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Malala and family to settle permanently in Britain

The teenage Pakistani education campaigner shot by the Taliban is set to make Britain her permanent home after her father was offered a job at the Pakistan consulate in Birmingham. Malala Yousufzai, 15, underwent life-saving surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the city after being attacked on her way …

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UKIP couple’s foster children taken away from care

A foster couple have had their children taken away by social workers because the pair were members of the UK Independence Party, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. The husband and wife from Rotherham, who have been foster parents for seven years, have reportedly been told that they …

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Ajmal Kasab hanged at Yerawada Jail in Pune

Pune: 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks convict Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab was hanged till death at 7.30 am in Pune’s Yervada Jail on Wednesday. Maharashtra’s Home Minister RR Patil has confirmed the execution. “Today morning at 7.30 am terrorist Ajmal Kasab was hanged. At this moment we remember the martyrs,” Patil …

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Highest-paid Indian women executives revealed

TV executive Kavery Kalanithi has been revealed as the highest paid businesswoman in India with a 2012 pay packet of $10.3 million, according to Fortune magazine. Kalanithi is the Executive Director of Sun TV Group, a media conglomerate based in Tamil Nadu.  She is the wife of Kalanithi Maran, the …

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‘Son of Sardar’. The joke is on us!

Diwali’s ‘other’ big release follows the current unimaginative but lucrative trend in Bollywood of remaking South Indian, usually Tamil, potboilers for North Indian audiences, especially the ‘masses’ in the Hindi-speaking ‘cow belt’ area. Already remade in Kannada and Bengali, this Telugu ‘original’ (it is clearly a copy of the 1923 …

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Ireland to review abortion laws after death of Indian woman

The Irish government has promised to clarify the country’s abortion laws after an Indian woman who was refused a termination died from blood poisoning at a hospital in Galway. Thousands took to the streets to protest on Wednesday after news broke of the death of Savita Halappanavar of septicaemia following …

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David Cameron urged to boycott Sri Lanka Commonwealth summit

Ministers have urged Prime Minister David Cameron to boycott next year’s Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka over the country’s human rights record. A parliamentary committee said it was wrong for the Island nation to host the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting amid reports of continuing rights abuses and suppression …

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