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Malala Yousafzai

On October 2014, at just 17 years old, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for her resolute determination to ensure girls and children all over the world are entitled to an education. Her now internationally recognised activism began with a gunshot to the head by a Taliban member in October 2012, because of her demands for girls in Pakistan to be able to go to school. Since then, Malala has been pushed into the limelight and has delivered speeches worldwide, including the United Nations….

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Angry mob hacks off alleged rapist’s genitals with meat cleaver after dragging him into butchers

A man accused of trying to rape a teenage girl is in a critical condition after locals hacked off his genitals with a meat cleaver in a butcher shop. After hearing terrified screams, an angry mob took the law into its own hands and dragged Suresh Kumar, 40, into a butchers in the city of Ganganagar, India. He was found down an alley, pinning the terrified girl against a wall. Following a community meeting, the vigilantes decided to drag him to a local butcher’s shop where they beat him with…

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Paedophiles who download images ‘won’t all be charged’

Some paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says. Keith Bristow said expecting all the estimated 50,000 people in the UK who have accessed abuse images to be brought to justice was “not realistic”. He said police would have to focus on those who posed most risk. Labour called it “disgraceful”, adding that the NCA was not fit for dealing with the problem. The Home Office said all crimes should be investigated. ‘Uncomfortable’ Some 660 arrests were made during a recent…

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Statement On The Investigation Into Complaints About A Speech By MP George Galloway.

Chief Superintendent Paul Money, Leeds District Commander, said: “West Yorkshire Police received a number of complaints about the content of a speech made by Bradford MP George Galloway on August 2 this year. “A full investigation has been carried out which included Mr Galloway being voluntarily interviewed under caution. “A file was submitted to The Crown Prosecution Service for advice on whether any offences had been committed and they have now concluded that there is insufficient evidence to support any charges. “West Yorkshire Police always takes complaints of hate offences…

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UKIP gains first elected MP with Clacton win

The UK Independence Party has gained its first elected MP, with Douglas Carswell taking the seat of Clacton by 12,404 votes. Mr Carswell, who defected from the Conservatives, knocked his old party – which enjoyed a 12,068 majority at the 2010 election – into second place. UKIP leader Nigel Farage said he had “shaken up British politics”. In the night’s other by-election, Labour held on to Heywood and Middleton but UKIP slashed its majority to 617. Mr Farage told BBC Breakfast UKIP could hold the balance of power after next…

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Somalia’s government launches postal service

Somalia’s government has launched its first postal service in more than two decades. It has also introduced postcodes nationwide for the first time in the country’s history. The postal service fell into disuse when long-serving ruler Siad Barre’s regime collapsed in 1991. Its reintroduction is the latest sign that some normality is returning to Somalia after more than two decades of clan and religious-based conflict. Last week, Somalia’s first-ever cash withdrawal machine was installed in the capital, Mogadishu. Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Mohamed Ibrahim said Somalis would now be…

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St Louis protests resume over police shooting

Police in riot gear used pepper spray on angry protesters on the streets of St Louis in a second night of unrest after the shooting of a black teenager. Police say the white officer who killed Vonderrit D Myers, 18, was returning fire, but the victim’s parents say he was unarmed and racially profiled. Some protesters burned American flags, while chanting demands for justice. Two months ago a fatal shooting in the nearby suburb of Ferguson sparked weeks of unrest and international headlines. Read more

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Ebola: National exercise tests UK’s plans for virus

A national exercise is taking place to test how the UK would deal with a potential outbreak of the Ebola virus. In the eight-hour exercise, actors in various parts of the UK are simulating symptoms of Ebola to test the responses of emergency services, government ministers and health chiefs. It forms part of the UK’s contingency plan against Ebola, which has killed more than 4,000 people worldwide. Passenger screening is to be introduced at key UK airports and rail terminals. Read More  

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THE RISE OF ISIS

THE RISE OF ISIS The rise of ISIS, or IS, as it now prefers to call itself, has been especially prominent over the past few months, as it began to grip the attention of horrified media outlets and people around the globe, due to its fanatical and barbaric actions. Formerly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, the Jihadist group ISIS decided to sever its ties with Al-Qaeda’s central agency. As of June 2014 it become exposed to the world when it captured the Iraqi city of Mosul and subsequently began to…

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ONE OF A KIND: SAIF-AL-MALUK

ONE OF A KIND: SAIF-AL-MALUK The Saif ul Maluk Festival held in St. George’s Hall Bradford City by PM Promoters Ltd was a one of a kind event – an insight into the world of sufi poetry and thought as evoked by ‘Arif-e’Kharri’ Mian Muhammad Bakhsh. Audiences were enlightened with the religious and literary perspectives of one of the most renowned work of sufi poet Mian Muhammad Bakhsh, entitled ‘Saif al Maluk – Journey of Love’ Religious scholar, Mufti Ansarul Qadri shed light on the significance of the work in…

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