Several international human rights groups sent a letter to the UNHCR on Monday, asking them to reject a move by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, and Egypt to have the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar removed from the 'A' rating of the International Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions list. "As human rights organisations, we call upon your esteemed office to reject this complaint, we also hope that you will call on the four countries, through their permanent representatives at the UN headquarters in Geneva, to stop harassment on human rights defenders, and work to upgrade their national bodies, so as to work efficiently to defend the human and his rights, in accordance with international
Season 14 bachelor Jake Pavelka made one of the all-time most unpopular choices when he selected Vienna Girardi. Their relationship was short-lived. After a stint on "Dancing With the Stars," Pavelka briefly appeared on the soap "The Bold and the Beautiful." Girardi told Radar Online in 2013 that she was "single and really focusing on myself and my career." In August 2017 she announced that she miscarried of twin daughters. Here's a look back at some of the other "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" couples:
School-leavers are putting themselves at risk of deadly meningitis if they do not take up the offer to be vaccinated against the disease, nurses are warning. People living in England who are aged 17 and 18 are eligible for the free jab. The Royal College of Nursing says only a third took up the offer last year. Charlotte Hannibal, now 21, lost both her legs and all of the fingers on her left hand due to the disease. She had just started university when she fell ill. It started with a "headache, a bit of a sore throat", says Charlotte, who is now an ambassador for the Meningitis Research Foundation. Twenty-four hours later she was admitted to hospital. Doctors treated the infection, but had to
(CNN)Chris Pratt has made his first public appearance since the actor and wife Anna Faris announced they were separating. Pratt accepted an award for his performance in "Guardians of the Galaxy" during Sunday's Teen Choice Awards, one week after fans were surprised to learn he and Faris were splitting. During his acceptance speech, Pratt talked about moving to Hollywood from Hawaii when he was first starting out in the industry. Pratt told him yes, he did.
Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher is to headline a special benefit concert to reopen Manchester Arena next month. The venue has been closed since the bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May, which left 22 people dead. It will reopen on 9 September with a fundraising show featuring a number of north-west acts. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will be joined by indie bands The Courteeners and Blossoms, 1980s pop star Rick Astley, and poet Tony Walsh. Walsh captured the spirit of the city when he performed his poem This Is The Place at a vigil the day after the attack. Gallagher's appearance will also have particular significance - his song Don't Look Back In Anger became an anthem of
A childhood friend of Pink Floyd legend Syd Barrett is developing a hospital garden in his honour. Syd's Garden will be "laced with little clues" about the singer, according to Stephen Pyle. Designed as a restful area for patients and staff, it will open in the grounds of Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in 2018. Barrett, a founder member of Pink Floyd, died in 2006 after living locally as a semi-recluse. The garden has been designed by sculptor Mr Pyle and Paul Herrington, a garden designer. Their charity, Art Garden Health, creates and maintains green spaces for NHS hospitals at no public cost. Addenbrooke's offered them a plot a year ago - and fundraising got under way. Mr Pyle knew Barrett
Silent Witness actress Liz Carr has said being attacked by a man with scissors was "very frightening" but that she was "relatively unscathed". Carr, who plays forensic examiner Clarissa Mullery, was with her personal assistant when the assault happened near London's Euston station. A man has been detained under the Mental Health Act, police said. "Thanks to everyone who has sent their love and good wishes following last week's stabbing," Carr said. "Just to reassure you that whilst it was very frightening at the time, I came out of it relatively unscathed and was even back home later that night. "Looking forward to returning to filming on Silent Witness next week where thankfully all the violence