Trump Starts India Trip With Huge Stadium Rally

US President Donald Trump has arrived in India for his first visit there. He’s due to address a rally of 100,000 people. The President and First Lady Melania landed in Ahmedabad, the largest city in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat a short while ago. Tens of thousands have lined up in…

Meet Brazil’s Last Samurai

Edson Suemitsu produces handmade katanas, a type of curved sword used by samurai in ancient Japan. Despite a large number of Japanese descendants living in Brazil, Suemitsu is the country’s only full-time katana forger, earning him the title of “Brazil’s last samurai.” {BBC}

Ecuador’s Hidden Treasure

In a male-dominated field of work, Primatologist Citlalli Morelos-Juarez is leading a conservation project in the Ecuadorian region of the Choco rainforest, one of the last coastal rainforests in the world. Key to her success has been setting up a parabiologist programme that empowers local women to learn about sustainability for the benefit of their…

Date Night Couple Stops An Attempted Armed Robbery

Off-duty police officers Chase and Nicole McKeown were eating dinner when they noticed an armed man enter the restaurant they were in. The married couple tells BBC News how they sprang into action and stopped the man attempting a robbery at Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers at the Mid City Mall in Louisville, Kentucky. The would-be…

Living Under House Arrest In Putin’s Russia

Russian activist Anastasia Shevchenko is facing six years in prison for her opposition political activism. Anastasia has been under strict house arrest awaiting trial for over a year, banned from communicating with anyone other than officials and her relatives. Those conditions have just been eased slightly, allowing her to talk about her case to the…