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Sexsomnia: My boyfriend raped his ex 'in his sleep

Everyone knows about sleeping people who get up and go for a walk, but far less is heard about the rare cases of men who try to have sex in their sleep. One found himself in serious trouble, reports the BBC's Sally Abrahams. …

BBC - Dec 05 09:25 GMT - more ...

Hadiya Freed From Parents' Custody, Can Meet Husband In College: 10 Facts

Hadiya, who was known as Akhila Asokan before she converted to Islam last year, was released from her parents' custody in Kerala by the Supreme Court today. The court did not comment on her marriage but her lawyer says she can now meet her husband, Shafin Jahan, at the hostel where she will live till she completes her college course in homeopathy. The judges say they…

NDTV - Nov 27 09:38 GMT - more ...

Gary Anandasangaree
  • Battered, Not Broken: Pictures of Mexico After the Quake

    The earthquake that devastated Mexico on Tuesday knocked over dozens of buildings in the capital alone, killed children at a school and sent waves of people running into the streets for safety — for the second time in just two weeks.

    New York Times - Sep 21 16:02 GMT - more ...

  • Why I gave up being vegan

    "Vegan food has got so much better in recent years," according to Jeremy Corbyn. …

    BBC - Sep 05 20:18 GMT - more ...

  • The wounded victims of Sri Lanka's child marriage law

    In Sri Lanka the legal marriage age is 18, but under a decades-old community law, much younger Muslim girls can get married. As calls grow for this law to be amended, BBC Sinhala's Saroj Pathirana meets one young girl forced to marry against her will.

    BBC - Jun 20 23:13 GMT - more ...

  • Bill O’Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News

    Bill O’Reilly’s reign as the top-rated host in cable news came to an abrupt and embarrassing end on Wednesday as Fox News forced him out after the disclosure of a series of sexual harassment allegations against him and an internal investigation that turned up even more.

    New York Times - Apr 20 08:58 GMT - more ...

  • Famed snake trackers from India latest weapon in Florida war on pythons

    What Judas snakes, snake-sniffing dogs and even hunters from around the globe have struggled to accomplish may finally be pulled off by a pair of singing snake catchers from India: solving the riddle for finding Burmese pythons in Florida's Everglades.

    Miami Herald - Feb 07 06:14 GMT - more ...

  • Marrying the man who saved my life

    Melissa Dohme, from Florida, was 20 years old when she was stabbed more than 30 times and left for dead by her ex-boyfriend. Against all the odds she survived, though she thought she would never have another relationship. But then, as she describes here, she found love in an unexpected place. …

    BBC - Jan 17 11:43 GMT - more ...

  • In pictures: Queen Elizabeth II at 90 in 90 images

    On 21 April the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday and to mark the event we present an image from the archives of the Press Association from every year of her life.

    BBC - Apr 19 02:10 GMT - more ...

  • India may relocate tigers to Cambodia to grow global population

    Tigers from India could be relocated to Cambodia as part of a plan to increase the animal's global population. …

    BBC - Apr 16 10:20 GMT - more ...

  • Why are prisoners dying in Tamil Nadu prisons?

    K Kesavan, an advocate and joint secretary of the Centre for Protection of Civil Liberties, has moved a Public Interest Litigation in the Madras high court that several undertrials and convicts died in various Tamil Nadu prisons due to lack of medical attention. …

    Rediff - Apr 06 00:07 GMT - more ...

  • Flying snake spotted in Tamil Nadu

    According to sources, this type of snakes are found in dry zone areas like South Eastern countries like Cambodia and Vietnam and also part of Sri Lanka and rarely in India. …

    Toronto Star - Mar 22 18:33 GMT - more ...

  • China's high-speed sexual revolution

    Over the last 20 years, Chinese attitudes to sex have undergone a revolution - a process carefully observed, and sometimes encouraged, by the country's first female sexologist, Li Yinhe. "In the survey I made in 1989, 15.5% of people had sex before marriage," says Li Yinhe. "But in the survey I did two years ago, the figure went up to 71%."

    BBC - Feb 27 19:57 GMT - more ...

