A girl who made headlines around the world when she survived almost two weeks alone in the Siberian wilderness has won a Russian children’s beauty contest

A girl who made headlines around the world when she survived almost two weeks alone in the Siberian wilderness has won a Russian children’s beauty contest. Karina Chikitova, who clung on to her loyal puppy, fought to stay alive in a forest full of brown bears and wolves. Homes nearby were a mixture of restored shops and houses and burnt-out shells, but the means by which this Christian town, on the Nineveh Plain east of Mosul, was rebuilding itself, three years after it was smashed by Islamic State, were also clearly on show. A USAid lorry was parked opposite the … Continue reading A girl who made headlines around the world when she survived almost two weeks alone in the Siberian wilderness has won a Russian children’s beauty contest

A policeman who brought a teenage girl protesting climate change to tears as he threatened to arrest her has been branded ‘a coward’

A policeman who brought a teenage girl protesting climate change to tears as he threatened to arrest her has been branded ‘a coward’. Schoolgirl Izzy Raj-Seppings, who was with her dad, was filmed being spoken to by a policeman outside the Australian Prime Minister’s home who said she was ‘blocking the road’. Ms Parveen’s fear stems from two recent decisions by the Indian government. Last week the country’s parliament passed a bill that will grant citizenship to illegal immigrants from neighbouring countries, as long as they are not Muslim. Alongside this, the government of Narendra Modi plans to produce a … Continue reading A policeman who brought a teenage girl protesting climate change to tears as he threatened to arrest her has been branded ‘a coward’

The United States has blocked a British-sponsored meeting on North Korea’s human rights abuses

The United States has blocked a British-sponsored meeting on North Korea’s human rights abuses in a late effort to prevent a breakdown in diplomatic relations with Pyongyang, as the regime shows signs of preparing for a new long-range missile test. US diplomats withdrew their support for a proposal by eight other members of the United Nations security council, including Britain, to hold a discussion of North Korea to mark international Human Rights Day. The meeting would certainly have aired the many criticisms of the regime, which has been accused by UN investigators of crimes against humanity comparable to those of … Continue reading The United States has blocked a British-sponsored meeting on North Korea’s human rights abuses

Indian police on Friday shot dead four detained gang-rape and murder suspects as they were re-enacting their alleged crime

Indian police on Friday shot dead four detained gang-rape and murder suspects as they were re-enacting their alleged crime, prompting outrage but also wild celebrations. The men, who had been in custody for a week, were shot early Friday morning as they tried to escape during the re-enactment in the southern city of Hyderabad, police said. According to the police, the accused men – Mohammad Areef, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen, and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu – were taking part in reconstruction of the crime in the early hours of Friday morning when they tried to escape and were shot by police. However, … Continue reading Indian police on Friday shot dead four detained gang-rape and murder suspects as they were re-enacting their alleged crime

“Rowdy” teens boasted about snorting cocaine in a toilet and one was sick as they caused chaos on a rush-hour train, fellow passengers claim

“Rowdy” teens boasted about snorting cocaine in a toilet and one was sick as they caused chaos on a rush-hour train, fellow passengers claim. A witness says commuters were “disgusted” as the five boys intimidated other passengers on a service from Dublin’s Connolly station to Newry in Co Down, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday. “The Xinjiang issue fundamentally is not about human rights, ethnicity or religion but about antiterror and antiseparatism,” Ms Hua said, threatening unspecified retaliation if the US interfered. China has for decades been trying to suppress the Uighur separatist movement, some of whose members have committed attacks. According … Continue reading “Rowdy” teens boasted about snorting cocaine in a toilet and one was sick as they caused chaos on a rush-hour train, fellow passengers claim