Escaped captives told BBC Panorama that some of the 219 girls flog those who can’t recite Qur’an and slit throats of captured males
Some of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants last year have been brainwashed to begin fighting for the Islamist group, with many carrying out public beatings and even killings, other captives have told the BBC.
Women who claim they lived in the same camps as some of the 219 girls who were taken from their school in the town of Chibok last April told the Panorama progamme that many are now administering punishments on behalf of Boko Haram.
Planning on shopping for a new car in the near future? Be careful what you give the salesperson before you decide to buy anything. Many dealers will pull a credit report on you – even if you haven’t authorized it—and it WILL harm your credit. [Jalopnik]
Extending their catalogue of fashion videos and increasing their prominence as a luxury fashion brand, Marcelo Burlon’s County of Milan has released this one-minute clip for their Fall/Winter 2015 womenswear collection. Directed by Daniel Sannwald, the video shows three dancers in an intensely charged interpretative dance. Using a black backdrop with bursts of red powder that is synonymous of the label this season, the video provides a very provocative visual and perfectly complements the label’s previous fashion clips.
Guus Hiddink’s second stint as Netherlands manager has come to an end after the Oranje’s official website confirmed on Monday the 68-year-old would resign as coach of the national team on July 1, with assistant Danny Blind taking over for the time being, per Sky Sports.
The website quotes Hiddink as voicing his regret: “I am sorry it went this way. I thought it was an honour to again coach the Dutch national team and I wish my successor, the staff and the players every success on the way to the European Championships in France.”
The Netherlands currently sit third in their Euro 2016 qualifying group, behind the Czech Republic and Iceland, having failed to improve upon the results seen under Louis van Gaal at last year’s tournament in Brazil.
Sky Sports went into further detail on Hiddink’s record since being renamed Netherlands boss, which makes for far less impressive reading than his first tenure between 1995 and 1998:
Sky Sports reported that Blind, father to Manchester United midfielder Daley, was on course to replace Hiddink in the senior managerial position following Euro 2016.
It’s unclear as of yet whether the former assistant will be fast-tracked into the role on a permanent basis or if the Royal Dutch Football Association will seek to appoint a different name as Hiddink’s successor.
Brazil's economy is ready for a new period of growth after sputtering for years, and investors should get on board now, President Dilma Rousseff said Monday. Brazil was once the star of the world's emerging economies, posting torrid economic growth that brought many among its legions of poor into the middle class. Rousseff, visiting the United States since late Saturday, addressed a seminar organized by her government on plans for a major infrastructure program with hundreds of contracts in the offing.
And you thought that regular pill bottles were hard to open … a new overdose-proof medication dispenser developed by a team of mechanical engineering students at Johns Hopkins University can’t be opened even with the help of a hammer or drill. It does, however, deliver the proper dosage at the proper time, as long as the patient uses its built-in fingerprint scanner.