Louise Shepherd

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Plea for justice after S Africa anti-migrant violence

Victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa are calling for justice.<p>Seven people have been killed in three weeks of violence - just the latest in a series of attacks against African migrants living in the country.<p>Al Jazeera met the family of one victim whose murder was caught on camera.<p>Charles …

First HIV self-testing kits go on sale in UK

The UK’s first HIV testing kits, which can be ordered online and used at home, have gone on sale, meaning individuals will be able to check whether they have been infected without having to visit a healthcare professional.<p>The BioSure kit, which costs £29.95 (US$45.30), containing a small blood vial …

Can Monks Really Go Into 200-Year Trances?

How the traditional death and mummification of a Buddhist monk turned into a wild Western fantasy<p>Recent reports from Mongolia that a recently …

The British soldier fighting Isil with the Kurds

An unlikely group of foreigners is fighting in Syria against Islamic State<p>There's a 66-year-old retired teacher from Canada and a handful of ex-British army soldiers.<p>There is an American fundamentalist Christian whose Muslim Kurdish comrades wait for him to say grace before beginning their evening …

In the poor heart of Glasgow, political loyalties melt away

Photograph: Murdo MacLeod /Observer<p>Old water towers at Cranhill. Possibly the area’s most famous former residents are Angus Young and brother Malcolm who found stardom after they moved to Australia and formed AC/DC. Their now demolished house stood in front of this strange …

11 Rare Beatles Pics You've Never Seen Before That Just Surfaced

From the archive of manager Bob Bonis, rare photographs of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones have been put up for sale on Ebay. These photographs, taken in the mid-'60s over the years Bonis managed the two bands, have existed in a private collection for 50 years until their Ebay unveil on Feb. …

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Drowning in plastic

I just sat next to a coral reef and watched the sharks go by,” says Céline Cousteau. The filmmaker is talking about a recent dive in Australia, when for once she left her camera behind. “There’s a certain grace when a massive tiger shark acknowledges your presence but just swings by. It doesn’t …

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See 50 Years of David Bowie's Hairstyles in 5 Seconds

World Cup<p>The least red-white-and-blue (if you don’t count Russia!) major sporting event in our time will be the most chaotic, entertaining, and …

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

The Real Knockouts of Women’s Boxing

Even the sport’s reigning champions have trouble making a living without turning themselves into sex symbols.<p>It’s a singular experience, being served blueberry pancakes by a national champion. But for pro boxing middleweight Tori Nelson, ranked #1 in the U.S. and #2 in the world, my order was just …

Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Wakinyan Two Bulls, #OglalaLakota, sits in the talus field below #MatoTipila, or Bear's Lodge, (AKA: #DevilsTower) in #Wyoming. The areas surrounding this volcanic plug have long been a place where plains tribes went for Hanbleceya, or vision quest. More unpublished photos from this @natgeo magazine assignment at @outsiderbooks.

Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes.<p>Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants …

Ants