POSTED BY OWD ON Dec 15, 2014 AT 17:29 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 15, 2014 17:29 IST

After several people were taken hostage by an armed man at a popular cafe in Sydney and forced to display an Islamic flag, Australians came up with a heart warming reaction on social media in the face of adversity.

In a show of solidarity against a possible racist backlash on the Muslim community in Australia, #illridewithyou started as a movement to protect Muslims against Islamophobia. Australians on Twitter tweeted their travel routes along with the hash tag and offered to accompany Muslims, especially those in a religious attire.

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POSTED BY OWD ON Dec 09, 2014 AT 22:21 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 09, 2014 22:21 IST

Just a week before the young executive was raped allegedly by Uber cab driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav in Delhi, another complaint was lodged with the app-based taxi service, Uber about the same diver.

On November 26, Nidhi Shah complained to Uber about Yadav who allegedly kept staring her throughout the texi ride.

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POSTED BY OWD ON Dec 08, 2014 AT 17:44 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 09, 2014 17:44 IST

National-Award winning child artiste. Shweta Basu Prasad, who was embroiled in a controversy for her alleged involvement in a prostitution racket, has finally broken her silence. 

The Makdee star was arrested in August on charges of alleged prostitution from a Hyderabad hotel. Initial reports had suggested that Prasad had issued a statement admitting to be a part of the racket stating that she was in need for money.

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POSTED BY OWD ON Nov 27, 2014 AT 19:58 IST ,  Edited At: Nov 27, 2014 19:58 IST

 

Watching Phillip Hughes, so boyish, cheerful and amiable, was all about the future. There was barely any past...

He had the attitude. He had the look. Here was a cricketer, we told ourselves, with time on his side. Perhaps he assuaged his disappointments the same way. Certainly, he handled himself as first reserve with dignity, patience and enthusiasm.

Thus the intensity of the shock at his loss. Hughes is the tomorrow cricketer who will now form part of history. He is not the youngest Test cricketer to die. That tragic mantle still belongs to Manjural Islam Rana, the Bangladeshi spinner who was 22 when he died in a traffic accident in March 2007.

But he has become the first to be cut down, as it were, before our very eyes — in the act, in full bloom, in the presence of his mother and sister, by a delivery from a bowler who just six weeks ago was his teammate in a one-day series in the Gulf.

Forever young, that’s how we’ll remember Phillip Hughes
Gideon Haigh in the Australian

 

It's not been the same for the world Cricket community since Nov 25, and today was a tragic reminder of the fragility of life:

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POSTED BY OWD ON Oct 14, 2014 AT 20:24 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 14, 2014 20:24 IST

The internationally acclaimed lawyer, who wed George Clooney last month in Venice, is now professionally known as "Amal Clooney," according to her quietly updated bio on her company's website.

"Amal Clooney is a barrister specialising in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law. She has represented clients in cases before the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as in domestic courts in the UK and US."

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