One night in October 2015, Asma Jama was having dinner with her family at an Applebee's restaurant in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. They were speaking in their native language of Swahili, when another customer attacked them, saying they should speak English. The customer then smashed a beer mug in Jama's face.
Stars fill the night sky over the Syrian rebel-held city of Idlib, and the streets are eerily quiet. The calm might not last much longer. Reuters photographer Ammar Abdullah went out at night in Idlib to take this surreal series of images.
Some people say they remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s, years before he became South Africa’s president. A neuroscientist steps in to discuss the science behind real — and false — memories.
Elizaveta Glinka died last weekend when a Russian military plane taking off from Sochi crashed into the Black Sea. Glinka ran a Russian humanitarian foundation that helped orphans and elderly people and was flying to Syria to help deliver food and medicine to children caught up in the civil war.
A significant part of the battle for Aleppo, in Syria, has been for control of the narrative. Rebel underdogs have spun an emotional tale of helpless suffering and death among innocent people. The Russian-backed government has denounced the rebels as ruthless jihadi terrorists. So where does the truth lie?