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BBC News – Death penalty dilemma dividing Taiwan

In 1997 a Taiwanese soldier was executed for murder, despite there being no evidence against him. The authorities last year admitted he was innocent and compensated his family, but legal experts warn a similar tragedy could happen again under the current judicial system. Chiang Kuo-ching was convicted of raping and …

John Stamos Kisses A Dude For Charity

“Come to Uncle Jesse!” Here’s John Stamos auctioning off his supple lips for $5,000 at the GLAAD Media Awards.   Actor John Stamos (L) kisses the man who bid highest to kiss him in an auction at the 23rd annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in …

A better future is percolating for Vietnam’s coffee | Veronique Mistiaen | Global development | guardian.co.uk

The spectacular growth of coffee in Vietnam came at a terrible environmental cost. Now conservation groups are working with food multinationals to ensure quality and sustainable production The velvety coffee slowly dripping from the filter into my glass is bitter and dark. But once mixed with the sweet, silky condensed …