The Parliament of Aceh, the conservative western-most province of Indonesia, is considering legislation to punish gay sex with caning -- 100 lashes, Agence France-Presse reported. In addition to its severity, the law for the first time would apply to non-Muslims as well as Muslims.
Facebook’s Oculus VR Saturday unveiled Crescent Bay, a virtual reality headset prototype, further refining the technology for eventual consumer use. The headset features a number of improvements, including support for 360 degree head tracking and integrated audio. Crescent Bay is also said to weigh less and feature improved ergonomics. Previous models required users to provide their own headphones.
Less than 24 hours after an Army veteran managed to enter the White House before being apprehended, the Secret Service said a man was arrested Saturday after driving to the White House gate and refusing to leave. The man, whose identity has not been released, had approached the White House on foot earlier in the day. Police have charged him with unlawful entry.
Reality star Kim Kardashian, actress Vanessa Hudgens and a number of high profile celebrities are reportedly victims of the latest leak of nude photos on the Web. The photos were uploaded to 4chan and Reddit Saturday, TMZ reported. But the images were quickly removed from both sites.
Fourteen Pakistani prisoners detained by the U.S. were freed from Bagram Prison in Afghanistan and sent back to Pakistan, lawyers of some of the detainees said Saturday. Pakistani authorities haven’t provided names or information on the released prisoners, Justice Project Pakistan lawyer Sarah Belal told Reuters. The human rights law firm represents some of the Pakistanis detained at the prison.
Mayor Dieter Reiter opened Munich's two-week Oktoberfest beer festival Saturday, shouting "O'zapft is!" as he tapped the first keg. Persistent rain failed to dampen the spirits of festival-goers as thousands queued up at beer tents for the festival's 181st celebration.
Deutsche Welle reported some tents were so overcrowded, they had to be closed off to new arrivals -- even before the festival officially opened.