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Bollywood star Veena Malik handed 26 year sentence for 'blasphemous' wedding scene

The actor Veena Malik has expressed anger at a 26-year jail term handed down by a Pakistani court after she acted in a scene loosely based on the marriage of the prophet Muhammad’s daughter.<p>The same sentence was extended to her husband, and to Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, owner of the Jang-Geo media group …

World has 35.8 million slaves, report finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> The second annual edition of the Walk Free Foundation's Global Slavery Index has found that globally, almost 36 million people are subject to modern slavery.<p>While incidences of slavery were found in every one of the 167 countries surveyed, five countries -- India, China, Pakistan, …

Before the Beheadings

Remembering a time when Islamist extremists wanted to persuade reporters, not kill them<p>In the spring of 2000, I lived for a month in a Taliban madrasa, a religious seminary, located on the Grand Trunk Road outside of Peshawar, in Pakistan. The chancellor of the madrasa, a wrinkled, bearded, and …

Thai police identify Americans accused of trying to ship infant body parts

Two Americans stole adult and infant body parts from a museum inside a Bangkok hospital and tried to ship them to Las Vegas, Thai police say.<p>The two men, identified as Ryan Edward McPherson and Daniel Jamon Tanner, told police they wanted to surprise their friends back home, Royal Thai Police …

Intel's MICA smart bracelet has more style than substance (hands-on)

Everyone knew Intel would craft some wearable gadgets. Hardly any of us expected it to be, well, this insane thing. That bangle -- the MICA -- lives at the less-bizarre-by-the-day intersection between technology and high fashion. Intel and its design partners at Opening Ceremony finally let us …

Many of China's TV shows, films are rubbish, minister says | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Many of the television shows, movies and publications produced in China each year are rubbish, and the solution is to banish decadent themes and concentrate on uplifting social values instead, a senior government minister has said.<p>A man sits next to a mobile projector showing a …

As ISIS Continues To Gain Ground, Here's What The Militants Have In Their Arsenal

The Al Qaeda splinter group has massacred members of Iraq's Yazidi religious minority, broadcast the murder of captured western journalists and aid workers, and launched a campaign of terror against any local tribes that dare to oppose its rule.<p>Now the target of a sustained campaign of American …

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