Iran’s judiciary has postponed the blinding of a man as punishment for throwing acid in the face of a young woman in 2004, after she rejected his offer of marriage. The delay came in the face of mounting outcry both inside Iran and in the West over the sentencing, which is permissible under qesas, a principle of Islamic law allowing victims analogous retribution for violent crimes.
Brian Ward lost his job on a Friday afternoon. Eleven days later he had a new one
Travel Bookings Sidestep.com sidestep.com A couple of years ago we christened SideStep one of the coolest websites around, but since then it has added a whole bunch of new featuresincluding a handy Web-only version of its travel search engine and separate search engines for vacation packages and cruises. You can also try newcomer Kayak.com, which promises to scour more than 100 websites to find the best deals on airfare and hotel roomsbut only SideStep includes Orbitz.com listings in its search results
When people write on Chinese websites that they “love the future,” it should be a sentiment the government can get behind. After all, the authorities in Beijing have pressed their subjects to embrace the country’s bright economic prospects