Aditya Dakhore

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Ask a North Korean: what's life like in the army?

In North Korea, men serve in the military for 10 years and women for seven. The special unit working as Kim Jong-un’s personal bodyguards serve for 13.<p>Military service is compulsory in the DPRK and most people enlist after high school. Those who are accepted into universities do their military …

North Korea

Welcome turns increasingly hostile in Kos as migrant numbers grow

Almost everything about Alan Kurdi's short life was unfair. One of the biggest, and finally fatal, inequities was that his family spent €4,000 ($5,900) for space on a rubber dinghy when seats on a modern catamaran making the same trip – from the Turkish resort of Bodrum to the Greek island of Kos – …

Hundreds of wild animals to be slaughtered in Limpopo, South Africa

New hunting controversy – two months after Cecil the lion was shot – which will see animals shot from specially erected platforms rekindles debate on big game hunting<p>Animal welfare groups in South Africa on Monday failed to prevent the opening of a week-long “driven hunt”, in which foreign hunters …

South Africa

Severe drought, floods destroy crops in Papua New Guinea highlands | Reuters

AVANINOFI, Papua New Guinea (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One day last March, farmers in this village on the banks of the Kafetina River, in the mountainous highlands of Papua New Guinea, watched their food gardens swept away by pouring rain, flooding and landslides.<p>Just months later, a severe …

PSA: The DxO ONE Requires Two Hands at All Times

The new DxO ONE has generated a good deal of hype thanks to its promises of turning iPhones into 20MP “DSLR-quality” cameras. The first reviews of …

Hate crimes against Muslims soar in London

The number of hate crimes against Muslims in London has risen by almost three quarters in a year, according to police figures, with women who wear veils particularly vulnerable.<p>There were 816 Islamophobic offences recorded across the city in the 12 months up to July this year, compared with 478 for …

Crime