Pakistan passed long-awaited legislation Thursday closing a loophole that allowed people who killed for "honor" to walk free, three months after the murder of a social media star by her brother sparked international revulsion.
The "Green Rose" initiative has wide backing among the public and legislators in Spain's Catalonia region. It would allow nonprofit cannabis club members to legally grow and share their weed among themselves. But don't get too excited — pot tourists are not invited.
For weeks, members of the Standing Rock Sioux have gathered in Cannonball, North Dakota, standing against the Dakota Access pipeline. The government has now halted construction pending reassessment of the project.
A Pakistani tea merchant with velvet eyes saw his life changed this week when his portrait spread around the Internet, sparking ardent debates on class, objectification, and the place of ethnic Pashtuns in society.
With its simple menu and casual atmosphere, the Training Cafe looks like many other local eateries in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty. But unlike the others, its 40-person staff is exclusively composed of patients from local psychiatric institutions.
Beauty is the template for every fairy-tale heroine, says Amanda Filipacchi, daughter of a former elite Ford model. She has written a novel about an attractive woman who dons an elaborate, unattractive disguise to find real love. "It's sad how important it is," she says of beauty. "It's kind of tragic."