The New York Times published an op-ed on Saturday by an unlikely author: an inmate at New York's Attica Correctional Facility. In it, he explains how prisons could improve by letting inmates take college courses.
Meera Vashisht was working on a science project in her school in Texas last year when she first heard about the Indian government's move to replace each of the 77 crore existing bulbs with powersaving light-emitting diode (LED) ones. Meera, who was born and brought up in America and is a seventh grader in Sartartia Middle School in Sugar Land, began to think hard: would it be really possible for India's underprivileged to replace their incandescent bulbs with LED lamps that are over seven times as expensive? "I thought this is something I could help with.
Edward Snowden is set to become immortalized in his very own comic book, "Beyond: Edward Snowden." The story, written by Marvel Comic's "Punisher" writer Valerie D'Orazio, is focused on exploring Snowden's motivations for initiating the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history.
For one Chinese TV extra, playing with the enemy has proved the secret of his success -- one that requires him to die as often as eight times a day. Shi Zhongpeng, 26, works at the Hengdian film studio in the eastern province of Zhejiang, where scores of productions are shot every year about the Japanese invasion of China that became part of the Second World War.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The father of Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor, predicted on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will stand up to pressure from Washington as the two nations spar over Moscow's decision to grant his son asylum.