Eerie photos show the charred remains of the town of Balmoral which burned to the ground last week after firefighters ran out of water

Eerie photos show the charred remains of the town of Balmoral which burned to the ground last week after firefighters ran out of water, but angry locals have rejected the Premier’s claims the town was ‘wiped off the map’. The aftermath of the devastation in the New South Wales Southern Highlands town can be seen in harrowing pictures showing a burnt out car covered in ash, a charred railway line and the rubble of destroyed homes. The murder of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, triggered Saudi Arabia’s biggest diplomatic crisis since the 9/11 attacks as world leaders and business executives … Continue reading Eerie photos show the charred remains of the town of Balmoral which burned to the ground last week after firefighters ran out of water

Nearly 100 Afghans are killed every month by unexploded mines

Nearly 100 Afghans are killed every month by unexploded mines, and yet when Gulandam first signed up to help with de-mining efforts, men would hurl insults at her in the street. “At the beginning we faced many problems, especially when we used to walk around Bamyan wearing our de-mining clothes” explains Gulandam, one of the first sixteen female de-miners on the team, whose funding is provided by the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS).  They started attacking each other as an argument spilled over and scores were settled. Some spectators tried to stop the brawl as security guards requested back-up. Thousands … Continue reading Nearly 100 Afghans are killed every month by unexploded mines