Mail editor defends Miliband piece

Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre defends his paper for saying Labour leader Ed Miliband’s father “hated Britain”, saying it was “controversial” but “justifiable”.

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Child brides robbed of their future

One year ago, Taliban gunmen in Pakistan boarded a school van and shot Malala Yousafzai, then 15, for speaking out for girls’ education. Malala survived the tragedy, and her courageous story of a teenage girl who would not be silenced inspired tens of millions more in the fight for girls’ rights.

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‘Men dither’ while women lead

This important leader handles the debt crisis with grace, navigating expertly between austerity and growth. The leader’s opponents grumble, more out of jealousy than genuine opposition, and loyal supporters hail the leader as a hero. The leader’s popularity soars; re-election is not in question. Meanwhile, unemployment is at an all-time low, and the leader’s nation is looking like its own ...

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Georgia Tech ‘rapebait’ e-mail writer apologizes

In response to an incendiary e-mail that drew criticism from online sites and on-campus organizations alike, a Georgia Tech student and Phi Kappa Tau fraternity member has stepped forward and issued an apology in the school’s newspaper.

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Will Hodgson dare to be bold again?

The decision to give Andros Townsend a full debut in the against Montenegro showed a different side to Roy Hodgson, says Phil McNulty

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Elephant kills keeper at U.S. zoo

A 41-year-old elephant named Patience charged and killed a Springfield, Missouri, zookeeper who had come to feed her Monday.

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Striking revelations: Hakimullah Mehsud’s top aide in US custody

The United States have senior Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Latif Mehsud in custody after snatching him from Afghan intelligence operatives who had spent months trying to recruit him as an interlocutor for talks, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Latif, a senior deputy of TTP chief Hakeemullah Mehsud, was seized by US personnel after they intercepted an Afghan government convoy ...

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Tribal belt: Four new polio cases confirmed

PESHAWAR:  Four more children from the tribal areas have fallen victim to the crippling polio virus. The National Institute of Health Islamabad reported the fresh cases after laboratory tests confirmed the presence of the polio virus. So far, this year the disease has disabled 31 children from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). In all 43 children across Pakistan were ...

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Under duress: A paper signed, a lifetime altered

KARACHI:  “I am a Christian and I will always remain one,” silently vowed M* as the man holding a gun forced her to sign on a paper that declared her a Muslim. Months later, the 24-year-old escaped from the armed man, who had forcibly abducted her, converted her to his faith and married her. And yet, she was wrong to ...

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Poll scandal: Ministry to probe use of substandard ink

ISLAMABAD:  The government has decided to take up the issue of sub-standard ink used in the May 11 general elections – which may have jeopardised the process of establishing voter identity through thumb verification. While the election tribunals are hearing cases of alleged rigging, the judges have sent ballot records of some constituencies to NADRA to ascertain whether genuine voters ...

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Malala lauded for spreading her message to the world

ISLAMABAD / KARACHI:  The news was disappointing, but the reactions were still good. Malala didn’t win the Nobel Peace Prize, but she was lauded for her efforts and affirmed support for her future struggles. Friday’s mantra was variants of “Malala did win the Nobel Prize, but won the world’s hearts”. Others claimed the job was already done as her message ...

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