Pro surfer abducted and raped for two months on a houseboat in India

A young pro surfer was held captive on a squalid houseboat and raped every night for two months after she was kidnapped in India. Carmen Greentree was just 22 when she took time out from surfing to study under the Dalai Lama in the Himalayas in May 2004. After saying goodbye to her parents in … Read more Pro surfer abducted and raped for two months on a houseboat in India

Mother elephant gives her calf a helpful shove as it struggles to climb over roadside barrier

Jumbo effort! Mother elephant gives her calf a helpful shove as it struggles to climb over roadside barrier Footage shows elephants climbing over barrier in the Gudalur of Nilgiris district in India Two of the elephants make it over the barrier but the youngest struggles  The mother climbs back over so she can hoist the … Read more Mother elephant gives her calf a helpful shove as it struggles to climb over roadside barrier

Facebook ‘to close TikTok copycat Lasso’ as app failed to take off with young users

Facebook is planning to shut down its TikTok copycat Lasso, after the year-and-a-half-old app failed to take off with young users. Lasso, which enables account-holders to post 15-second videos, was billed as the social media giant’s answer to its China-based competitor. But it was bogged down by problems early on, with its developer Brady Voss … Read more Facebook ‘to close TikTok copycat Lasso’ as app failed to take off with young users

Thousands of artefacts from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company vessel to be scanned with X-rays

Thousands of artefacts recovered from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company sailing ship will be scanned using new X-ray equipment to reveal hidden details. The ‘Rooswijk’ — a so-called ‘retourschip’ built for long journeys — sank off of the coast of Kent in January 1740 after running aground on Goodwin Sands. Archaeologists visited the wreck … Read more Thousands of artefacts from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company vessel to be scanned with X-rays

Thousands of artefacts from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company vessel to be scanned with X-rays

Thousands of artefacts recovered from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company sailing ship will be scanned using new X-ray equipment to reveal hidden details. The ‘Rooswijk’ — a so-called ‘retourschip’ built for long journeys — sank off of the coast of Kent in January 1740 after running aground on Goodwin Sands. Archaeologists visited the wreck … Read more Thousands of artefacts from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company vessel to be scanned with X-rays

Grandmother, 94, who went missing from Indian village has been reunited with grandson after 40 YEARS

Grandmother, 94, who went missing from her Indian village has been reunited with her grandson after 40 YEARS of living with a surrogate family who found her wandering a highway Panchu Bai, vanished in 1979 after leaving home in Maharashtra in western India Her family frantically searched for Panchu who suffers with memory problems She … Read more Grandmother, 94, who went missing from Indian village has been reunited with grandson after 40 YEARS

Man drags alleged wife by hair and assaults her in public

Wife is dragged through the streets and beaten in India ‘after trying to stop her husband from marrying another woman’ Footage shows the moment a woman is dragged through a village by her hair  The incident reportedly took place in Bahir, northern India, district on June 24  At the beginning of the clip, the woman … Read more Man drags alleged wife by hair and assaults her in public

Man drags alleged wife by hair and assaults her in public

Wife is dragged through the streets and beaten in India ‘after trying to stop her husband from marrying another woman’ Footage shows the moment a woman is dragged through a village by her hair  The incident reportedly took place in Bahir, northern India, district on June 24  At the beginning of the clip, the woman … Read more Man drags alleged wife by hair and assaults her in public

Asteroid that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago DID wipe out the dinosaurs

An asteroid that hit the Earth 66 million years ago ‘had to be responsible’ for the demise of the dinosaurs, according to a new study into the effects of the impact.  Researchers from Imperial College London created mathematical models of the impact volcanic activity and a large asteroid would have on dinosaur habitats.  The space … Read more Asteroid that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago DID wipe out the dinosaurs

India bans TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps amid deadly border conflict

India bans TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps amid deadly border conflict between the two nuclear-armed nations Tik Tok and 58 other, mostly Chinese owned, apps have been banned in India The Indian Ministry of Information Technology cited security concerns The ministry claims it received several reports of data theft and privacy violation The ban … Read more India bans TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps amid deadly border conflict