Jordan will scrap marriage loophole for rapists
A law which protected Jordan's rapists from punishment if they married their victims looks set to be scrapped, BBC report.
The Jordanian cabinet revoked Article 308 on Sunday, after years of campaigning by women's activists, as well as Muslim and Christian scholars and others.
The law had meant rapists could avoid a jail term in return for marrying their victim for at least three..
Barak Obama : My friends never call me Mr. President
As his second term as President of the United States nears its end, Barack Obama reflected on the role friendship has played in his life in a wide-ranging exit interview with his friend and former senior adviser David Axelrod, saying his relationships have given him "serenity."
"One gift I do seem to have is getting really, really good friends around me who've got my back. And that gives..
Photo By :Paras Mani Amgain
Picture captured during canoeing at Budhi Rapati river in Chitwan National Park, a natural (UNESCO) heritage site. Photo by Paras Mani Amgain, Tour Guide and Freelance..
Photo courtesy : Pratik Banerjee
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Mali Attack: 27 dead body recovered
At least 27 people were reported dead on Friday after Malian commandos stormed a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako with at least 170 people inside, many of them foreigners, that had been seized by Islamist..
A smiling pope, a fallen speaker and two tough guys — Obama’s crazy week
The week began with President Obama on the tarmac of a military base in Maryland, waiting to welcome a global celebrity far more popular than he. It ended with him raising a toast to a hard-nosed world leader who has repeatedly challenged American interests and Obama’s resolve.
Along the way, the president’s most frequent legislative sparring partner in Washington relinquished his post on..
Priyanka Chopra GMA Interview Gorgeous HOT Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra stars in Quantico
With her newly acquired American twang and effervescent global personality shtick Priyanka Chopra is playing her American audience like putty. As part of her publicity run before the pilot airs on September 27, Priyanka got her game on in an interview with Good Morning America.
Her collaborations with Pitbull and Will.I.Am have made her a familiar face and sure the crowd was excited to see..
Arctic ‘doomsday’ vault to open because of Syrian civil war
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the world's greatest repository of seeds. It has about 860,000 samples from most of the countries in the world stored in a facility cloaked in permafrost, 800 miles beyond the rim of the Arctic Circle on a Norwegian archipelago. Even if electricity failed, its location means the specimens kept within the vault could survive at least two centuries.
Cautious on politics, Pope celebrates Mass in east Cuba
Pope Francis went to east Cuba on Monday to celebrate the second Mass of a trip that has earned him praise for aiding the Communist rulers' rapprochement with Washington, but has so far steered clear of overt politics.
He is the first Pope to visit Holguin, capital of the province where the Castro brothers, Raul and Fidel, grew up.
On nearly every block, posters welcoming the pontiff..
Nepal constitution born of bloodshed, compromise
President Ram Baran Yadav promulgated the charter intended to unite the country, but it has already exacerbated divisions in some places with 40 people killed in protests against it in recent weeks.
"Our country is multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural ... this new document will safeguard the rights of all Nepali brothers and sisters," Mr Yadav said, signing five..
Obama to nominate first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army
President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services.
Fanning, 47, has been a specialist on national security issues for more than two decades and has played a key role overseeing some of the Pentagon’s biggest shipbuilding and fighter jet..
How to Embark on a Spiritual Journey
By Mary Jaksch
Every true spiritual journey is a quest. Which means that we set out to discover something. Not just anything, but about who we truly are. And what life is about. Those are big, uncomfortable questions.
Embarking on the spiritual journey is like getting into a very small boat and setting out on the ocean to search for unknown lands. ~ Pema Chodron
It’s much easier to coast..
Spiritual Journey| Hear God Talk to You
All spiritual journeys are unique, but they have common steps along the way. The steps are not set in stone, and don't always occur in a particular order. Several steps can occur at the same time. God will guide you along the journey. You will get off track, that’s normal, but when you do, ask God to show you the next step. When you are on the right path you will feel peace. God's..
US concern as Russia lifts ban on Iran arms delivery
The US has expressed concern after Russia lifted a ban on supplying Iran with the sophisticated S-300 air defence missile system.
Secretary of State John Kerry raised the matter in a phone call with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, the White House said.
Russia said the embargo was no longer necessary after an interim deal was reached on Iran's nuclear programme.
Tehran and six..
Marooned in an overgrown tea garden
Two years ago, Bijiita Ekka, was a young teenager enjoying school and playing with other children on the sprawling Bundapani Tea Garden in West Bengal, in the foothills of the Himalayas
The vast, 3,000-acre (1,214-hectare) property had its own hospital, schools and shops and more than 1,000 families were involved in the growing and processing of tea.
Then, in July 2013, the tea garden was..
Le Pen family drama: Curtains for Jean Marie?
When Jean-Marie Le Pen confirmed this morning that he was withdrawing his candidacy for December's regional elections, he gave the most concrete sign yet of his waning influence in the party he founded.
Since she took over four years ago, his daughter Marine Le Pen has tried to move the National Front party away from the image it had under its founder - shedding its racist undertones and..
Fatal silence: Why do so many fortysomething men kill themselves?
Suicide claims a worrying number of lives, with men much more at risk than women in the UK. Simon Jack, whose father killed himself, has tried to find out why.
Forty-four is a fairly unremarkable age to reach for most, but for me, it was a birthday that always had special significance. It was the age my father took his own life 25 years ago, for reasons I'm still unclear about.
As a result, I..
US exhibit shows women as objects and adverts
The way Americans depict race and gender has been a constant theme in photographer Hank Willis Thomas' work.
In 2008, as Obama was mounting a campaign to be the country's first black president, Willis produced an exhibition tracking black identity through adverts.
This year, days before Hillary Clinton announced her intention to run for president, he unveiled a new project - this one..