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Pakistan 'honour killing' victim buried in Lahore

A 16-year-old girl murdered by her mother for marrying the man of her choice was discreetly buried before dawn Thursday by her in-laws, as activists and politicians condemned Pakistan's latest gruesome honour killing.
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Kind dog comforts injured friend at clinic

Simon the dog has been through a lot, but that didn't stop him from comforting a friend in need....
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Jewish Harvard Law Students Support ‘Smelly’ Commenter, Husam El-Qoulaq

Jewish HLS students rally behind Palestinian classmate who insulted female Israeli politician...
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U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High

WASHINGTON — Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. ...
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First Syrians arrive in US under surge resettlement program

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The first Syrian family to be resettled in the U.S. under a speeded-up "surge operation" for refugees left Jordan on Wednesday and arrived in Kansas City, Missouri, to start a new life....
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California officials seize computers, footage from anti-abortion activist

(Reuters) - California Department of Justice agents have raided the home of David Daleiden, the anti-abortion activist who targeted women's healthcare group Planned Parenthood with a series of undercover videos, his attorney said on Wednesday....
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Animal rights activists target China dog meat festival

BEIJING (AP) — Animal rights activists are seeking to shut down an annual summer dog meat festival in southern China blamed for blackening the country's international reputation as well as fueling extreme cruelty to canines and unhygienic food handling practices....
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First-graders’ apparent plot to kill classmate with poisoned lunch foiled by teacher

Officials at an elementary school in Anchorage said they uncovered a plot among three first-grade students to kill a classmate using poison, according to news reports....
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Pregnant woman's death spurs a safety debate about China's street fences

A pregnant woman in northern China died this week after she fell unconscious on a busy city street and got her head stuck in a fence, Chinese media reported on Wednesday....
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Audit: University of California undermines resident students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California has undermined residents by admitting a growing number of nonresident students, some of whom were less qualified than in-state students, California's auditor said in a scathing report released Tuesday....
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