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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 ...

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 ...

Gary Anandasangaree
  • 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 ...

  • Report Links Some Types of Cancer With Processed or Red Meat

    Eating processed meat, like hot dogs and corned beef, can raise the risk in humans of getting colon cancer, a report by the World Health Organization said on Monday. …

    New York Times - Oct 26 10:30 GMT - more ...

  • Don't kill me. Don't kill yourself. Stop texting and drive

    Have you ever had an experience behind the wheel when the difference between life and death was thinner than an eyelash? …

    Fox News - Oct 25 18:31 GMT - more ...

  • A Family Swept Up in the Migrant Tide

    Zain al-Abideen Majid’s father lifts him over a coil of glittering razor wire in the moonlit darkness of a Serbian farm, stretching to hand the boy to a relative on the other side. …

    New York Times - Oct 23 11:18 GMT - more ...

  • A dirty secret called grief

    At around midnight tonight, there will be a clandestine group of people logging on to their computers. They are not interested in Tinder, making stealthy purchases or Facebook. No, these people are grievers and I’m one of them. …

    The Guardian - Oct 11 08:49 GMT - more ...

  • Inter-condo dating can lead to love — or awkward elevator run-ins

    Sean Hoff moved to Liberty Village this summer seeking a fresh start in a “young, fun place” after a breakup. …

    Toronto Star - Sep 15 05:47 GMT - more ...

  • Pregnant at 10 and abortion's not an option

    Earlier this year, a 10-year-old girl in Paraguay made headlines when she arrived at a hospital 20 weeks pregnant. But this was not a one-off case. Last year, more than 700 girls aged 14 and younger gave birth in this South American nation of seven million people. …

    BBC - Sep 10 08:30 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 ...

  • Nerve-shredding footage captures skydiver's terrifying 30-minute ordeal as he hangs upside down from a plane after getting his suit caught before jumping

    This dramatic footage shows the terrifying moment a skydiver got his jumpsuit caught on a plane and was left hanging upside down for 30 minutes. …

    Daily Mail - Oct 29 12:57 GMT - more ...

  • Mind over meal: Study reveals a weight loss strategy you may never have considered.

    Much has been written about the positive benefits of mindfulness – the idea that you bring an awareness to the present moment and identify emotions as you feel them. But could the habit also benefit physical well being like reducing obesity, and by extension, the risk for heart disease? …

    Washington Post - Oct 25 18:33 GMT - more ...

  • In the lion's den: The Indian women who answer cat calls

    Rasila Vadher was among the first batch of women guards recruited by the forest department in the western state of Gujarat in 2007. …

    BBC - Oct 23 11:37 GMT - more ...

  • The bird that's more valuable than ivory

    The illegal trade in elephant tusks is well reported, but there's a type of "ivory" that's even more valuable. It comes from the helmeted hornbill - a bird that lives in the rainforests of East Asia and is now under threat, writes Mary Colwell. …

    BBC - Oct 12 23:54 GMT - more ...

  • Death of the Tiger

    he mobile-phone video clip shows a pair of soldiers pushing a naked, blindfolded man into the frame. His hands are tied behind his back. One soldier, dressed in the uniform of the Sri Lankan Army, forces him into a sitting position on the ground, kicks him in the back, and steps out of the way as the other soldier comes forward and shoots him in the back of the head.…

    New Yorker - Sep 24 20:30 GMT - more ...

  • Call for a ban on robots designed as sex toys

    A campaign has been launched calling for a ban on the development of robots that can be used for sex. …

    BBC - Sep 15 05:35 GMT - more ...

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