  • The Sexual Misery of the Arab World

    AFTER Tahrir came Cologne. After the square came sex. The Arab revolutions of 2011 aroused enthusiasm at first, but passions have since waned. Those movements have come to look imperfect, even ugly: For one thing, they have failed to touch ideas, culture, religion or social norms, especially the norms relating to sex. Revolution doesn’t mean modernity. …

    New York Times - Feb 14 06:05 GMT - more ...

  • When I grow up, I want to be...

    Despite their current predicament, children who have fled the conflict in Syria and are now living in neighbouring countries dream of what the future holds for them, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) sent photographer Meredith Hutchison to find out. …

    BBC - Feb 02 18:03 GMT - more ...

  • Snowy owl spotted soaring by Montreal traffic camera

    Spectacular images of a snowy owl in flight have been captured by Transport Quebec's traffic camera along Montreal's Highway 40. The images were captured on Jan. 3 by a traffic camera at Highway 40 and Sources Boulevard. Transport Minister Robert Poëti tweeted about the owl early Thursday morning, and the province later released video footage.

    CBC News - Jan 08 08:41 GMT - more ...

  • World's largest blue star sapphire 'found in Sri Lanka'

    The world's biggest blue star sapphire, worth at least $100 million (£68 million), has been mined in Sri Lanka. …

    The Telegraph - Jan 05 11:59 GMT - more ...

  • A phonecall, a meeting, then indefinite detention: the refugees at the mercy of Asio

    Quietly, two weeks ago, a Tamil woman called Ranjini and her toddler son walked free from the gates of Villawood detention centre. …

    The Guardian - Nov 28 18:41 GMT - more ...

  • A Love Letter to Beirut, Paris and Beyond From Sri Lanka

    I know it's 2015 and we don't write love letters anymore, but this one is a little different. It's not coming to you on a pigeon or via a postman, but directly to your computer or phone screen. And if you agree with Dumbledore when he said: …

    Huffington Post - Nov 16 11:49 GMT - more ...

  • I found my father living on the street

    Diana Kim has spent the past 12 years photographing people living on the streets of Hawaii. But her project to humanise homelessness suddenly became very personal when her own father ended up living rough. Kim, a law student, explains how, in an effort to save him, she turned her camera on him. …

    BBC - Nov 06 15:03 GMT - more ...

  • Why don't people see the yeti any more?

    Until recently it was common for people in Bhutan to share stories of their encounters with the Himalayan yeti. But with the arrival of modernity, villagers no longer need to climb high into the mountains, where they once saw traces of the yeti - or thought they did. So a legend is slowly fading away. …

    BBC - Nov 02 10:25 GMT - more ...

  • Sri Lankan baby trade: Minister admits illegal adoption trade

    Sri Lankan authorities have admitted in a Dutch documentary that thousands of babies born there were fraudulently sold for adoption abroad in the 1980s. Up to 11,000 children may have been sold to European families, with both parties being given fake documents. Some were reportedly born into "baby farms" that sold children to the West.

    BBC - Sep 21 15:46 GMT - more ...

  • Priyanka Chopra: This is how you fight rape stigma

    For Tanaka (whose name has been changed to shield her identity), a 21-year-old woman from Zimbabwe, sexual violence was a constant throughout most of her life. People she should have been able to trust -- like her uncle, cousin and even pastor -- all allegedly abused her. And the strain of her suffering drove her to the brink of suicide.

    CNN - Jun 23 09:18 GMT - more ...

  • The urban farmers battling Bangalore’s concrete jungle

    How do you farm surrounded by concrete and millions of people? What does urban sprawl mean for food safety and supply? Students from the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism report from Bangalore in southern India.

    BBC - May 28 09:27 GMT - more ...

  • Coming to America: One translator's harrowing journey

    An Iraqi translator who worked extensively with the US military spent almost seven years trying to get his family to America. But with days to go before their departure, President Trump signed a travel ban that put the family's future in question.

    BBC - Feb 07 22:45 GMT - more ...

  • The Indian tribesmen catching giant snakes in Florida

    Every morning, two Indian tribesmen in T-shirts and long trousers, leave their dwellings in southern Florida and head into the Everglades to hunt for some of the world's biggest snakes. …

    BBC - Feb 07 06:10 GMT - more ...

