Ex-US House speaker paid to hide sexual misconduct: Report

A former US House Speaker who has been indicted by a federal grand jury allegedly paid off an individual to hide past sexual misconduct, a media report said.

12 jailed in China for injecting water into cattle

Twelve people have been sentenced to varying prison terms by a Chinese court for injecting water into cattle before slaughtering to increase their weight and make more profit.

S.Africa frees anti-apartheid hero murder mastermind

The right wing politician who masterminded the killing of a South African anti-apartheid hero was granted medical parole on Friday, setting aside an earlier decision by the justice minister to block his release.

Man executed in China for rape of 26 minors

A man in northeast China`s Gansu Province was executed for the rape and sexual abuse of 26 children, the Supreme People`s Court (SPC) said.

Al Jazeera reporter Greste fears Egyptian conviction in Absentia

Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste, deported after spending 400 days in an Egyptian jail on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, fears he will be found guilty in absentia at a retrial that resumes in Cairo next week.

Dutch police arrest 19 in raids on outlaw biker gangs

Dutch police Wednesday arrested at least 19 bikers, many of whom are suspected members of the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang in a massive crackdown to contain rising tensions between groups in the south.

Five main measures planned by Cameron`s new UK government

Queen Elizabeth II announced the legislative programme for Prime Minister David Cameron`s newly-elected British government on Wednesday at the ceremonial state opening of parliament.

Spanish police rescue girl sold for marriage by parents

Spain police said Wednesday they had rescued an 11-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped and beaten after she was sold by her parents for marriage for 17,000 euros ($18,500).

Saudi beheads murderer in 89th execution this year

Saudi Arabia beheaded a convicted murderer on Wednesday in its 89th execution this year, adding to a toll that has already overtaken the total for all of 2014.

Rights groups slam Myanmar birth law as anti-Muslim


Yangon: A new law that forces some women in Myanmar to have children at least three years apart wason Monday criticised by rights groups who say it will be used to target the country`s minority Muslim population.

Govt may consider law to restrict use of river, ground water for drinking: Uma Bharti

Government may consider bringing in a legislation to restrict usage of river and ground water for drinking purpose while treated and rainwater could be used

Govt working on including criminal provisions in law on Ganga

The government is in the advanced stages of preparing the final draft of a law, which will incorporate criminal provisions, in its bid to abate pollution and maintain sustainable cleanliness in River Ganga.

Salman Khan hit-and-run case deserves law, not sentiments: Pinky Anand

Additional Solicitor General of India Pinky Anand on Sunday said actor Salman Khan's case needs to be viewed as per the law and not by sentiments.

Salman Khan's run-in with law: From reel to real life
Salman Khan's run-in with law: From reel to real life

 "Humari police humesha late aati hai aur galat insaan ko hi arrest karti hai," superstar Salman Khan's dialogue in his last film "Kick" proved almost prophetic today as he was pronounced guilty in an over 12-year-old hit-and-run case.

Union Cabinet approves new anti-corruption bill

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a refurbished anti-corruption law, which includes seven years of maximum imprisonment in graft-related cases.

SC miffed at the delays in proceedings of Uber rape case

Supreme Court expressed its displeasure because of the delays in proceedings of Uber rape case and said that it's an serious issue.

Schwarzenegger slams Indiana's anti-gay law
Schwarzenegger slams Indiana's anti-gay law

 Former California Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger expressed his anger and disappointment over Indiana's religious freedom law.

Snapchat shows data requests in transparency report

Snapchat, the social network for users who like the security of disappearing messages, released its first transparency report Thursday showing hundreds of requests from US and foreign law enforcement agencies.

Governor backs down, seeks `fix` to Indiana religion law

Indiana Governor Mike Pence, facing mounting criticism, said Tuesday he will seek to tweak a contentious new law that some warn discriminates against gays.

Pence told a press conference that the law he signed last week "does not give anyone a license to discriminate."

Advocate Abha Singh 'shocked' after Thane rape accused threatens to repeat act

Senior advocate Abha Singh on Sunday expressed her shock after a rape accused, currently out on bail in Thane, threatened to 'repeat' the act.