There's not previously been a legal abortion clinic on the Irish island. But this week, a new clinic opened in Belfast, Northern Ireland. While it won't provide surgical abortions, women who meet strict criteria can go there and get the abortion pill. The whole episode marks a change in Irish culture, but has still ignited protests.
Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker who broke into U.S. computer systems shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, won't be extradited from the United Kingdom after all, because a British lawmaker ruled it would be inhumane. McKinnon was diagnosed in 2008 with depression and Asperger's Syndrome.
Because of Myanmar's economic stagnation over the past decades, very little development has taken place -- which has allowed the country's historic colonial buildings to endure. But as the country loosens up, some preservationists are worried it may lead to destruction of relatively rundown, but still historic, buildings.
Pakistan's 14-year-old women's advocate, Malala Yousufzai, was gravely wounded in a Taliban assassination attempt. After receiving treatment in Pakistan in recent days, the government decided to transfer her to a U.K. hospital where she can get "integrated" treatment.
You may or may not recognize the band Thin Lizzy, but you probably recognize their song "The Boys are Back in Town." The lead singer of the band, Phil Lynott, died more than 25 years ago, but now his mom is speaking about the singer's early years.
Everything old is new, and everything new is old in the world of steampunk. The celebrants of Victorian culture bolted onto modern society will gather for a music festival in San Francisco this weekend and at a conference in Seattle later this month.
You might recognize The Heavy by name, but you almost certainly recognize their music. Take their hit song 'How You Like Me Now,' which has been featured in Super Bowl ads, on TV and in Obama campaign appearances. But as all-American as those things are, the band is distinctly British — the latest Brit group to build on American Southern music.
As media cover the Paralympic Games in London, many are trying hard to use the most inclusive language possible. But when it comes to foreign languages, what's inclusive doesn't always transcend those boundaries. And that can be a problem for journalists.
A London-based scientist at Microsoft, and professor at Oxford University, was distressed that we never get a complete picture of the risks of climate change. But rather than merely talk about it, he turned the issue into a play that he's been performing solo in London and abroad.
The Sikh community is often known for its turbans. Sikh men are expected to wear turbans at virtually all times, even while sleeping. But the turbans often lead others to misunderstand or discriminate against Sikhs, so an American Sikh put together a video to try and explain why Sikhs wear turbans, and just how they come to be.