Thursday, March 21, 2019

Indian government introduces death penalty for child rapists

India is to introduce the death penalty for child rapists, in a move aimed at alleviating nationwide protests over a number of brutal...

Russia raises the stakes with wide-reaching and blunt internet clampdown

On Friday 13 April, inside a cramped Moscow courtroom, judge Yulia Smolina made Russian internet history. It took her just 19 minutes to...

South Korea stops broadcasting propaganda over border with North Korea ahead of summit between...

South Korea has stopped broadcasting propaganda across its border with North Korea, in a gesture of goodwill ahead of historic talks between the...

India’s vice-president rejects calls to impeach chief justice over alleged misuse of public office

India‘s vice-president has rejected an unprecedented petition by seven opposition parties to impeach the country’s most senior judge for alleged misuse of public office. Venkaiah...

Nicaraguan journalist shot dead on Facebook Live while covering protests

A journalist was gunned down during a Facebook Live broadcast as he covered an anti-government protest in Nicaragua. Angel Gahona was describing damage to a cash machine...

Seeds for new financial crisis ‘being planted’, warns economist Douglas Diamond

One of the world’s top financial economists has warned that, a decade after the fall of Lehman Brothers, the “seeds are being planted”...

Armenia protests: Police detain opposition leaders and 200 protesters after president becomes prime minister

Three opposition leaders and nearly 200 protesters have been arrested in Armenia following more than a week of demonstrations venting fury at their former...

Smallville actor Allison Mack charged with trafficking over ‘involvement in sex cult’

Allison Mack, an actor best known for her role in the US TV show Smallville, has been charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy. She...

Jack Johnson: Donald Trump considering ‘full pardon’ of black boxer convicted by all-white jury...

Donald Trump said he is considering pardoning a black boxer who had been convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across...

Businesses may soon use ‘smart glass’ to get you to spend more time and...

There are many depictions of a future in which we've mastered the art of manipulating the opacity of glass. Already, sunglasses can adapt...

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