Taking extreme measures in the face of extreme poverty is not just a problem for India's daughters, but for Afghanistan's young girls as well. According to the BBC, an increasing number of very young Afghan women are being married to older suitors in exchange for money or livestock because their families can barely… » 4/16/08 10:45am 4/16/08 10:45am

24-year-old Meredith Emerson, the Georgia hiker murdered in January by disturbed drifter Gary Michael Hilton, fought to the very end, according to authorities. Emerson was hiking alone with her dog when Hilton, 61, first tried to attack her with a knife, and Emerson grabbed it from him and attempted to use her martial… » 3/24/08 10:45am 3/24/08 10:45am