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NORWAY : In Norway, migrants are being given courses to prevent violence against women, especially rape, and to teach them how to interpret customs in a country that may seem surprisingly liberal to them.

The courses were introduced several years ago, but have become particularly topical after complaints of mass sexual assault on New Year's Eve in the German city of Cologne, by a crowd of mostly Arab and North African men.

This particular morning at the Ha reception centre in southwestern Norway, a dozen Syrian and Sudanese asylum seekers fidget in their seats in a small room as their group discussion starts.

The curtains are drawn and a space heater blasts out hot air to heat up the room, but the participants keep their jackets on.

"The idea behind this course is to talk about risk situations that can arise when it comes to rapes and sexual assaults," the group's leader Linda Hagen says,kicking off the class in Norwegian, with an interpreter translating to Arabic.

"We need your help so that we can together detect these situations."

What is the difference between love and sex? What do these pictures of women projected on a screen bring to mind, one with bare shoulders and

LOS ANGELES: SpaceX's unmanned Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday as it tried to land on a floating platform in the Pacific, marking the fourth such failure in the company's bid to recycle rockets.

However, the primary mission of the launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California went as planned, propelling into orbit a $180 million US-French satellite called Jason-3 to study sea level rise.

"Well, at least the pieces were bigger this time!" Elon Musk, the CEO of the California-based

A devastated young couple has pleaded with thieves who stole two placentas from their freezer to return them.

Katarina Fowler and Jamie Brosnahan were shocked to return to their home in Invercargill, New Zealand, on Saturday to find it had been broken into, according to Stuff.co.nz. 

The couple desperately want to have the placentas returned so they can be buried, which is in accordance with Maori tradition. 

Mr Brosnahan also warned the thieves would have 'bad karma' if they didn't return

JAKARTA : Police today confirmed that one of the five suspected terrorists killed in bomb and gun attacks at Jalan MH Thamrin on Thursday was among those imprisoned for terrorist activities.

Afif also known as Sunakin, in his 30s, had been in prison for engaging in terrorist training in Aceh in 2010.

Metro Jaya district police public relations officer, M. Iqbal told reporters here today that apart from Afif, four more suspected terrorists were confirmed killed namely Sugito, 43, Dian Joni

SINGAPORE : Singapore welcomes the announcement of Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear programme on Jan 16.

"We urge all parties to continue to fulfil their obligations under the JCPOA and call on Iran to continue its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)," Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman said in a statement Sunday.

"This will reassure the international community that Iran's nuclear programme remains exclusively

JAKARTA : Another person has died from injuries sustained in last week's militant attack in Indonesia's capital, media reported on Sunday, bringing the death toll to eight.

The gun and bomb attack on Thursday, which has been claimed by Islamic State, injured around 30 in Jakarta's commercial district. Five of the attackers were among the dead.

"An employee at a nearby bank succumbed to injuries on Saturday," news website Detik.com quoted Jakarta police spokesman Mohammad Iqbal as

CHICAGO : A producer at ABC News in Chicago has been found murdered in Belize.

The body of Anne Swaney, 29, was discovered Friday morning in a river with blunt force injuries to the head and neck, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Her belongings were found on a deck along the river bank, the paper said.

Swaney was executive producer of online operations at Channel 7. “She was a trailblazer in the digital news space,’’ the station’s president, John Idler, said.

Swaney, who was on vacation in the

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