PHOTOS: In monochrome — Venezuelan fishermen among oil ruins

PHOTOS: In monochrome — Venezuelan fishermen among oil ruinsFisherman Romuel Sambrea, known as a “tripero” due to the inner tube he floats on, poses after a day’s work on the oil-contaminated Lake Maracaibo in Cabimas, Venezuela. “The situation here is very difficult,” said the father of four. “I’m a baker, but I can’t live with just one job.” (Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP) CABIMAS, Venezuela — The landscape of Venezuela’s once robust oil industry lies all around fishermen and their families who live in villages clustered on the edge of Lake Maracaibo.

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Student's emotional allegation of sexual assault by Hong Kong police sparks investigation and anger

Fri Oct 11 , 2019
An emotional livestreamed account from a young female student alleging sexual assault at the hands of the police sparked fresh anger and new protests in Hong Kong on Friday. A video of Sonia Ng, who waived her anonymity to make the accusations during an open forum on Thursday night at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, went viral in the financial hub, prompting hundreds of office workers to stage a lunchtime rally against alleged police violence. The Hong Kong police force, currently facing an enormous trust deficit with the public, said it had immediately launched an investigation on Friday morning […]