Women in India demand guns for protection

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TIMES OF INDIA) NEW DELHI: The horrific attack on Nirbhaya has led to a spurt in requests for gun licences from women. Since December 18, the day the more…

Israel completes bulk of Egypt border fence

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) Israel completed the main segment of a razor-wire fence along its border with Egypt on Wednesday, a barrier against illegal migrants and Islamist militants hiding out in more…

U.N.: Over 60,000 dead in Syria conflict

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) At least 60,000 people have died in Syria's conflict, UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay said on Wednesday, citing an "exhaustive" UN-commissioned study. Over five months of more…

Google chairman Schmidt to visit North Korea

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Brisbane Times) Google's executive chairman is preparing to travel to one of the last frontiers of cyberspace: North Korea. Eric Schmidt will be traveling to North Korea on more…

French satirical magazine prints Muhammad comics

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Agence France-Presse) A French satirical magazine, whose offices were fire-bombed after it published cartoons lampooning the prophet Muhammad, published on Wednesday a comic book biography of Islam's founder. more…