5 July 2014

46 Indian nurses stranded in Iraq return home

An Indian nurse, who was among 46 nurses stranded in territory held by Islamic extremists in Iraq, kisses her nephew upon arrival at the airport in Kochi, India, Saturday, July 5, 2014. The nurses who had been holed up for more than a week in Tikrit, returned home to southern India on Saturday aboard a special flight, officials said.
Dozens of Indian nurses stranded in territory held by Islamic extremists in Iraq returned home to southern India on Saturday aboard a special flight, officials said.

Sri Lanka accused of turning blind eye to violence

In this Friday, June 27, 2014 photo, a Sri Lankan Muslim woman watches as army soldiers salvage damaged household items from the debris of a burnt house in Darga Town in Aluthgama, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The onslaught by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), a hardline Buddhist group, killed two Muslims in the worst religious violence Sri Lanka has seen in decades.
The attackers stormed in close to midnight, tearing through town with gasoline bombs and clubs before carting away piles of cash and jewelry they stole from Muslim families in this tiny corner of Sri Lanka.
The onslaught incited by the Bodu Bala Sena, or Buddhist Power Force, a hard-line group that has gained thousands of followers in recent years, killed at least two Muslims and injured dozens more last month in the worst religious violence Sri Lanka has seen in decades.

ON THIS DAY: Rossi breaks Brazil's hearts in 1982

In this July 5, 1982 file photo, Italy's Paolo Rossi, left, celebrates, after scoring the second goal for his team during their World Cup match second round soccer match against Brazil, in Barcelona, Spain. Brazilian goalkeeper Valdir Perez, lies on pitch as defender Junior runs at right. On this day: Italy beats Brazil 3-2 in a classic World Cup match to progress to the semifinals.
On July 5 in World Cup history: Paolo Rossi's hat trick helps Italy beat Brazil in Barcelona, Spain, in 1982.