A 13-year-old Russian-German girl has admitted making up a story about being kidnapped and raped by migrants in a case that triggered a furore in Germany and briefly embroiled Berlin police in a spat with the Kremlin, state prosecutors said.
The parents of the teenager, named only as Lisa, reported her missing on 11 January after she
“If I die, nobody will call me a prostitute anymore.” In a suicide note speaking of loss of faith in the judicial process, the “rape victim” who killed herself in Bhilai on Thursday left behind this wish.
The 21-year-old was found hanging from a ceiling fan when police arrived to issue court summons for the next hearing on
NATO is considering joining the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on Thursday.
“Thanks to the leadership of NATO (head) Jens Stoltenberg we are exploring the possibility of NATO joining the coalition as a member itself,” Mr Carter said after a meeting of the
Yemen could become a new breeding ground for child soldiers, Unicef has warned, as the rise of extreme violence around the world undermines efforts to end the practice.
Twenty years on from a landmark report that put child soldiers on the global agenda, Unicef says tens of thousands of children are engaged in warfare, as conflicts rage in the
At least 10 people were killed and scores more injured, police say, after two passenger trains collided in the German state of Bavaria.The head-on crash happened near Bad Aibling, a spa town about 60km (37 miles) south-east of Munich.The transport minister said the trains had crashed into each other while both travelling at around 100km/h
Tim Franks reports from a school, in the northern region of Tigray, affected by one of Ethiopia's worst ever droughts. The country has developed rapidly over the past 15 years but, as hunger is starting to bite in rural populations, the government is now struggling to keep Ethiopia's children in education.
ONCUPINAR, Turkey: Tens of thousands of Syrians were stranded at the border with Turkey Monday after escaping a Russia-backed government offensive in Aleppo, as Germany's chancellor prepared to visit Ankara to press for tighter border controls.
Turkey has vowed to help the crowds of people, including many women and children, but has not opened its
The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting following North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket.The meeting was requested by South Korea, Japan and the US to agree on a collective response to the launch.Pyongyang said it fired the rocket to place a satellite in orbit, but critics believe the real purpose was to test a ballistic
A news reporter was sexually assaulted live on TV when a man came behind her and grabbed her breast.
The unnamed man, whose face we have blurred, made a series of faces and mimicked a sexual act behind her as his friends joined in.
He then touched Esmeralda Labye's breast during the live television feed.
The Belgian journalist, from
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in rural parts of the country hit by a drought.An estimated 2.4 million people are now in need of food aid, more than a quarter of the population.The announcement comes days after the EU urged Mr Mugabe to declare a state of disaster so donors can raise money quickly to provide