  • The Queen's 90th birthday marks release of 3 poignant portraits

    It is a portrait not only of a monarch, but of a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother too. …

    Daily Mail - Apr 21 04:36 GMT - more ...

  • William and Kate pose on Taj Mahal bench

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have sat together on the bench at the Taj Mahal in India where Diana, Princess of Wales, was pictured 24 years ago. …

    BBC - Apr 17 08:07 GMT - more ...

  • A Conversation With Asians on Race

    In this installment of our “Conversations on Race” series for Op-Docs, Asian-Americans talk about how stereotypes unfairly confine them — particularly the one that brands them a “model minority.” As the subjects of our film explain, this perception not only devalues the experiences of other racial minorities, but it also renders the diverse experiences of…

    New York Times - Apr 06 00:25 GMT - more ...

  • Sri Lanka Cop Critical After Man Bites Genitals

    A Sri Lankan police officer was in a critical condition today after a man he was trying to arrest over a drunken brawl bit his genitals. …

    AFP - Mar 28 14:00 GMT - more ...

  • Inside the secret world of Toronto’s fraudulent fortune-telling industry

    First, Jack was diagnosed with clinical depression after his father died in 2006. Two years later, his 14-year marriage collapsed and he had to fight for access to his two children. Four years after that, he fell in love with a co-worker and got engaged, but the relationship fell apart justbefore the wedding. …

    Toronto Star - Mar 21 10:22 GMT - more ...

  • India’s most googled person is Sarnia-born Bollywood star

    The most googled person in India hails from Sarnia, Ontario. …

    Toronto Star - Feb 16 15:18 GMT - more ...

  • US veteran reunites with English wartime girlfriend after 71 years in Australia

    An English woman has been reunited with her American wartime lover for the first time in 71 years after he flew to Australia to meet her. …

    The Telegraph - Feb 10 11:41 GMT - more ...

  • India: Last of the Tigers

    A century ago, 45,000 tigers lived wild in India’s forests. When hunting was banned in 1972, their numbers had fallen to 2,000. Today, the Indian government claims that there are 1,706, but few experts believe it, saying perhaps only 1,000 remain. …

    Al Jazeera - Feb 02 17:34 GMT - more ...

  • My Marriage Didn’t End When I Became a Widow

    When my husband died from cancer last March at age 37, I was so grief-stricken I could barely sleep. One afternoon, I visited his grave — in a field high in the Santa Cruz Mountains, overlooking the Pacific Ocean — and lay on top of it. I slept more soundly than I had in weeks. It wasn’t the vista that calmed my restless body; it was Paul, just there, under the…

    New York Times - Jan 07 23:21 GMT - more ...

  • Lankan maid to be stoned to death for adultery in Arabian nightmare

    In a few weeks, if not in a matter of days, a Lankan woman who had been working as housemaid in Saudi Arabia for three years will be dragged out of her Saudi jail and forcibly led to a downtown public square in Riyadh. This is the place commonly known as chop-chop square, where public beheadings are generally carried out nearly every Friday.

    Sunday Times - Nov 30 22:35 GMT - more ...

  • Alberta farm family eating like pioneers for a year

    It's been three months since Shannon Ruzicka has lined up at a Tim Hortons. …

    CBC News - Nov 28 18:02 GMT - more ...

  • Halabja: A 'lost daughter' finds her way home

    In 1988 Saddam Hussein dropped chemical weapons on his own people - the Kurdish residents of the town of Halabja. Thousands died and in the chaos that followed many families were scattered. One woman, a baby at the time of the attack, was brought up in Iran but recently returned to find out whether any relatives had survived. …

    BBC - Nov 13 13:35 GMT - more ...

  • The story of a small but crucial town in Myanmar

    This is the story of Hinthada, a sleepy market town in Myanmar's watery heartland that has become an unlikely political battleground. The BBC's Jonathan Head follows one man who simply has to win here to retain credibility, through a landscape that has seen little change. …

    BBC - Nov 05 12:19 GMT - more ...

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