Hundreds of mannequin limbs block entrance to Russian embassy in protest of Aleppo air strikes

Hundreds of mannequin limbs block entrance to Russian embassy in protest of Aleppo air strikes

On 3 November activists from The Syria Campaign and Syria Solidarity UK blocked the entrance to the Russian Embassy in London to protest the bombing over Aleppo. Two activists chained themselves to the embassys gates, while a few dozen others have laid out 800 white mannequins limbs to represent the victims of the Russian and Syrian air strikes over the city. According to rights group Syrian Network for Human Rights, in October 2016 alone 1106 civilians were killed with 791 reportedly at the hands of the Assad regime and Russian forces. Nov 4, 2016
Reptile keeper baits 4.5m hungry crocodile before proposing to girlfriend

Reptile keeper baits 4.5m hungry crocodile before proposing to girlfriend

A reptile handler has proposed to his girlfriend inside an enclosure at the Australian Reptile Park just metres from Elvis, the hungry 4.5m crocodile in residence. According to the Mail Online, Elvis was dubbed the crankiest crocodile in Australia and this year celebrated his 50th birthday by eating half a cow. Before arriving at the park he apparently had a brief stay at a breeding farm where he ate several stablemates. The brave keeper, Billy Collett, an employee at the Australian Reptile Park, got down on one knee in front of an audience of park visitors and a crocodile he had tempted with a hunk of red meat just moments before. Collett is Head of Reptiles at the park and his fiancee, Siobhan Oxley, had willingly agreed to help feed the crocodile earlier that week, but with little idea of what was in store. She accepted the proposal tearfully. Nov 4, 2016
South Korea president denies being part of religious cult

South Korea president denies being part of religious cult

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has apologised for the political scandal she is alleged to have caused. Park is accused of letting close friend Choi Soon-sil influence state affairs. Choi was arrested on Monday but denies the allegations. Chois late father, Choi Tae-min, was leader of a religious sect and close to Park’s father, the late president Park Chung-hee. Local media has accused Park Geun-hye of taking part in sect rituals which she denied. Nov 4, 2016