Rohingya refugees are pouring into Bangladesh, forced by the Myanmar army crackdown to cross kilometers of marshlands, hills and rivers in an agonizing journey. Amid the perilous plight, perhaps the most heart-wrenching photo of the humanitarian crisis has surfaced on the web. The photo depicts a young Muslim Rohingya refugee carrying his elderly mother and father in a double basket slung over his shoulders so that they too could escape the violence in Rakhine.
The litter is a class of wheelless vehiclesa type of human-powered transportfor the transport of persons. Smaller litters may take the form of open chairs or beds carried by two or more carriers, some being enclosed for protection from the elements. Larger litters, for example those of the Chinese emperors, may resemble small rooms upon a platform borne upon the shoulders of a dozen or more people.
He Jiankui shocked the scientific community last year after announcing he had successfully altered the genes of twin girls born in November to prevent them contracting HIV. A provincial government investigation has since confirmed the existence of the second mother and that the woman was still pregnant, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The expectant mother and the twin girls from the first pregnancy will be put under medical observation, an investigator told Xinhua.
Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Imagine going through your day without access to clean, safe water in your home for drinking, cooking, washing or bathing whenever you need it. And the task of providing water for households falls disproportionately to women and girlsespecially in rural areas. Water, a human rightis critical for human survival and development.
Editor's note: Chinese women who are dating non-Chinese guys often express various issues which displease them — and the issues are mostly due to cultural differences and a lack of understanding. One of our forum readers from Pakistan sent us a list of what he considers the ten most common complaints of Chinese girlfriends. Most foreign boyfriends believe that carrying a handbag of a girlfriend is basically the opposite of manliness.
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While it is perceived that men are thought to be chivalrous in supporting their girlfriends, a girl in Wuhan, China seems to have challenged that stereotype - and seems to have quite sucessfully broken it. The woman, who was photographed carrying her boyfriend across a flooded street in Wuhan, China, might be the world's greatest girlfriend. According to Shanghaiistthe woman did so to save her boyfriend's "precious" leather shoes and she didn't mind carrying him as she was in sandals.
Carrying on the head is a common practice in many parts of the world, as an alternative to carrying a burden on the back, shoulders and so on. People have carried burdens balanced on top of the head since ancient times, usually to do daily work, but sometimes in religious ceremonies or as a feat of skill, such as in certain dances. Carrying on the head is common in many parts of the developing world, as only a simple length of cloth shaped into a ring or ball is needed to carry loads approaching the person's own weight.
The cream that she applied to her face and neck was supposed to transform her into a white-skinned beauty, the kind she saw in women's magazines and on television. But the illegally produced lotion she bought in a store near this village in southeastern Thailand turned her skin into a patchwork of albino pink and dark brown. Doctors say her condition may be irreversible. Whiter skin is being aggressively marketed across Asia, with vast selections of skin-whitening creams on supermarket and pharmacy shelves testament to an industry that has flourished over the past decade.