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Sahiwal shooting: How a Pakistani boy exposed police for killing his family

[ad_1] Image copyright Punjab government Image caption Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar (right) visited the surviving children in hospital Hours after he lost his parents and a sibling in a bloody shooting on Saturday, a nine-year-old Pakistani boy exposed a blatant cover-up by police.Highly-trained counter terror forces had claimed to have killed four "terrorists" linked to the Islamic State group in an "intelligence-based operation" south-west of Lahore, after they opened
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Leyla Guven: MP on hunger strike for 77 days in Turkey

[ad_1] Image copyright Sabiha Temizkan Image caption Sabiha Temizkan (R) says she is very worried about the decline in her mother's health "Mum, don't leave me!" Sabiha Temizkan tweeted, in a desperate plea to her imprisoned mother Leyla Guven, now on hunger strike for 77 days. She also posted a photo of herself planting an affectionate kiss on her mother's cheek.Leyla Guven, 55, has been in jail since January 2018
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Football in India: The Mumbai girls defying tradition to follow World Cup dreams

[ad_1] India have not qualified for the past five editions of the Women's Asian Cup but Saini (left) and Prajapati hope to be part of their country's footballing futureIn the cramped and colourful streets of Colaba's Ambedkar Nagar, a slum community in the south of India's biggest city, the Women's World Cup seems a long way away.This summer's tournament in France is likely to be watched by a global television
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Zimbabwe troops accused of ‘systematic torture’ of protesters

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protests erupted over a steep increase in fuel prices A government-appointed human rights group in Zimbabwe has accused soldiers of using "systematic torture" in a crackdown on protests.The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission strongly criticised authorities for using troops to quell demonstrations.Unrest broke out more than a week ago following a sharp rise in fuel prices.Reports have emerged of assaults allegedly carried out by
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The typo that led a man to a stranger’s stag party

[ad_1] Image copyright Will Novak Image caption Will Novak (second from left) flew from Arizona to Vermont after accidently being invited to a stranger's stag do When he first read the email, Will Novak, from Arizona, thought it was a scam. "It seemed so urgent, like one of those emails you get from a 'prince' asking you to send them money," he told the BBC. The email, titled Angelo's bachelor
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The African Currency at the Center of a European Dispute

[ad_1] Luigi Di Maio, an Italian deputy prime minister, took aim at President Emmanuel Macron of France this week, laying the blame for migration, a deeply divisive issue in Italy, on Mr. Macron.Citing a French-backed currency known as the C.F.A. franc that is used by 14 nations in western and central Africa, Mr. Di Maio accused France of using the currency to exploit former colonies.Mr. Di Maio, a member of
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Shutdown, Supreme Court, Oscars: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

[ad_1] (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.1. Senate leaders offered the first glimmers of a potential resolution to the government shutdown, scheduling procedural votes Thursday on two competing bills to reopen the government.One measure includes funding for President Trump’s border wall; the other is a short-term spending bill that would fund shuttered agencies through Feb. 8. Although neither is likely to
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Tensions Rise Over U.S. Arrest of Iranian News Agency’s American Journalist

[ad_1] Iran said Tuesday it had formally protested the F.B.I.’s arrest of an American newscaster who works for the Iranian government’s Press TV, and her family said rallies in Washington and elsewhere were planned if she was not freed.The arrested American, Marzieh Hashemi, has been held for more than a week as a material witness in an unspecified criminal case and has appeared before a grand jury in Washington twice.
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Four held over New York state ‘plot’ against Muslims

[ad_1] Image copyright Greece Police Dept Image caption Vincent Vetromile, Brian Colaneri and Andrew Crysel (L-R) and a 16-year-old are accused of planning a bomb attack Three men and a teenage boy have been arrested and charged over an alleged plot against a small Islamic community in New York state.The suspects are accused of possessing homemade bombs and firearms, and planning to attack Islamberg, founded by a Pakistani cleric in
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Rudolf Hess: DNA test disproves Spandau prison conspiracy theory

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images An enduring conspiracy theory that the Nazi war criminal, Rudolf Hess, had been replaced by a double in jail has finally been put to rest.A DNA test carried out by Austrian scientists has shown that the man imprisoned in Berlin's Spandau Prison had indeed been Hitler's deputy. Hess was captured after flying to Scotland in 1941 and sentenced to life in prison at the Nuremberg