France: Huge fire erupts at Dunkirk migrant camp following clashes

France: Huge fire erupts at Dunkirk migrant camp following clashes

A large blaze has ravaged a migrant camp that is home to over a thousand people in north-western France. More than half of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk has been destroyed by a huge fire following violent clashes involving up to 150 people earlier in the evening. Apr 11, 2017
How gay people are being persecuted in Chechnya

How gay people are being persecuted in Chechnya

More than 100 gay men have been detained in concentration camp-style prisons in the Russian region of Chechnya, according to reports by local newspaper Novaya Gazeta, corroborated by human rights organisations. But what is the status of homosexuality in the disputed region? Apr 11, 2017
F-16 fighter jet crashes in Maryland

F-16 fighter jet crashes in Maryland

An F-16 fighter jet went down in flames just south of Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on April 5. The pilot ejected and was taken to the hopital.  Apr 7, 2017
Distraught father cries for entire family killed in Syria gas attack

Distraught father cries for entire family killed in Syria gas attack

Youssef Abdel Hamid, a resident of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, lost more than 20 members of his extended family in the 4 April chemical attack, including his wife Dalal and their two infant children Aya and Ahmed.The use of a chemical agent was confirmed on 6 April by Turkish autopsies of the bodies. Apr 6, 2017
‘Impregnate the rivals’: Burundi men sing song inciting rape

‘Impregnate the rivals’: Burundi men sing song inciting rape

Burundi men belonging to the youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD party were attending an event organised by the party in the commune of Ntega, in Kirundo province which borders Rwanda on 1 April. This has been confirmed by both the government and human rights groups. Apr 6, 2017
Iraqi army continues battle against Isis, nears Mosuls Old City

Iraqi army continues battle against Isis, nears Mosuls Old City

Iraqi forces continue their fight against Isis on the edge of the Old City in Mosul. The neighbourhood around the al-Nuri mosque is the focus of the advance. Three years ago, Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed a caliphate there.Narrow streets in this densely populated area have slowed down the army’s advance. Residents say Isis militants use them as human shields. According to the UN, several hundred civilians have been killed in the past month. Apr 1, 2017