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TIME
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Society

Acid Attacks Have Become A Brutal New Trend In The U.K.

IN THE LATE SUMMER OF 2015, SAMIR Hussain was walking out of a movie near his hometown in London’s outer suburbs when two men approached him. Charged words escalated into a fistfight, and suddenly one of them doused the 29-year-old in a liquid that he says felt “too heavy to be water.” It was sulfuric acid, which sears and blisters the skin on contact. “I could just about open one of my eyes, and I could see him smiling at me,” Hussain tells TIME of his attacker. “It was sinister.” Now Hussain wears a mask to help heal the scars that cover three-quarters of his face. He will bear the marks fo
NPR
4 min leídos
Society

He Crossed The Border In A Packed, Unventilated Trailer And Survived

Brandon Martinez, 16, was one of nearly 40 undocumented immigrants found on a blistering summer day inside an unventilated trailer parked at a San Antonio Wal-Mart. Ten died, and Brandon barely survived. Federal officials who interviewed some of the survivors say that the human cargo was assembled and loaded into the truck in the border city of Laredo. Some had paid smugglers to take them across the Rio Grande in rafts. One immigrant said there were as many as 200 people in the back of the truck. Before he closed the door, one of the human smugglers reassured them that the truck had a refriger
Newsweek
5 min leídos
Society

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Goes to Prison

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has the best furtive eye roll in the business. In the first episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, playing the roguish knight Ser Jaime Lannister, he observes Cersei, his twin and mother of their three dead children, delivering an unhinged declaration of revenge and world domination. As he stands over his sister-lover, Jaime’s expression is priceless: devotion tempered by a sidelong glance of “Yup, she cray-cray.” Lannister is a classic bad guy. And yet if, as some predict, he will be the final hero of Game of Thrones, viewers will buy it, because the Danish ac