An Indian couple will travel to Australia to force a reunion with a girl they allege is their daughter who was kidnapped and illegally adopted to a Queensland family. Fatima and Salya, from East India, have spent nearly 10 years unsuccessfully seeking contact with the girl who lives on Australia's east coast. Fatima and her son Saddam. Credit: Ben Doherty. They say she is their daughter Zabeen, who was kidnapped off the street when she was two years old, trafficked to an orphanage and then illegally adopted in
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The common myna or Indian myna Acridotheres tristis , sometimes spelled mynah ,  is a member of the family Sturnidae starlings and mynas native to Asia. An omnivorous open woodland bird with a strong territorial instinct, the common myna has adapted extremely well to urban environments. The range of the common myna is increasing at such a rapid rate that in the IUCN Species Survival Commission declared it one of the world's most invasive species and one of only three birds listed among " of the World's Worst Invasive Species" that pose a threat to biodiversity, agriculture and human interests. In the French zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson included a description of the common myna in his Ornithologie based on a specimen that he mistakenly believed had been collected in the Philippines. Linnaeus included a brief description, coined the binominal name Paradisea tristis and cited Brisson's work.
This went for people of all social classes. Louis XIV , a 17th-century king of France, is said to have only taken three baths in his entire life. Both rich and poor might wash their faces and hands on a daily or weekly basis, but almost no one in western Europe washed their whole body with any regularity, says Ward.
In , the media of Australia , mostly in Melbourne , Sydney , and India publicised reports of crimes and robberies against Indians in Australia that were described as racially motivated. Rallies were organised in Melbourne and Sydney , and intense media coverage of the perceived hate crimes commenced in India, which were mostly critical of Australian and Victorian Police. The Australian government initially called for calm as it began an investigation into the crimes. In June , the Victoria Police Chief Commissioner, Simon Overland , stated that some of the crimes were racist and hinduphobic [ citation needed ] in nature, and others were opportunistic. Indian students were at the time and are currently [ when?