Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Daniel Omar with his prosthetic arm
In warring South Sudan, you must trade your limbs for your life. At least, this was the reality for Daniel Omar, who in March 2012, at the age of 14, embraced a tree trunk to shield himself from a bomb's blow, and stepped away without his hands. Aware of...
Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mursi shout slogans during a demonstration in Tahrir square in Cairo
As the world readies to wave a goodbye to 2013, we here provide a glimpse of the top news stories that took place during this eventful year, listed in a chronological order. Military operation in Mali On January 11, French President Francois Hollande announced that the French armed forces had begun...
As far as attempts for breaking world records go, this event in Bali surely has to be one of the most stress-free. One thousand masseurs from all over Indonesia gathered at Sanur Beach to set a new world record for the largest-ever mass massage. Lying on palmyra leaf mats, with the...
From flaming balls to burning barrels, a drag queen drop to an all-night Junkanoo - we see in 2014 with some of the world's quirkiest celebrations Watch the fireballs in Stonehaven, Scotland Thousands of revellers line the street in this small town near Aberdeen to witness the century-old Hogmany celebration, when...
An AirAsia flight carrying 162 people from Indonesia to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic controllers. Indonesian Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa said flight QZ 8501 lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 7.24am local time. He said the plane had asked for an unusual route before...
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