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
100 years of transgender rights

100 years of transgender rights

IBTimes UK looks back at the past century of developments for trans people, from the development of the Institute of Sexual Research in 1919, to the popularity of figures such as Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner in modern times. Mar 31, 2017