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Emotional Letters From Dead Soldier To His Mum Show The Brutal Reality Of War

Emotional Letters From Dead Soldier To His Mum Show The Brutal Reality Of War

These letters give an emotional insight into what life is like on the front line. In 2009 Cyrus Thatcher was deployed to Afganistan. He was serving in the 2nd Battalion, The Rifles. At only 19 he was one of the youngest people to die in that horrible conflict. These letters, given to The Independent by his mum and family, tell a bleak ... Read More »

In Nepal, More Than 250,000 Animals Were Killed For Two Days

In Nepal, More Than 250,000 Animals Were Killed For Two Days

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT  More than 250,000 animals are being lined up for slaughter as Nepal embarks on a two-day religious festival where buffalo, birds and goats are sacrificed to appease a Hindu goddess. Millions of Hindus flock to the ceremony, which is held every five years at the temple of Gadhimai, the goddess of power, in Bariyarpur, Nepal, near the ... Read More »