UK to step up anti-terror legislation

Monday, November 13, 2006 New measures to counter the threat of terrorism in UK are expected in the Queen’s Speech. Sir Ian Blair, Metropolitan police chief, in a speech in Berlin, highlighted the scale of disaffection among the Muslim community, pointing to reports that between 40,000 and 120,000 Muslims believed …

Bangladesh government makes Hijra an official gender option

Monday, November 11, 2013 Earlier today, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina chaired a cabinet meeting which decided to grant official government recognition of people who gender identify as Hijras, people who identify as neither male nor female. Recognition brings several government related benefits to Hijras including priority in …

Report reveals Top 10 most-confusing tech buzzwords

Sunday, March 27, 2005 Danville, California — The California-based Engligh language tracker, Global Language Monitor, released its 2005 list of most confusing – yet frequently cited – high tech buzzwords to be “HTTP,” “Voice Over IP” (VoIP), and “Megapixel.” Closely following were “Plasma,” “Robust,” “WORM” and “Emoticon.” In early March, …

Bush defends immigration reform bill

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 Tuesday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), located just outside of the city of Brunswick, Georgia, President George W. Bush made it clear that he was not going to stop fighting for the proposed immigration reform bill, which would allow illegal immigrants with no …