In 2002 Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped at the orders of a local Pakistani jirga in retaliation for a minor offense by her brother (he loved a girl from a different social class). On April 21 the country’s Supreme Court released five of the six alleged rapists.
Designer Sarah Burton adjusts the train on Catherine Middleton’s gown as the commoner takes the last of many steps on her path to becoming a princess. Burton, the creative director of Alexander McQueen, was part of the best-kept fashion secret in history, which ended last Friday when Middleton stepped out of her car, adjusted her veil, and smiled at the 2 billion people tuned in to watch her wed Prince William, England’s future king. Burton succeeded McQueen at his eponymous label last year after the brilliant designer committed suicide. A retrospective of his work opens May 4 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
Mexico City - The leader of Los Zetas, the most violent gang in Mexico, is finally captured by authorities. Martin Estrada Luna, the drug kingpin known as El Kilo, is believed to have played a role in the massacre of 145 people. Police discovered the bodies in mass graves in northeastern Mexico earlier this month. Many of the victims were kidnapped from buses bound for the U.S. border. At their final destination, a bus depot in Matamoros, 400 suitcases were delivered, never to be claimed by their owners.
'Let me finish my answers next time we do an interview.'
President Barack Obama to a Dallas TV-station news anchor.