Blasphemy case husband pleads for asylum

Pakistan’s ‘historic’ Asia Bibi ruling Why Pakistan’s Christians are targeted Blasphemy laws around the world Asia Noreen – commonly known as Asia Bibi – was convicted in 2010 of insulting the Prophet Muhammad during a row with neighbours. Several countries have offered her asylum. What does her husband say? In…

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Woman who spent 16m in Harrods arrested

Embezzlement charges It was revealed at Westminster Magistrates Court in London that Mrs Hajiyeva was arrested last week by officers from the Metropolitan Police acting on an extradition request from the authorities in the Azerbaijan capital, Baku. She faces two charges of embezzlement and has been been held in custody…

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Leicester players fly to Thai funeral

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmotional Leicester team observe silence at Cardiff Leicester City players and officials are flying to Thailand to attend the funeral of the club’s owner who died in a helicopter crash. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral began at a Bangkok temple on Saturday with Buddhist…

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May: Intensive work needed to get EU deal

Q&A: The Irish border Brexit backstop Commons Brexit vote must be ‘unequivocal’ Ahead of the summit, Labour said the government was “too weak and too divided” to reach a deal. Earlier Mrs May and Jeremy Corbyn clashed over Brexit at Prime Minister’s Questions, with the PM rejecting the Labour leader’s…

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Girl gored by stag in London park

‘Immensely strong’ Assistant park manager Bill Swan said: “This distressing incident is an unfortunate but powerful warning to everyone why it is dangerous to approach stags during the autumn rutting season, and at any time in fact. “Stags are wild animals, and they are especially unpredictable at this time of…

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