Saudi Arabian authority decapitated and then publicly displayed the crucified dead body of a convicted killer drawing fierce criticism from Amnesty International. Saudi ministry stressed that the act was intended only to deter future crimes.
Hundreds of angry Canadian threw shoes on the poster of George W. Bush as the former president reached the country to appear at a joint “conversation” with former president Bill Clinton on Friday, report says.
In China, a 13-year-old boy has been taken into custody for allegedly killing a three-year-old infant and then having sex with the corpse. The postmortem report also confirmed that she was first killed and then raped, police sources said.
Renowned Canadian short story writer Alice Munro has won Man Booker International Prize for this year, beating a host of other eminent international writers including Mario Vargas Llosa, Mahasweta Devi and Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul.
Former US President George W. Bush backed Dick Cheney’s assertions that CIA’s controversial interrogation techniques such as waterboarding were legal and also helped in acquiring valuable information that prevented terrorist attacks and saved lives.
A nude photo of France’s First Lady Carla Bruni is expected to fetch a high price in the upcoming auction in Berlin next week. Notably, one of her nude pictures already fetched $91,000 in New York at an auction a year ago.
Local politicians in several parts of China are using secret detention centers called “black jail” to imprison the petitioners who threaten to complain corruption to Beijing. However, Chinese government reportedly denied the existence of such jail.
About 100 human skulls and other human remains have been found in a pond in the city of Aligarh in northern India. It is believed that the skeletal remains belong to those whom police could not identify after inquest and dumped there to avoid cremation.
A Kentucky jury Thursday handed a life sentence to a former US soldier convicted of raping and killing a 14-year-old Iraqi girl after murdering her whole family in 2006. He was spared the death penalty as jurors could not agree on his punishment.
An USA-based Indian endocrinologist has reportedly developed a vaginal ring which he claims would prevent conception and transmission of HIV by releasing multiple types of non-hormonal agents and microbicides.