SAD AND BEAUTIFUL WORLD

From THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: Mark Linkous, the singer-songwriter who released his music under the band name Sparklehorse, has died after shooting himself in the chest in Tennessee. He was 47.Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk said Linkous shot himself outside … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

ANOTHER COUNTRY

From NEW KERALA: A progressive Brit-Muslim woman councillor was forced to dress more conservatively after receiving death threats and sexually harassing phone calls. Shiria Khatun, 38, told the police that callers threatened to kill her and her four young children. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]