Pakistan passed long-awaited legislation Thursday closing a loophole that allowed people who killed for "honour" to walk free, three months after the murder of a social media star by her brother sparked international revulsion.
The husband of a British woman who was killed in Pakistan has called for the UK and Pakistani governments to ensure his wife received justice, as he sought to keep the spotlight on so-called "honour" killings.
Pakistani police are investigating after a British man claimed his wife had been murdered in a so-called "honour" killing, ten days after the death of a social media star cast a spotlight on the practice.
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Five young people in northern India are believed to have been murdered by their families or partner's relatives in suspected honour killings, in three separate incidents this week, police said Saturday.
The strangling of Pakistani social media starlet Qandeel Baloch by her brother has once again cast a spotlight on the custom of "honour killings", which claims around a thousand lives in Pakistan every year.What are honour killings?
The brother of a murdered Pakistani celebrity said Sunday he is "not embarrassed" to have killed her, as Qandeel Baloch's death reignited polarising calls for action against the "epidemic" of honour killings.
A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarised the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honour killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion.
An influential group of Pakistani clerics has issued a fatwa against honour killings, with a spokesman calling them "unethical and unjustifiable" Monday following a series of attacks on women that have caused national outrage.
Two young girls stand inches from charred bricks and ash, staring at the spot where a "kind and gentle" teenager who taught them the Koran was savagely burned by her mother for marrying the man of her choice.
France's influential economist Thomas Piketty, author of "Capital in the 21st Century", on Thursday refused to accept the country's highest award, the Legion d'honneur, to criticise the Socialist government in power.
A World War II heroine who parachuted behind German lines on "perilous" spy missions, but was so modest she only told her children about it 15 years ago, was Tuesday presented with France's highest honour.
Among the inductees at this year’s Canadian Walk Of Fame is comedian Phil Hartman. He's best-known for his work on Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, and NewsRadio, and the award is the result of years of work by his fans and family.
The past few weeks of campaigning has seen ugliness in the U.S. Crowds whipped into frenzies that to an outside observer could border on mob mentality. Those views may be the final straw for voters. Honour or mob mentality could decide the election.
Two brother in Pakistan have beaten their sister and her lover to death with bricks for bringing (APPARENT) shame upon their family as they were not married.
The couple were discovered by the brothers in what one of them quoted as "A WRONG SITUATION...