A government troop gestures to people evacuating Marawi city, southern Philippines May 24, 2017. © Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

Social Media Reveals Chaos in Philippines as ISIS Battle Government Forces

Photographs and videos shared across social media platforms are revealing utter chaos in the Philippines city of Marawi as government forces and militants linked to Islamic State battle for control. Marawi, which is colloquially known as the ‘Islamic city’ is the focal point of a dramatic outbreak of violence on the archipelago’s southern island of …

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Philippines Crisis: Martial Law on Mindanao in Face of ISIS-Linked Onslaught

Militants affiliated with Islamic State are vying for control of the city of Marawi in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte put the island of Mindanao under martial law, ordered in special forces and cut short his state visit to Russia. Islamist-extremist insurgents from the Maute group are engaging government forces in firefights and the area, …

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Indian Police Claim Rats Drank 900,000 Liters of Confiscated Alcohol

Police in the Indian state of Bihar, where alcohol was outlawed last April, have accused rats of decimating the majority of the stash of booze confiscated over the past year – over 40,000 cases, or about 900,000 liters. According to the Hindu newspaper, senior superintendent of police of state capital Patna, Manu Maharaj, was informed …

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China Mimics Central Asian States, Bans Long Beards in Restive Region

Chinese President Xi Jinping called recently for the creation of a “great wall of iron” in an effort to curb extremist violence in China’s troubled far-western province of Xinjiang. Shortly thereafter, the Xinjiang People’s Congress adopted legislation that targets Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking, mostly Muslim ethnic minority. The new legislation, which came into effect April 1, …

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Holy Cow! Butchers Face Life Sentence in India for Slaughtering Sacred Animal

Those slaughtering cows now face a life sentence in the Indian state of Gujarat, after lawmakers voted to pass new measures to protect the sacred animal, up from a previous punishment of seven years. The state law is the toughest in the country Under current Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s term as the state’s chief minister, …

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The girl was burned alive in Hariyadhana, India. © Google maps

Young Indian Woman ‘Burned Alive’ for Protesting Cutting of Trees

A woman in her 20s was burnt alive by a group of villagers in northern India for protesting the cutting of trees on her family’s farm to widen a road, according to local reports. The woman, identified in local media as ‘Lalita’, had objected to the trees being cleared in the village of Hariyadhana, in …

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‘Hundreds of Rohingyas’ Killed in Myanmar Crackdown

Myanmar’s security forces have committed mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims and burned down villages since October in a campaign that likely amounts to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing, according to the United Nations. “The ‘area clearance operations’ have likely resulted in hundreds of deaths,” a report from the UN’s human …

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18 year old Anwar Ali lies in excruciating pain following a crash with a bus while onlookers film © Dw News / Facebook

18yo Left to Bleed to Death on Roadside in India While Onlookers Film (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Onlookers refused to help Anwar Ali, 18, after he was struck by a bus while cycling in Koppal, southern India, about 1,800km from the capital Delhi. Local media reports that bystanders didn’t come to his aid, instead filming him on their phones. “No-one came to his help, they were making video and clicking pictures.If someone …

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‘If There’s Sugar, Ants Will Come’: Indian Politicians Blame Women for NYE ‘Mass Molestation’

A minister and an MP in India have come under fire for suggesting that it’s the way women dress that’s to blame for the mass sex attack in Bangalore on New Year’s Eve. A minister and an MP in India have come under fire for suggesting that it’s the way women dress that’s to blame …

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