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Pope: ‘peace is based on respect for each person’
Aung San Suu Kyi finds common ground with Orbán over Islam
But the leader of Myanmar has found a new ally in far-right, staunchly anti-immigrant Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán.
In a rare trip to Europe, state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel peace prize laureate who was once the figurehead of the fight for democracy in Myanmar, met Orbán in Budapest. There, the two leaders found common ground on the subject of immigration and Islam .
Sudan: Security forces ‘hiding corpses’ of protesters dumped in the Nile and ‘raping doctors’ amid brutal crackdown
Khartoum now a ‘ghost town gripped by fear’ after 101 people killed in surge of violence
Bel TrewMiddle East Correspondent
The bodies of dozens of slain protesters have been pulled from the Nile in Khartoum and taken to an unknown location, opposition activists have claimed, after 101 people were killed across Sudan during a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy rallies.
Feared paramilitary group the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) allegedly retrieved at least 40 corpses from the river on Tuesday, according to Sudan Doctors’ Committee, who organised the main sit-in in the capital that was cleared the day before.
Protesters separately told The Independent they witnessed the paramilitaries hurling corpses into the river in the capital after opening fire on civilians.
Plastic Surgery and BotoxThe Pressure to Be Beautiful in South Korea
Lips plumped up during the lunch break, implants for a rounder head: Cosmetic surgery is extremely common in South Korea, even among men. The pressure to look good in the country is immense.
By Katharina Graça Peters and Suhwa Lee (photos), in Seoul
It’s been a few years since Park Jae Hun has had a relationship, but he hopes that’s all about to change. After all, he’s been doing what he can to improve his prospects.
He’s already had surgery on his eyelids and nose. Now the contours of his chin will be enhanced, and the corners of his mouth corrected to point upwards, so he’ll look friendlier. Park says that he’d like to have a beautiful girlfriend, adding: “Maybe this will give me better chances.”
Park, 29, is sitting in a café in the South Korean capital Seoul. His hair is thinning, so he sometimes wears a hairpiece, as he is today. After coffee, he’ll head over to the clinic for his appointment.
Syrian Kurds repatriate 8 people from IS group families to US
Two American women and six children from families of suspected Islamic State (IS) group members were repatriated to the United States on Wednesday in the latest transfers from a crowded camp in Syria.
It comes after Norway on Monday retrieved five Norwegian orphans from the same camp and Kurdish authorities started sending hundreds of Syrian women and children home as part of a wider effort to clear Al-Hol of its Syrian inhabitants.
Staggering homeless count stuns LA officials
Updated 0435 GMT (1235 HKT) June 6, 2019
The stunning increase in homelessness announced in Los Angeles this week — up 16% over last year citywide — was an almost incomprehensible conundrum given the nation’s booming economy and the hundreds of millions of dollars that city, county and state officials have directed toward the problem.