“I was getting married or having a belt with explosives on my hip”: the story of girls who are forcibly converted into suicide bombers by Boko Haram

“I was getting married or having a belt with explosives on my hip”: the story of girls who are forcibly converted into suicide bombers by Boko Haram

DISCLAIMER: The story is originally published by BBC. Falmata is receiving a complete beauty treatment. She knows she will look beautiful, but that will have a fatal consequence. Once it is ready, you will be tied to a belt full of explosives. Falmata is one of hundreds of young women,...

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“Child pornography, graphic violence … you have to be prepared to see anything”: the experience of a Facebook moderator

“Child pornography, graphic violence … you have to be prepared to see anything”: the experience of a Facebook moderator

“It’s mostly pornography,” says Sarah Katz, recalling the eight months she worked as a Facebook moderator. “The agency was very direct about what kind of content we would see and how graphic it was, so we knew what we were facing,” she clarifies. Katz refers to the agency of human...

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What happens to your body if you spend 20 days without going to the bathroom?

What happens to your body if you spend 20 days without going to the bathroom?

To spend 20 days without defecating seems impossible, it is undoubtedly uncomfortable and dangerous? The question comes in the wake of the “clean-up strike” that has been undertaken by a man in Harlow, United Kingdom, whom the police accuse of hiding drugs inside his body. The suspect has already completed 20...

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How scientists try to identify pedophiles by studying their hands

How scientists try to identify pedophiles by studying their hands

In videos or pictures of children who are sexually abused, the perpetrators often remain hidden behind the camera while their hands remain visible. This represented a challenge for police forces around the world to identify suspects. Staying off-screen may have given them anonymity in the past, but now Sue Black of...

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71 people killed after a commercial plane crashed in Russia shortly after taking off from Moscow

71 people killed after a commercial plane crashed in Russia shortly after taking off from Moscow

A total of 65 passengers and six crew members died on Sunday in Russia, after a Russian commercial plane crashed shortly after taking off from one of Moscow’s main airports. The aircraft, operated by Saratov Airlines, disappeared from radar moments after takeoff from Domodedovo airport in the Russian capital. The regional jet,...

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Court indicts prime suspect in Zainab murder case

Court indicts prime suspect in Zainab murder case

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday indicted the prime accused, Imran Ali Naqshbandi, in the rape and murder case of minor Zainab. During hearing of the case earlier today, ATC Judge Sajjad Ahmad indicted the suspect in the murder case of seven-year-old Zainab, who was kidnapped from near her...

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This is the best decision you can make in life, according to neuroscientist Moran Cerf

This is the best decision you can make in life, according to neuroscientist Moran Cerf

Do they talk to our brains without us noticing? It seems so, according to studies on synchrony between the electrical impulses of different people brain made by Moran Cerf, professor of neuroscience and business at the University of Northwestern (United States) and a professor at the American Film Institute. For...

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Redheaded, bald, frozen and even stunned: 157 new emojis that you’ll soon be able to use on your cell phone

Redheaded, bald, frozen and even stunned: 157 new emojis that you’ll soon be able to use on your cell phone

Do you feel like crying? It is very hot? Or rather a cold that is freezing you? Or what happens to you is that you woke up somewhat stunned? If so, you can finally represent those and many other emotions in your online conversations with the new emoji list that has just been...

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Why does this vase cost US $ 6,000?

Why does this vase cost US $ 6,000?

Did you ever find out about the price of an object why you are so expensive? It’s a question you might ask about this vase. It is called the Pantera vase and was one of the creations of Josiah Wedgwood, the founder of the firm that bears his surname and...

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The “most luxurious book in the world” sank with the Titanic: Rubaiyat

The “most luxurious book in the world” sank with the Titanic: Rubaiyat

“When the Titanic sank on the night of April 14, 1912 (…), its most eminent victim was a book.” The Franco-Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf may have exaggerated a bit in his historical novel Samarkand, originally published in 1988. Or maybe not. It all depends on who you ask. The book of...

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Farooq Sattar dissolves MQM Rabita Committee, calls for fresh intra-party polls on Feb 17

Farooq Sattar dissolves MQM Rabita Committee, calls for fresh intra-party polls on Feb 17

Hours after Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Rabita Committee (Coordination Committee) moved to remove him from the convener’s position, Dr Farooq Sattar called a general workers’ meeting at PIB where he announced to dissolve the Rabita Committee and called for holding fresh intra-party polls on February 17, to determine the new...

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Qazi Wajid: Veteran Actor passed away creating a legacy of great acting

Qazi Wajid: Veteran Actor passed away creating a legacy of great acting

KARACHI: Renowned TV actor Qazi Wajid passed away on Sunday in Karachi after being admitted to the hospital previous evening. He was 87. The actor was admitted to the hospital in Karachi yesterday due to cardiac pain.   The veteran actor was also awarded with a Pride of Performance Award in...

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CJP promises fair and free Elections

CJP promises fair and free Elections

LAHORE: Expressing his firm belief in democracy, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said on Sunday the judiciary would ensure free and fair general elections in the country. “You will have free and fair election. I am making this announcement on behalf of my brother judges and the entire...

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Human Rights Lawyer and Social Activist Asma Jahangir passed away in Lahore

Human Rights Lawyer and Social Activist Asma Jahangir passed away in Lahore

Renowned senior lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir passed away in Lahore on Sunday, DawnNews reported. She is survived by a son and two daughters. People gather at Asma Jahangir’s residence, following her death, in Lahore. ─ AP The family told DawnNews that Jahangir had suffered from a cardiac arrest and was subsequently...

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Siege of army base in held Kashmir continues; toll now 10

Siege of army base in held Kashmir continues; toll now 10

SRINAGAR: The death toll from a suspected militant attack on an army base in India-held Kashmir climbed to 10, police said, as a siege at the compound stretched into a second day. A firefight erupted on Saturday when an unknown number of heavily-armed men stormed the base in Jammu, the...

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