On the day she was killed, Alexsandra Moreira thought she was safe. She thought she had managed to break away and protect herself.
Her brother even escorted her to the bus station that morning to make sure she was OK on her way to work.
"When she got on the bus, my brother told her, 'If anything happens, just call me.' Ten minutes later, his phone rang and it was her. All he could hear was her screaming, pleading for help," Moreira's sister, Andreza da Silva, says.
The Panchen Lama — the second highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism after the Dalai Lama — is performing an important ritual that has not taken place in Tibet for half a century, Chinese state media are reporting this week.
Packing your child's lunch calls for a whole different level of preparation in Japan. There, moms often shape ordinary lunch ingredients like ham or rice into cute little pandas, Pokemon or even famous people's faces. It's called character bento, and there's considerable pressure to produce these cute food creations.
Tomomi Maruo has been teaching how to make character bentos, or "kyaraben" for short — at her home for the past 13 years.