A woman in the UK says that being overweight caused her to go blind.Charlotte Owen says it was as if someone suddenly turned off the lights.Grappling in the darkness she called out for help as the horrifying reality dawned on her – she had gone blind.Terrified, she called her dad Brian who raced her to hospital, where doctors told her she would probably never see again."It was devastating," she
Miami police have identified the cop who misfired and wounded a black behavioural therapist while trying to shoot the man's autistic patient.North Miami city manager Larry M. Spring said Officer Jonathan Aledda is responsible for mistakenly shooting Charles Kinsey while the therapist rushed to the aid of his troubled patient.Aledda, 30, a member of Miami's SWAT unit who has served on the force for
A shooting at a Munich shopping centre which left nine people dead was carried out by one gunman who then killed himself, German police have said.The suspect was an 18-year-old German-Iranian dual national who lived in Munich, police told a news conference, but his motive is unclear.Sixteen people were injured, three critically, police added.A huge manhunt was launched following reports that up to
The community of Phomolong in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni, took matters into their own hands and stormed a school.They had discovered that a grade one pupil had allegedly been raped on the premises on 24 June, the day the school closed for the mid-term break. Apparently the child told her mum that the culprit was going to kill her if she said a word.The crowd of more than 200 residents was blocked by cops
A therapist who was looking after an autistic man was shot by police while he was lying in the street with his hands up.A video shows Charles Kinsey asking the police not to shoot him, during the incident in Miami.The 47-year-old, unarmed black man works with people with disabilities.At the time of the incident he was trying to get his 27-year-old patient back to a facility safely.Authorities said
A teenage girl born without limbs lives her life in a plastic bowl because of a mysterious condition that stopped her arms and legs developing properly.Rahma Haruna is a bright, happy girl, despite being practically limbless and in constant pain.The 19-year-old, from Kano, Nigeria, was born a healthy baby but at six months old her growth came to a sudden halt and she stopped hitting key developmen
An HIV-infected man in his 40s has told how he makes a living by being paid to have sex with children.Eric Aniva, who would not reveal his exact age, lives in the Nsanje district of southern Malawi where he works a sex worker.His work - known as a "hyena" - is embedded into the sacred traditions of his village.There, young women are regularly "cleansed" by having sex with a hyena, sometimes as pu
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