Hairdressers snip off the hair of young donors as part of the “My Hair, Your Hair” campaign in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Ajla Nizic did not know what cancer was when she was diagnosed at age four. “But I knew that I lost my hair,” said the leukaemia survivor. Now a medical student, Nizic is leading a campaign to give other sick children a luxury her parents could not afford: wigs.
India notched up one of its most memorable football triumphs when its under-20 team stunned traditional giants Argentina 2-1 despite being reduced to 10 men in a pulsating contest at the COTIF Cup in Valencia. read more
The five students were shortlisted after screening more than a thousand students from over 300 schools in 12 cities, said PR Venketrama Raja, chairman of Ramco Group, which supported the initiative. read more
Hundreds of thousands of people wearing national red-and-white checkered colors and waving Croatian flags poured into the streets in the capital Zagreb to greet the team. Observers described the homecoming event as the biggest ever in Croatia. read more
No date has yet been set for the Legion of Honour ceremony to hand over France’s highest award for “exceptional service” to the nation, which follows the team’s 4-2 win over Croatia in Russia on Sunday. read more
Many of the Syrian troops and residents of Ain Terma, just outside the capital Damascus, who were watching the World Cup final on Sunday were hoping that Croatia would win. The neighbourhood is located next-door to Douma, the location of an alleged chemical attack and heavy fighting between the Syrian government and rebels until just a few months ago. Since then, residents have begun to return and rebuild with some saying that the opportunity to watch the game provided a welcome distraction from the war and destruction that the area has seen. (Video: SNTV). (Hindustan Times)read more