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Acid Attack

A Holiday Letter to Dancers

Sarah Draugelis | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Sarah Draugelis

Lately I've been floating on this nostalgic sensation, remorseful over this time period even though it isn't over. I simply cannot put into words how ...

Ballet Director Returns To Bolshoi After Devastating Attack

AP | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW -- The Bolshoi ballet's artistic director has returned to the famed Moscow theater after months of treatment in Germany for burns he suffered t...

Horror Acid Attack Of Catholic Priest

AP | Posted 11.13.2013 | Religion

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania — Tanzanian police say a Catholic priest was attacked by acid at a busy business area on the island of Zanzibar. Regional Po...

2 Teens Hurt In Zanzibar Acid Attack Return Home

Posted 08.12.2013 | World

Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, British charity workers who were victims of an acid attack in Tanzania on Wednesday, have returned to the United Kingdom a...

British Women Attacked With Acid In Zanzibar

Reuters | ALI SULTAN | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Men riding a motorbike threw acid at two British teenage girls in Tanzania'...

Pakistani Actress Burned In Acid Attack

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.22.2013 | World

A young actress suffered burn injuries in an acid attack in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, her relatives and police said.The 18-year-old, known as Bu...

Resilience in the Face of Violence

Ritu Sharma | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Ritu Sharma

No single policy or piece of legislation will wipe out gender-based violence in one fell swoop. But each action we take adds to the cumulative tide of meaningful change.

4 Indian Sisters Target Of Horrifying Acid Attack

AP | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

LUCKNOW, India -- Police in northern India are investigating an attack on four sisters who had acid thrown on them as they walked home from work, an o...

Bolshoi Acid Attack Victim Hopes To Work Again

AP | DAVID McHUGH and NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts

AACHEN, Germany — The Bolshoi ballet artistic director badly burned in an acid attack said Friday he is "full of strength and faith" that he wil...

Bolshoi Dancer Accused In Acid Attack Defends Actions

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — Pale and haggard after hours of questioning, a leading Bolshoi dancer told a Moscow court that he gave his blessing to an attack on the...

Star Dancer Suspected In Bolshoi Acid Attack

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — Russian police said Tuesday they arrested three men in the acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet,...

Police Detain Suspect In Bolshoi Acid Attack

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) - A suspect was detained on Tuesday over an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Ball...

Was The Bolshoi Acid Attack An Inside Job?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts

After weeks of speculation as to who was behind the vicious acid attack on Bolshoi director Sergei Filin, multiple sources are pointing fingers at the...

Horrific Acid Attack Puzzles Police

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.01.2013 | World

An unidentified assailant severely mutilated a 20-year-old girl on her way home from work in an acid attack in Dagenham, East London. According to ...

Bolshoi Ballerina Fears For Her Safety

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — A leading ballerina with the Bolshoi Ballet says she wants to stay in Canada after receiving threats – a move that follows an aci...

Acid Attack Victim Wins India's 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

Posted 12.26.2012 | World

Money doesn't solve all of life's problems, but for the victim of a horrific acid attack, the top prize on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" may help he...

Don't Throw Acid On Islam's Face

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

More than 80 percent of all acid attacks are committed against women. Men are the common denominator -- not Islam. No sizable race, religion, country or custom is immune from this vile crime.

Woman Feels 'Closer To God' After Recovering From Man Throwing Acid At Her For Being Christian

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion

When Julie Aftab was 16 years old, a man walked into the office in Pakistan where she worked and asked if she was Christian. When she told him she was...

Brooklyn High Schooler Attacks Student With Acid

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A high school girl nearly lost her eyesight after she was attacked by a fellow classmate in chemistry class, according to police. From the New York P...

Afghan Journalist Attacked With Acid In Kabul

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — An unknown assailant sprayed acid in the face of a prominent Afghan journalist and author, apparently in retaliation for hi...

Vancouver Acid Attack: Bethany Storro Burned By Substance Thrown In Face

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A 28-year-old Washington woman severely burned when a stranger threw an acid-like liquid in her face is listed in serious con...

Theft Charges Woman Burned In Acid Hoax

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A prosecutor in the case of a Washington state woman who falsely claimed a stranger had thrown acid in her face says the deci...

Police: Woman's 'Acid Attack' Was Self-Inflicted (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

VANCOUVER, Wash. (Associated Press) - A woman who gained sympathy worldwide after she claimed a random assailant threw acid on her face came forward T...

Pakistan Set to Pass Landmark Bill to Combat Acid Terrorism

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

While passage of Pakistan's Acid Control and Burn Crime Prevention Bill is certain, it remains to be seen whether the government will make a sincere attempt to implement and enforce this legislation.

Acid Attack Victim Bethany Storro Speaks About Experience (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Bethany Storro spoke to the media for the first time since the acid attack on her face earlier this week that resulted in serious skin damage. "Hey...