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Acquitted of blasphemy and living in fear in Pakistan

Acquitted of blasphemy and living in fear in Pakistan

Saima - not her real name- still hasn't recovered from her four years in solitary confinement in a small Pakistani prison cell. "Even now I feel like I am in jail. You can see the scars on my legs from when I was chained." Saima was...

Sunday, 01:42 in World News
 
I helped send my adoptive father to jail for 5,000 years

I helped send my adoptive father to jail for 5,000 years

Thirty-six years after surviving one of the worst army massacres in Guatemala's civil war, Ramiro Osorio Cristales stood up in court last month to give evidence against one of the killers. But the man on trial, a former soldier called Santos López,...

Sunday, 01:38 in World News
 
Armenia leader Nikol Pashinyan holds test snap election

Armenia leader Nikol Pashinyan holds test snap election

Armenians will vote in an early parliamentary election on Sunday, a key test for the man behind the peaceful "Velvet Revolution" that swept the country in April. Nikol Pashinyan was elected prime minister by lawmakers in May, after weeks of...

Sunday, 01:18 in World News
 
Brexit: Tommy Robinson to lead UKIP march with counter-protests also planned

Brexit: Tommy Robinson to lead UKIP march with counter-protests also planned

English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson is to join a "Brexit Betrayal" march, organised by UKIP. A counter-protest against "far-right extremists" is being organised to take place at the same time, with anti-fascist groups and...

Sunday, 00:26 in Regional
 
Lyudmila Alexeyeva: Russian human rights activist dies aged 91

Lyudmila Alexeyeva: Russian human rights activist dies aged 91

Prominent Russian human rights campaigner and ex-Soviet dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva has died aged 91. She passed away in a Moscow hospital at 16:30 GMT on Saturday, Russia's human rights council said. "This is a huge loss for the entire human...

Saturday, 21:02 in World News
 
Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report

Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report

Attempts to incorporate a key scientific study into global climate talks in Poland have failed. The IPCC report on the impacts of a temperature rise of 1.5C, had a significant impact when it was launched last October. Scientists and many delegates in...

Saturday, 20:47 in World News
 
Trump aide John Kelly to leave White House job

Trump aide John Kelly to leave White House job

President Donald Trump has told reporters that his chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by the end of the year. There have been persistent reports for several days that Mr Kelly was under pressure to leave. Some reports said that the retired...

Saturday, 18:47 in World News
 
Liverpool 'child asylum seekers' found to be adults

Liverpool 'child asylum seekers' found to be adults

Twenty-four asylum seekers who claimed they were children after being sent to Liverpool were found to be adults, the city's council has said. The authority said another 15 asylum seekers "should have been identified as children" by the...

Saturday, 18:24 in Regional
 
Marie Scott: Missing woman's leg found in river

Marie Scott: Missing woman's leg found in river

A human leg found in a river has been confirmed as that of a woman who went missing a year ago. Officers from Greater Manchester Police received reports of human remains being found in the River Irwell at Salford on 28 November. DNA tests have since...

Saturday, 18:24 in Regional
 
Christmas tree arrives in Cannock after businesses rally

Christmas tree arrives in Cannock after businesses rally

Christmas has come to a town that was going to be left without a tree because of council cuts. Residents in Cannock, Staffordshire, said it was "unbelievable" the council had to give up its responsibility for providing decorations. But...

Saturday, 18:24 in Regional
 
Priyanka Chopra: US writer sorry for 'scam artist' comment

Priyanka Chopra: US writer sorry for 'scam artist' comment

A US journalist has apologised after writing that Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra was a "scam artist" who had trapped US singer Nick Jonas into marrying her to further her career. Mariah Smith said she took "full responsibility for...

Saturday, 17:31 in World News
 
Algeria beatifications are first in a Muslim nation

Algeria beatifications are first in a Muslim nation

The Catholic Church has beatified 19 Catholics killed in Algeria's civil war - the first such ceremony in a Muslim nation. Most of them were French - seven were Trappist monks, and one a bishop. The event took place amid tight security in the city of...

Saturday, 16:13 in World News
 
Stun gun robbers target hairdressers

Stun gun robbers target hairdressers

Two men armed with Taser-style weapons have robbed a hairdressers in Glasgow. Police said the armed men entered Contour Hairdressers in Main Street, Baillieston, at about 16:45 on Friday and threatened four female staff and demanded money. The men...

Saturday, 15:46 in Regional
 
Gypsy Girl: Missing mosaic pieces returned to Turkey

Gypsy Girl: Missing mosaic pieces returned to Turkey

Missing fragments of an ancient mosaic known as the Gypsy Girl have been put on display in a museum in Turkey after being returned from the United States. The fragments are being displayed next to the incomplete, almost 2,000-year-old mosaic of a...

Saturday, 15:11 in World News
 
Football team for grieving dads wins top award

Football team for grieving dads wins top award

When Rob Allen set up Sands United for dads who have lost children to stillbirth or miscarriage, he had no idea what a huge impact it would have. Just months after their first match - and over a year since Rob lost his baby girl - this group of...

Saturday, 15:09 in Regional
 


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