Debunking resurfaced images of Ukrainian soldiers ‘caged like dogs’
08 May 2022 | 5:18 am
A photo from 2017, which users claim shows Ukrainian prisoners “caged like dogs” by the ultra-nationalist Azov regiment, has resurfaced. The misleading image actually depicts a Ukrainian soldier imprisoned for alcohol use. Also, users on social media claim that a Jerusalem pub rebranded from “Putin Pub” to “Zelensky Pub”. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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17 Jul 2020
We look at reactions in the French press after Emmanuel Macron's televised interview for Bastille Day celebrations. Also, a pro-independence Catalan politician demands an investigation over reports that Spanish authorities spied on his phone using Israeli-made spy technology. The New York Times says it'll be moving part of its operations from Hong Kong to Seoul in light of China's national security law. And a new scientific study shows that we're nearing peak human capacity of how many hot dogs can be consumed in 10 minutes!
11 Oct 2020
For them, it may only be a game, but the work they do saves lives. Dogs trained in Bosnia to detect landmines left over from the 1990s Balkan wars are today sent around the world to carry out their dangerous job.
4 Nov 2020
On his motorbike, Mohammed Derbas darts across a field in northeast Syria, slender greyhounds and saluki dogs galloping behind. He hopes to export them for racing in the Gulf, despite a war and a pandemic.
19 Nov 2020
Majd Shaar, a veterinarian, along with volunteers treat stray dogs that are brought back to a shelter in Iraq's Arbil. The shelter currently incubates around 250 dogs, where a group of specialists work in the shelter despite facing challenges and difficulties due to the lack of financial support and the lack of a culture of adopting these dogs by the residents of the region.
8 Dec 2020
Twenty years ago, Wen Junhong took home one abandoned dog. Now, she has over 1,300 rescued canines crammed into a single brick house on the outskirts of the southern Chinese metropolis Chongqing.
25 Dec 2020
Members of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra perform a concert for pets and their humans in support of animal rights and to raise awareness of the impact on animals of fireworks, which are a popular Christmas and New Year tradition in Colombia.
31 Jan 2021
In a training centre located in a Czech mountain village, a group of dogs are being put to the test as they try to sniff out Covid-19. So far, the trainers report a 95-percent success rate in samples of human scent.
29 Jan 2021
Champ and Major Biden play on the South Lawn of the White House after they moved into the presidential mansion with President Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden.
6 Feb 2021
The dogs were trained at the Hanover University of Veterinary Medicine and may help prevent the illness from spreading in large crowds. Dogs have already been put to work at airports and sport arenas around the world.
10 Mar 2021
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki assures the world's media that the Bidens' dogs won't be away from the White House for long, saying their banishment to Delaware was planned before a "biting incident" involving one of the hounds, and they will return "soon". She adds that there's no plan to replace them with a cat, yet.
18 Apr 2021
It's whip fast, obeys commands and doesn't leave unpleasant surprises on the floor -- meet the AlphaDog, a robotic response to two of China's burgeoning loves: pets and technology. The high-tech hound uses sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to 'hear' and 'see' its environment -- and can even be taken for walks.
49 mins ago
Feminists and human rights activists in Lebanon are speaking out against attempts to impose increasing restrictions on their lives in the name of "conservative values". This follows an attack on a woman at a beach in the southern city of Sidon, when an Islamic cleric and his followers told Mayssa Hanouni she didn't have the right to wear a bathing suit there before getting violent.
49 mins ago
EU interior ministers are set to debate plans for stricter asylum rules. Will Germany throw a spanner in the works?
1 hour ago
We look at reactions and videos after the devastating Kakhovka dam collapse that marks a new turning point in the war in Ukraine. The world of golf is rocked by a merger between rival Saudi-backed LIV and PGA leagues which is heavily criticised by the Western press. And: scientists have unearthed evolutionary links to human masturbation!
1 hour ago
Infrequent periods and unexplained weight gain? It could be polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) — the most common hormonal disorder in women of childbearing age. Despite its high prevalence, many have never heard of it.
4 hours ago
Steven Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' saw the most realistic fleshing out of dinosaurs ever seen on screen, unleashing dino-mania around the world — among kids and adults alike.
4 hours ago
Schwarzenegger said in the documentary that he thought "I'll be back" sounded "funny" because he was playing a cyborg and thought "I will be back" sounded more "machine-like" and appropriate. When Schwarzenegger made the suggestion, Cameron fired back.