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Photojournalist in Mumbai brutally gang-raped

Photojournalist in Mumbai brutally gang-raped

A female photojournalist was gang-raped while her male colleague was tied up and beaten in the Mahalaxmi area, near railway tracks, in Mumbai on Thursday evening. The 22-year-old photographer, interning with a Mumbai-based lifestyle [read more]

Banks to pay out £1.3bn to 7m customers

Banks to pay out £1.3bn to 7m customers

Thirteen banks and credit card firms have agreed to provide up to £1.3 billion compensation to seven million people for mis-selling protection policies, announced the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Thursday. FCA said around 4.4 [read more]

Mubarak to be freed from prison

Mubarak to be freed from prison

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is to be freed from Cairo’s Tora prison after an Egyptian court ordered his release on bail yesterday. The Egyptian media reported that the 85-year-old might be freed from jail on Thursday although [read more]

Two Britons have been charged with drug smuggling in Peru

Two Britons have been charged with drug smuggling in Peru

Two British women arrested in Peru under suspicion of attempting to smuggle 11kg of cocaine out of the country have been charged and now face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty.  Michaella McCollum, of Dungannon in Northern Ireland, [read more]

Police arrest Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader Mohammed Badie in Cairo

Police arrest Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader Mohammed Badie in Cairo

Egyptian police have arrested the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. Mohammed Badie was found in an apartment in Naser City, a district in eastern Cairo, close to where supporters of the ousted president Morsi held a [read more]

Egypt’s cabinet discusses political crisis

Egypt’s cabinet discusses political crisis

An emergency meeting of Egypt’s cabinet has been called to discuss the future of the Muslim Brotherhood in an attempt to bring an end to the political crisis consuming the country. Egypt’s interim prime minister, Hazem el-Beblawi, has [read more]

Fracking company scaling back Sussex operation on advice of police

Fracking company scaling back Sussex operation on advice of police

Energy firm Cuadrilla are scaling back their drilling operations in West Sussex on advice from the police.  Environmental campaigners have been camped at the site near the village of Balcombe for about three weeks, protesting against the [read more]

Examiners warn that gender stereotyping at A-level is creating divisions

Examiners warn that gender stereotyping at A-level is creating divisions

Examiners have warned that the A-level results released yesterday show an increase in levels of “gender stereotyping” in pupils’ choices of subjects in many classrooms across the country. According to the Joint Council for [read more]

Explosion at Mumbai port hits submarine and traps 18

Explosion at Mumbai port hits submarine and traps 18

A diesel-powered Indian navy submarine with at least 18 sailors on board caught fire after an explosion and sunk at the port of Mumbai last night. The explosion took place shortly after midnight and it took 16 fire engines and dozens of [read more]

Missing Sheffield girl found safe and well in Bradford

Missing Sheffield girl found safe and well in Bradford

A 13-year-old school girl, who had been missing from her home in Sheffield for more than a week, was found safe and well in Bradford last night. Erika Kacicova was last seen on Monday afternoon before she disappeared from her home in the [read more]

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