Culture and Lifestyle
Mar 22, 2013 02:47 EDT
It's hard enough for same-sex couples to marry in the United States, but divorce is a headache as well, and one that supporters of gay marriage hope the US Supreme Court can resolve.
Mar 22, 2013 00:40 EDT
New Zealander George Lowe, the last surviving climber from the expedition led by Sir Edmund Hillary that conquered Everest in 1953, has died aged 89.
Mar 22, 2013 00:15 EDT
North Korea posted a new propaganda video Friday, showing paratroopers descending on Seoul in an invasion scenario that envisages taking around 150,000 US residents in South Korea hostage.
Mar 21, 2013 18:50 EDT
Former tennis World No. 1 Jennifer Capriati has been summoned to appear in court on April 17 to face allegations she stalked an ex-boyfriend and punched him on Valentine's Day.
Mar 21, 2013 18:44 EDT
New Zealander George Lowe, the last surviving member of the expedition led by Sir Edmund Hillary that conquered Everest in 1953, has died aged 89, reports said Friday.
Mar 21, 2013 18:12 EDT
Justin Welby, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, was enthroned on Thursday, taking over the leadership of 80 million Anglicans worldwide in a service calling for Christian unity that was enlivened by African dancers.
Mar 21, 2013 14:23 EDT
French fashion label Smuggler on Thursday said it had produced a suit that can block electromagnetic waves produced by mobile phones.
Mar 21, 2013 14:05 EDT
The new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, was enthroned on Thursday, taking over the leadership of 80 million Anglicans worldwide in a service enlivened by African dancers and in which a woman archdeacon played a key role.
Mar 21, 2013 13:52 EDT
An Indonesian city government demolished a church in front of its weeping congregation Thursday, as Muslim protesters egged on workers and branded the Christians "infidels".
Mar 21, 2013 13:18 EDT
US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola will cut 750 jobs in the United States as part of a restructuring of its North America operations, a company spokesman said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 13:02 EDT
Pope Francis was "not complicit" with Argentina's brutal military dictatorship and pursued a "silent diplomacy" , Nobel peace laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel said on Thursday, following criticism the pontiff had failed to speak out.
Mar 21, 2013 11:13 EDT
When Russian actress Evelina Blyodans gave birth to a son with Down's Syndrome, the first question from the doctor at the maternity hospital came as a shock: "Are you going to keep him?"
Mar 21, 2013 10:37 EDT
Pope Francis was "not complicit" with Argentina's brutal military dictatorship and pursued "silent diplomacy", Nobel Peace Prize laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel said on Thursday after meeting with Latin America's first pontiff.
Mar 21, 2013 08:09 EDT
Cyprus politicians Thursday agreed to set up an investment fund as part of a Plan B to secure a bailout deal with eurozone lenders, while ruling out a tax on bank deposits that sank an earlier deal.
Mar 21, 2013 06:23 EDT
Luxury fashion group Hermes, known for silk scarves and handbags, reported on Thursday a record profit for 2012, confirming a stellar performance for France's luxury industry as a whole last year.
Mar 21, 2013 06:05 EDT
A leading Taiwanese gay rights activist was turned away by a government agency Thursday as he and his partner tried to register as married, following a failed attempt by another same-sex couple.
Mar 21, 2013 03:58 EDT
A Taiwanese fugitive who knew no English has been arrested because police were curious about the word "Wanted" on his T-shirt.
Mar 21, 2013 03:45 EDT
At least 10 people have been killed in riots in central Myanmar, a local MP said Thursday, in the worst communal violence since Buddhist-Muslim clashes in western Rakhine state last year.
Mar 21, 2013 03:35 EDT
India's top court upheld the death penalty Thursday for a mastermind of a series of bombings which killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, the deadliest set of attacks in the country's history.
Mar 21, 2013 03:34 EDT
Around 100 Indonesian Christians begged the government on Thursday to halt the demolition of their church, as hundreds of Muslim protesters branded them "infidels" and demanded the building be torn down.