A man visiting a forest park in the eastern Indian state of Odisha was mauled to death by a bear last week while trying to take a selfie with the animal, according to forest department officers.
The Hindustan Times reported that Prabhu Bhatara was on his way with a group from a wedding in Kotapad, India. He spotted the injured bear while attending to “nature’s call” near a forest and approached the bear despite the group cautioning against it.
Since last August, more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled a brutal military crackdown in the Buddhist majority country of Myanmar, where they are denied citizenship and reportedly face an array of human rights abuses, to seek refuge in Bangladesh.
And many other Rohingya refugees were turned away, leaving thousands stranded at sea.
Protesters in the Pakistani city of Kasur took to the streets for the third day Friday over the rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab Amin, whose body was uncovered on a pile of garbage this week, days after she was reported missing.
According to an autopsy report, Zainab was sodomized and strangled to death. Dr. Quratulain Atique, who did the autopsy, told CNN that there were torture marks on her face and her tongue was “crushed between her teeth.”
In India, homosexual acts are punishable by up to 10 years in prison. But on Monday, the country’s highest court announced it will re-examine the ban.
Enacted by the British 153 years ago in 1860, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code outlaws “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” and also bans oral sex between man and woman, holding that only penile-vaginal sex was not "against the order of nature.”
One September morning in 1983, Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov, a 44-year-old commanding officer with the Soviet Union’s Air Defense Forces, saved the world from erupting into nuclear war.
According to the New York Times, Petrov died on May 19 at age 77, but news of his death was widely unrecognized at the time.