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Egyptians threaten more protests after Mubarak verdict

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians demonstrated throughout the night in Cairo's central Tahrir Square and other cities, enraged that a court had spared deposed leader Hosni Mubarak his life over the killing of protesters in the uprising that ended his three-decade rule.

Let your head rule instead

From Love Chemistry.

Factbox - Challenges facing Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou told Reuters on Friday he was hopeful China's next rulers would maintain improving relations with the island and that Beijing's anointed leader, Xi Jinping, would keep economic cooperation on track.

Protesters bring Thailand's parliament to a halt

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters brought Thailand's parliament to a halt on Friday, surrounding the complex and forcing the speaker to postpone debate on a bill that could clear the way for the return of a prime minister ousted in a coup six years ago.

Iran's Guards commander visits disputed island - TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has visited three tiny disputed islands in the Gulf, state television reported on Friday, in a move likely to anger the United Arab Emirates which also claims sovereignty over them.

Thai PM says no rethink on wage hikes

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's prime minister on Friday stood by a policy of sharp wage increases that have forced some firms to consider moving to other countries and said a fall in the baht would help exporters hurt by severe floods last year.

Crush, not just snuff out habit

PETALING JAYA: Between 50 and 60 teenagers start smoking every day partly because it has become an accepted norm in today’s society, according to “Don’t Just Quit It, Crush It” founder Julian Leicester.

Sleepless Razzano rests easy after stunning win over Williams

Twelve months ago, Virginie Razzano arrived at Roland Garros mourning her fiance who died just five days before the tournament started.

Pakistan doctor in bin Laden case jailed for militant link - court

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani doctor who helped the United States find Osama bin Laden was imprisoned for aiding militants and not for links to the CIA, as Pakistani officials had said, according to a court document released on Wednesday.

Webmaster gets suspended sentence in Thai royal insult case

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court handed an eight-month suspended sentence on Wednesday to a website editor for failing to quickly remove posts deemed offensive to the monarchy in a case that adds to growing debate over Thailand's draconian royal censorship laws.