Dramatic memories of December 1971

Now, 48 years on, Julian Francis still has nightmares about those days

Liu Jingyao, a University of Minnesota student who accused the Chinese billionaire Richard Liu of rape, in Minneapolis, Aug. 4, 2019. China's elites face little scrutiny over widespread claims of sexual harassment and assault; victims can face shaming on an astonishing scale. Liu has been called a slut, a whore, a liar and worse on online posts viewed by hundreds of millions. (Caroline Yang/The New York Times)

One woman versus the Chinese internet

She accused a tech billionaire of rape, the Chinese internet turned against her

The sicario, or assassin, second from right, and others in a makeshift witness protection programme created by the police chief in the Mexican state of Morelos, during a religious service, Jan 28, 2019. The New York Times

Mexico’s deadliest assassin turns on his cartel

“They took away everything left in me that was human and made me a monster,” said the hit man

Police officers run past a vehicle on fire after a group of lawyers stormed the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore, Pakistan December 11, 2019. REUTERS

Lawyers vs doctors in Pakistan hospital

Three patients die as lawyers ransack a hospital in a row with doctors

Miss World 2019 Toni Ann Singh of Jamaica celebrates winning the Miss World final in London, Britain Dec 14, 2019. REUTERS

Jamaican wins Miss World title

She pledges to use her title to work for ‘sustainable change’ for women and children

An advertisement poster of a shop selling pepper spray is pictured in New Delhi, India Dec 9, 2019. REUTERS

India seeks to fast-track hanging for rapists

It comes after a string of brutal sex attacks

Climate change activists of Extinction Rebellion hold banners after unloading a truck filled with horse excrements in front of UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, December 14, 2019. Reuters

Activists dump manure outside climate summit

They stage a mock hanging outside the venue of a UN climate summit in Madrid

File Photo: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits The Kelpies sculpture to unveil a plaque to name the Queen Elizabeth II canal near Falkirk, Scotland, Britain, Jul 5, 2017. REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth seeks social media director

She is seeking a social media guru to develop content and help her stay connected with her millions of followers

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FILE PHOTO: Telenor flag flutters next to the company's headquarters in Fornebu, Norway, June 1, 2017. Reuters

Huawei will play role
in 5G rollout: Telenor

Telenor will use equipment from Huawei in building Norway's 5G network

Johnson eyes parliament Brexit vote before Christmas

PM Johnson and his team were triumphant last week when he won a commanding majority of 80 at an early election in UK.

Miss World 2019 Toni Ann Singh of Jamaica celebrates winning the Miss World final in London, Britain Dec 14, 2019. REUTERS

Jamaican wins Miss World title

She pledges to use her title to work for ‘sustainable change’ for women and children