Six In The Morning Thursday 16 May 2019

Water every 10 days: The families on the front line of India’s environmental crisis

Updated 0740 GMT (1540 HKT) May 16, 2019

Hundreds of empty plastic jugs wait in rows on the cracked, dry, dusty earth. Hovering expectantly nearby, the residents of Vasant Kunj slum in South Delhi, one of the city’s largest and poorest, stand waiting for a government water tanker to arrive.

It’s been 10 days.

Ten days since they last received a drop of water. For many families, their containers ran out days ago. They are thirsty and dirty.

Fugitive ex-leader of Eta, Josu Ternera, detained in France

Basque terrorist group’s former leader tracked down after 16 years on the run

A former leader of the Basque terrorist group Eta has been arrested in France, Spain’s interior ministry has said, after more than 16 years on the run.

Jose Antonio Urrutikoetxea Bengoetxea, better known as Josu Ternera, was once Eta’s political chief. He was detained “in the early hours of the morning in Sallanches in the French Alps,” the ministry said.

Eta killed more than 800 people in more than four decades of violence aimed at establishing an independent Basque state.

Sudan military suspends talks until Khartoum roadblocks removed, protest leaders say

Sudan’s military rulers on Wednesday suspended crucial talks with protesters on installing civilian rule, insisting that negotiations will resume only after demonstrators remove roadblocks put up in parts of Khartoum, protest leaders said.

The suspension came after at least eight people were reported wounded by gunshots near a sit-in in the capital, shortly before decisive talks were to be held between the ruling military council and the protest leaders on a transitional governing body.

Army generals and protest leaders were expected to finalise the make-up of a new body to govern Sudan for three years, the thorniest issue in installing civilian rule.

How women in Mexico used a whistle to catch a serial rapist

They caught their rapist in 2016. Now, Guardia Ciudadana continue to protect, develop their northeast Mexico community.


 One whistle means an outsider has been spotted; two means be on the lookout for suspicious activity; and three, danger, get the equipment and join the group in the nearby meeting point.

On the night a man, who has confessed to 10 rapes and is suspected of sexually assaulting dozens of others in the town of Juarez, Mexico, was caught, a woman blew the whistle three times.

A group of dozens of residents from the community had been on the search since one of their neighbours, Lucero, a single mother, ended up in the hospital after being sexually assaulted, stabbed and had parts of her genitals cut with a knife in March 2015.

2019 election: Why politics is toxic for Australia’s women

Australian women in politics have had enough.

A slew of allegations of sexist bullying and misogyny have emerged in recent years, while at the same time the country has steadily tumbled down the global rankings for female political representation.

Australia has tended to favour “larrikin” and “aggressor” MPs who thrive in the “rough-and-tumble” atmosphere of Canberra. But women MPs are increasingly saying that’s a culture in dire need of change.

As the country prepares to go to the polls on Saturday, the BBC looks at what’s come to be known as the “women problem” in Australian politics.

Osaka red light district to be closed during G-20 summit

A major red light district in Osaka will be closed during the Group of 20 summit in late June, the first such decision in 30 years, the local restaurant association said Thursday.

All 159 members of the Tobita Shinchi association will not operate during the June 28-29 gathering as the association sought to “avoid causing disruption in the area,” one of its officials said.

The association also deemed that workers at member businesses would have problems commuting as large-scale traffic restrictions will be in place during the two-day gathering of world leaders.