September 12, 2017

Charlottesville: Protesters cover Thomas Jefferson statue

Image copyrightTwitter – Alexis GravelyImage caption The statue has since been uncovered Protesters covered a statue of former US President Thomas Jefferson in black at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dozens of people staged the protest on Tuesday, reportedly posting a sign reading “TJ is a racist and rapist”. The act happened exactly one month after a far-right rally was held against plans to remove the statue of a

Serena Williams shares pictures of her new baby girl

Image copyrightInstagram/@serenawilliamsImage caption Serena Williams posted the first picture of baby Alexis on Wednesday Tennis star Serena Williams has posted the first photo of her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr on social media, almost two weeks after her birth. Williams and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian, the Reddit co-founder, welcomed their little girl on 1 September at a clinic in Florida. The 23-time Grand Slam winner shared a video clip on

South Africa student fights to keep thesis during robbery

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMs Ntusi was attacked as she returned from work The prospect of losing the only copy of her master’s thesis during a robbery was just too much for one South African student to bear. Noxolo Ntusi, 26, grappled with armed attackers to hold on to it during the incident in Johannesburg on Tuesday. “There’s no way I will let them take it,”

Indian priest freed by militants to meet Pope

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption The newly rescued Indian priest is on his way to meet Pope Francis An Indian priest who was freed after being abducted by militants in Yemen is on his way to meet Pope Francis in Vatican City. Father Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted in March 2016 while he was working at a home for the elderly. News of his release on Tuesday has sparked celebrations in his

India rape: Uncle did not father child's baby - DNA test

Image copyrightiStock Police in India have reopened the case of a 10-year-old girl after forensic tests revealed that her baby’s DNA samples did not match those of her uncle who is charged with raping her. After the Supreme Court denied her permission to abort, she gave birth to a baby girl last month. The 10-year-old was not aware of her pregnancy. She was told her bulge was because she had

Acid attack on India gang-rape victim by 'same men'

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Scrutiny of sexual violence in India has grown since the 2012 gang rape and murder of a student on a Delhi bus Two men accused of gang-raping a woman have allegedly attacked her with acid after being released on bail. Police say she has accused the two men and an unidentified person of throwing acid on her on Monday after she refused to withdraw her rape case