Indian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill to end the Muslim practice of instant divorce two years after the Supreme Court ruled that it violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women.  Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the bill’s approval by the upper house of parliament reflects the empowerment ofRead More →

Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and was already breaking records. Belgium and Germany registered their highest-ever temperatures, while the Netherlands saw its hottest day in 75 years. Paris and other parts of France could see temperatures exceedingRead More →

Unidentified attackers killed two Ebola health workers in eastern Congo over the weekend, the Health Ministry said, the latest in a string of assaults that have hampered efforts to stop the deadly spread of the virus. The violence came before a high-level meeting in Geneva on Monday, aimed at enhancing the response to the outbreakRead More →