the Olympic torch climbed up the Golden Gate Bridge and tied the Tibetan flag and 2 banners to its cables. The banners read "One World One Dream. Free Tibet" a
Intruders ransacked offices of the main opposition party and police detained foreign journalists in an ominous sign that President Mugabe might turn to intimidation and violence in trying to stave off an electoral threat to his 28-year rule.
Add "heads" to the list of "body parts short Spanish people are willing to have shot full of silicone for appearance sake". Dr. Luis De la Cruz is happy to oblige.
Details have emerged of a young Saudi woman who was beaten, then shot to death by her father after he caught her chatting on the popular website, Facebook.
A human rights activist says at least 60 people are still jailed in China for protests by pro-democracy demonstrators in 1989 at Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Between 60 and 100 such protesters remain jailed and he urged China to release them befor
Yemen playboy, Farooq Abdulhak - son of one of Yemen’s richest businessmen, insists he’s innocent in the murder of Norwegian beauty, Martine Magnussen. Yemen won't talk extradition.
Buddhist monks staged a surprise protest in front of a tightly-controlled tour of foreign reporters in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa.
One of the most common French searches on the internet lately has been "Carla Bruni nue". The former super-model posed in her previous life for numerous nude sessions with well-known photographers.
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is demanding Islam be taught in all schools by imams. The head NUT says it will promote 'understanding'.
Around 130 people have been confirmed killed in a Chinese crackdown on protests and unrest in Tibet, the prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile told AFP on Monday. see also http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=222057
Tibetans randomly beat and killed Chinese solely on the basis of their ethnicity: a young motorcyclist bludgeoned in the head with paving stones and probably killed; a teenage boy in school uniform being dragged by a mob. When authorities did regroup
For all its overwhelming force in the lonely mountain passes, where military convoys toil towards the clouds, or in the dark alleys of Chengdu’s Tibetan quarter, where soldiers stand watch, the sour tang of a debacle for China is in the air.
Beginning this summer British universities will no longer offer an undergraduate degree in women’s studies. Does this mean feminism is dead?
A Rasputin-like, Sadaam Husein lookalike has conducted a series of robberies in Italy. His method? He hypnotizes the clerks--all women--out of their money.
Authorities in Yemen are playing the “extradition” game in not allowing British detectives to talk to a “person of interest”, Farooq Abdulhak, in the murder of Norwegian socialite, 23-year-old Martine Vik Magnussen.
High on the Tibetan Plateau, an eerie quiet has settled on the usually bustling city of Litang. Few shops open their doors. Only police vehicles and packs of dogs roam the streets. The city is under police lockdown. Convoys of troops whir by, some wi
Soldiers on foot and in armored carriers swarmed Tibet's capital Saturday, enforcing a strict curfew a day after protesters burned shops and cars to vent their anger against Chinese rule. In another western city, police clashed with hundreds of B
While trying to stop a drunk driver, Minsk police seized four vehicles along the road and forced the drivers to block the traffic lanes. Shortly thereafter, a drunk driver smashed into the vehicle barricade with the occupants still in their cars.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the talk-show tough love advice doc, blamed Eliot Spitzer's wife for his prostitution-mongering. Puzzled viewers need only look at Dr. Laura's Internet nude pix, serial adultery and broken marriages to find out why.
Six dramatic pictures show the ancient Chinese art of how to negotiate with the kidnapper of a young boy.
Britain wants students to pledge allegiance to Queen Elizabeth, similar to how Americans say the pledge to the U.S. flag. A pledge to the monarch, to be said at a "coming of age" ceremony when teens graduate the equivalent of high school
What is it about Bridgend, Wales (pop. 34,000) that drives its teens to kill themselves?
Fed up with foreign tourists in kilts flashing their naughty bits Krakow bar crack down for fear of losing their license. Includes 7 kilt pix.
Trade between Colombia and Venezuela was limited to bare necessities with Venezuela only allowing in perishable goods as tensions remained high in the Andean region's worst diplomatic crisis in years. Venezuela sent tanks to the Colombian border