Statue damaged as anger in Charlottesville boils over

A statue at a cemetery in Ohio has become the latest to be damaged by vandals in a wave of attacks on Confederate soldier monuments. Several stone figures have been targeted following the violence involving white-nationalists or supremacists and counter protesters in Charlottesville which “left one woman dead”:. On Aug. 12 a white nationalist rally …

Supporting Sierra Leone’s young landslide victims

With hundreds of people dead and missing in Sierra Leone’s landslides, many children have been left with nothing and no-one. Suffering deep trauma and loss, they need to feel safe, cared for and not alone. Aid workers are doing what they can with activities and psychological support provided by specialists to youngsters who have been …

Spain attacks: Terrorists were planning bigger attack

The alleged Islamist-militants behind the ramming of pedestrians with a van in central Barcelona last week were planning a much bigger attack involving explosives, according to judicial sources. One of the alleged assailants Mohamed Houli Chemlal testified on Tuesday (August 22) in front of the High Court in Madrid. He was arrested after being hurt …

‘Chibok girls’ ready to return to their communities

106 girls freed from Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria are ready to reintegrate into their communities and go back to school. Over 200 young women were kidnapped from the town of Chibok in April 2014. Since May, they’ve been receiving medical treatment and counseling. Throughout their captivity, the girls underwent traumatic experiences. Some were …

Fukushima ice wall near completion

Final efforts are underway to complete an ice wall at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Workers started freezing the last 7-meter section on Tuesday. The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, began freezing the 1.5km long wall in March 2016. The last section on the mountain side of the facility had been left unfrozen …

Afghan government welcomes Trump troops commitment

Afghanistan’s government has welcomed the commitment by the US president to step up the campaign against the Taliban and increase the number of US troops in the country. On the streets of Kabul, some residents were optimistic about the move, but others said they were tired of conflicts and didn’t want the Americans. The Taliban …