Thursday, October 30, 2014   

Saudi beheads man for murder
10-30 18:37
Saudi Arabia beheaded a man Thursday for murdering a fellow tribesman, the interior ministry said, the latest in dozens of executions this year that have alarm...
Rights groups slam Singapore court ruling on anti-gay law
10-30 18:26
Gay rights groups on Thursday slammed a decision by Singapore's top court to uphold a colonial-era law criminalizing sex between men and urged parliament to st...
Billionaires' US$10m gift to Yale stirs debate in China
10-30 12:47
A Chinese billionaire couple's US$10 million gift to Yale University sparked controversy among the country's Internet users Thursday, with some arguing th...
Africans in New York complain of Ebola stigma
10-30 11:23
Members of the west African community in New York complained Wednesday that their children were being bullied at school and businesses were losing money beca...
Funeral museum rises again in death-fixated Vienna
10-30 11:22
Just in time for Halloween on Friday and a weekend devoted to the dead, Vienna's unashamedly morbid Funeral Museum is now closer to the action: the Austria...
Toronto snubs mainland Confucius group
10-30 11:22
Canada's largest school district is set to end a planned partnership with China's government-funded Confucius Institute, a move likely to irritate Beijing just...
US theaters advised to ban 'smart' watches and glasses
10-30 11:06
A pair of influential US film industry organizations on Wednesday put out word that movie theaters should ban smart watches or eyewear that could be used to r...
One dead as fighter plane crashes in California
10-30 11:05
A fighter jet crashed Wednesday near a US naval base in California's Ventura County, leaving one person dead, rescue workers said. Federal and local fi...
Singapore's top court upholds anti-gay law
10-29 18:56
Singapore's highest court on Wednesday dismissed a constitutional challenge against an archaic law criminalizing sex between men, striking a fresh blow to the c...
Italian sex abuse priest hangs himself in sacristy
10-29 18:49
An Italian priest who admitted to sexually abusing a young teenage girl hanged himself in the sacristy -- the cleric's changing room in his church -- the dioces...
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