Boko Haram Islamists who kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria just over a month ago have returned 101 of the students to the town. The schoolgirls (pictured) were returned to Dapchi by Boko Haram early Wednesday morning following negotiations between the Nigerian government and the ISIS-affiliated militant group. Work is now ongoing to secure the safe return of the remaining 34 girls. The Dapchi kidnapping on February 19 conjured painful memories of a similar abduction in Chibok in April 2014, when more than 200 girls were taken.
James Packer quits casino business: Mariah Carey's troubled billionaire ex-lover steps down from board for 'mental health' reasons
James Packer, 50, the only son of the late media mogul Kerry and one of Australia's richest people with a personal fortune estimated at $3.9 billion, will 'step back from all commitments' indefinitely. The billionaire, who has battled anxiety and depression for years, quit as director of his gaming empire Crown Resorts Ltd for 'mental health' reasons. Recent years have not been smooth sailing for either Crown or its high-profile director, who has three children and two ex-wives. His high-profile engagement and subsequent split from American diva Mariah Carey (inset) in 2016 kept him in the public eye, a place he has admitted to finding uncomfortable.
Baby miraculously survives being thrown off a 118ft bridge into a swampy river by her MOTHER in Brazil
Thayller Barros, seven months,(left and inset top) miraculously survived the fall when her mother, Carla Regina Mendes, 23, (inset bottom) threw her over railings on José Sarney Bridge, in Sao Luis, north east Brazil (right). She had already sunk deep into the swampy river when two quick-thinking off-duty police officers got to her and saved her just in time before she disappeared underneath the surface. According to detectives, the mother, who was arrested at the scene, claimed to be suffering from mental health problems and depression
British couple are almost killed after a two ton shipping container they were sheltering in flipped and blew over 200 meters during a raging storm on the Falkland Islands
A British couple were almost killed when they were thrown around inside a two ton shipping container (right) they were taking shelter in during a storm. Charlotte Bainbridge (left), 25, and her boyfriend Edd Hewett (inset with Miss Bainbridge), 27, had been camping in the Falkland Islands when the adverse weather closed in. They decided to take cover inside the solid, metal structure, but terrifyingly the wind whipped up and threw it more than 200m across the grassland, seriously injuring the pair. Miss Bainbridge suffered shattered ribs, a punctured lung and internal bleeding - so her boyfriend Mr Hewett was forced to trek five miles in the dark to search for help.
Saved from cruelty only to die caged in a zoo: One of Nepal's last dancing bears dies after being housed in small, dirty cages by the government after it was rescued by animal rights group
Two sloth bears (right) were rescued in southern Nepal in December last year from a pair of itinerant street performers who used the animals for entertainment. Shortly after their rescue, the bears - 19-year-old male Rangila and Sridevi, a 17-year-old female - were transferred to a zoo near the capital Kathmandu where they were put in cages on display. But a few weeks later, the female bear died. An animal rights group involved in the initial rescue has claimed that the bears were taken to a zoo 'criticised for its extremely poor and substandard conditions' instead of a sanctuary and that this happened without their knowledge. One of the bears is pictured in an enclosure at the zoo (left).
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Video footage shows the moment the elephant throws four people off its back, and gores and tramples its handler to death during a religious festival in Kerala, India. The angry bull elephant is seen tossing the dead body around on its tusks. as crowds of men, women and children flee for their lives. The bull then turns on another elephant, who is thrown to the ground and eventually pushed into a building packed with visitors who are forced to run to escape it.