At least 38 people killed after bus ploughs into rara parade in Haiti

At least 38 people killed after bus ploughs into rara parade in Haiti

At least 38 people were killed and about a dozen were injured in northern Haiti on 11 March, after a bus drove into a parade of pedestrians. The bus driver was feeling from an accident, which had already killed one person, when they ploughed into three ‘rara’ parades – a music festival that happens around Easter week. Haitian roads are dangerous and chaotic, with few rules observed by pedestrians, motorcyclists and drivers. Mar 13, 2017
Sturgeon urges support for second Scottish referendum

Sturgeon urges support for second Scottish referendum

In a video posted to SNPs Twitter account Nicola Sturgeon urges people to sign a petition for a second referendum, saying that their attempts to compromise have been ignored. The video comes on the same day that she laid out her plans for this referendum in 2018 or 2019. Mar 13, 2017
Nicola Sturgeon sets out plan for second Scottish referendum in either 2018 or 2019

Nicola Sturgeon sets out plan for second Scottish referendum in either 2018 or 2019

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on 13 March a plan to seek the authority to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence. The SNP leader said that she would seek the authority of the Scottish Parliament to agree with the UK government the details of a section 30 order to hold a referendum. Sturgeon indicated that a possible referendum would take place between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May will reportedly trigger Article 50 on 14 March. Mar 13, 2017
Mute teen born without jaw has rap lyrics brought to life by hip-hop star Trap House

Mute teen born without jaw has rap lyrics brought to life by hip-hop star Trap House

Born without a jaw, 17-year-old Isaiah Acosta has never spoken a word. Yet, he just released his first rap song, Oxygen to Fly. The song speaks to his struggles of living with a condition called situs inversus and his survival, despite huge doubts. Recognising Isaiah has a lot to say, Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals introduced him to Phoenix-based rapper Trap House, who gave a voice to Isaiahs lyrics and his first track, for which sales will benefit childrens hospitals. Isaiahs experience was recorded in this documentary short, produced by Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals and directed by Torben Bernhard. Mar 13, 2017
Irate Millwall fan punches Spurs supporter after FA Cup London derby

Irate Millwall fan punches Spurs supporter after FA Cup London derby

After a humiliating 6-0 loss in the FA cup quarter final, a video appears to show a Millwall fan snap and punch a taunting Tottenham supporter in the face on 12 March. Fans of Tottenham Hotspur and Millwall clashed before their teams met, as police tried to keep the fans separate and under control. The FA is also investigating Millwalls fans after they reportedly targeted Tottenham Hotspur forward Heung-min Son with racist chants. Mar 13, 2017
Syrias war: The conflict explained

Syrias war: The conflict explained

What started with young men vandalizing the walls of a school with the words “It’s your turn, Doctor Bashar al-Assad” in February 2011 has evolved into six years of bloodshed, violence and destruction. Syria, the Arab Spring’s greatest failure, is fast approaching another anniversary. Newsweek details Syria’s descent into war, one that has transformed a people, a country, and a region, potentially forever. Mar 13, 2017