- When Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested in Cambodia, it signaled BitTorrent sites that governments around the world will continue to cooperate in the effort to stop online piracy -- something Demonoid, Megaupload.com, the Pirate Bay, and others already know.
- South African prosecutors reversed course Sunday and provisionally dropped murder charges against 270 miners whose fellow strikers were gunned down by police on Aug. 16.
Miss World 2012: How Miss China, Host City Ordos Court Controversy With Fame; Top 4 Miss World ControversiesEver since Miss China Wenxia Yu was crowned Miss World Aug.18, she has come under flak for jury favoritism. Even the host city Ordos is not spared as reports of economic woes and subtle attempts to refurbish its image surface amid its ongoing attempts to win international recognition.
- Gottfrid Svartholm, the founder of the BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay, has been arrested in Cambodia, after dodging jail time for not appearing at a trial in Sweden.
- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX: 005930) on Saturday accused Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) of resorting to litigation in an attempt to limit consumer choice after the iPhone maker said it was seeking to halt U.S. sales of Galaxy S3 smartphones.
- The patent war between Apple and Samsung will apparently never end as the iPhone-maker filed a revised complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Friday, in which it added two versions Samsung's Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note to its original complaint against Galaxy Nexus and other related devices.
- Friday's verdict in favor of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich closes a case that has brought to (some) light the shady underworld of Russian capitalism during the 1990s.
Death With Dignity: Doctor-Prescribed Suicide For Terminally Ill May Soon Be A Way To Die In MassachusettsNearly two decades ago, Oregon became the first state to allow terminally ill patients to get a prescription for drugs that could be used to take their own lives. Since then, about 600 people in the state have chosen to die in this fashion. Now, it's Massachusetts' turn to consider legalizing this controversial way of death.
- Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto successfully fights off the last challenge from his defeated opponent, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Protests continue, but won't affect the outcome.
- Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins Publishers will have to issue reimbursements ranging from 25 cents to $1.32 per book to customers who paid inflated e-book prices between April 1 and May 21, 2010.
- Frank Jones, a longtime attorney in Macon, Ga., who was widely recognized throughout Georgia for his effort in trying to appeal the Affordable Care Act, died this week after losing a battle to leukemia. He was 87.
- It's not time to start picking out something blue or pink, but Holly Madison's boyfriend and expectant father Pasquale Rotella may be picking out something orange. The Playboy model's baby daddy may be heading to jail.
- A British judge Friday handed Russia's Boris Berezovsky, a fierce Kremlin critic and one of the world's wealthiest men, a devastating loss in his $6.5 billion lawsuit against fellow Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, a one-time protege of Berezovsky and the owner of England's Chelsea soccer club.
- Asian stocks declined to a four-week low on Friday as investor sentiment was weighed down by fading optimism on U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to announce more monetary stimulus at the Jackson Hole convention.
- Hundreds of girls below the age of 10 each year are forced into marriage in Iran, and the trend is experiencing a dramatic increase. This alarming statistics was accompanied by an official statement from the Iranian parliament's legal affairs committee that Iran will push to legalize marriage for girls of merely 9 years old.
- "Teen Mom" might have ended but the drama continues with Farrah Abraham calling Gary Shirley a pig via Twitter after watching him fighting with Amber Portwood on the final episode, Us Weekly reported.