Taliban claims responsibility

Taliban claims responsibility for an attack on a U.S. consulate in Afghanistan. Natalie Allen reports.

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New Delhi gang rapists sentenced to death: Judge

NEW DELHI: Four men were sentenced to death on Friday for fatally raping a young woman on a bus last December in an attack that triggered angry protests and widespread calls for the execution of her attackers. Judge Yogesh Khanna, who convicted the men for gang rape and “cold-blooded” murder earlier this week, rejected their lawyers’ plea for a lighter sentence. ...

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Mayweather writes off Alvarez threat

Floyd Mayweather dismisses Saul Alvarez as just “another stepping stone” before their super-fight in Las Vegas on Saturday.

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Syrian forces executed 248 in two villages in May: HRW

BEIRUT: Syrian regime forces executed at least 248 people in the villages of Bayda and Banias earlier this year, Human Rights Watch said Friday, calling for Damascus to be held accountable. In a report, the New York-based rights group said it had compiled a list of the names of 248 people killed in the two villages in coastal Tartus province on ...

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Colin Firth to voice Paddington Bear

The King’s Speech star Colin Firth is to provide the voice of classic children’s character Paddington Bear in a new film, the actor says.

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Mogadishu evictions led to ‘abuses’

Amnesty International denounces the eviction of tens of thousands of homeless people from makeshift camps in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

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Man arrested over teenager murder

A 43-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a teenager in Luton after a body is found in the early hours.

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Conducive environment must for meeting between Nawaz, Manmohan: Salman Khurshid

BISHKEK: Conducive environment is a must for a meeting between the premiers of Pakistan and India on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid told Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security Sartaj Aziz on Friday. Express News reported that Aziz and Khurshid had an informal meeting during the 13th summit of ...

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College does U-turn on veil ban

A college which told pupils to remove facial coverings, including religious veils, for security reasons, modifies its clothing policy.

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Flooding in Colorado kills 1

Severe flooding in Jamestown in Colorado’s Boulder County killed one person, authorities said early Thursday morning.

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Ofwat queries Thames Water bill rise

Ofwat, the water regulator, says it will challenge Thames Water’s request to increase customer bills by up to 8% next year.

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Lawro’s predictions

BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Manic Street Preachers’ bassist Nicky Wire

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