The Sound Of Music star Nicholas Hammond talks to Janie Smith about his new documentary which tells what really happened to the von Trapp family. You would be hard-pressed to find someone who could not sing along to at least one song from The Sound Of Music, but the story of the real von Trapp family is a lesser-known tale.
Angelina Jolie has brought her celebrity wattage to London to back an urgent cause: fighting sexual violence in military conflicts. The Hollywood star joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague in announcing US$36 million in additional funding from G-8 nations to go toward a series of measures for preventing sexual violence and ensuring justice for its survivors.
The young Syrian in the white undershirt cradled a toddler in his arms as he sat beneath a line of laundry strung up between two stout gum trees. He stared out from behind the rusty metal gate of the disused tobacco warehouse that is now home to hundreds of Syrian refugees, most of whom are from the flashpoint town of Jisr al-Shughour, some 40 kilometers south of the Turkish border
One mystery of Yasser Arafat’s life seemed unsolved at the time of his death: How much money did he have, and where is it?
More than 140,000 refugees will be forced back to war-torn Burma unless Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva shows a rare bit of backbone in dealing with his country’s increasingly powerful security forces. Last week, the nation’s head of security announced its intention to close nine refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border after elections were held in Burma last fall.
Mahad Abdullahi Hassan had never heard of Nepal before the day he landed in it.
Mahad Abdullahi Hassan had never heard of Nepal before the day he landed in it. When the 28-year-old Somali boarded a flight from Dubai to Kathmandu on May 23, 2007, he was hoping he would finally reach his dream destination: Sweden
French authorities on Tuesday dismantled a makeshift camp dubbed “the Jungle,” which housed illegal migrants fleeing dangerous homelands to seek a more prosperous life in Europe. French police broke up protests by refugee rights advocates and began clearing the squalid camp
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Some of the tens of thousands of refugees who fled to China to escape fighting in Myanmar are beginning to return home as tensions have eased, police said. An estimated 37,000 people were displaced by the fighting, Meng Sutie, police chief in southern China’s Yunnan Province, told China’s state-run Xinhua news agency Sunday.