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British Pakistani peer Lord Ahmed jailed for historic sexual offences

The British-Pakistani former Labour peer Lord Ahmed has been jailed for more than five years for the attempted rape of a young girl and the sexual assault of a boy aged under 11 in the 1970’s.The 64-year-old peer had been found guilty of the offences last month.During the trial in …

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Village mourns young family found frozen to death along US-Canada border

Relatives and neighbours of the Indian family who froze to death near the US-Canada border last week said the father repeatedly failed to secure better paid jobs in recent years, prompting them to take a risky trip aided by an illegal migrant network. The deaths amid sub-zero temperatures, described as …

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As crucial election looms, India’s ruling party revive familiar Hindu-Muslim disputes.

In the streets around a revered religious site in the Indian city of Mathura where a temple and mosque stand side-by-side, the handful of Muslim restaurants that remain are mostly empty or shuttered. A ban on meat last year by the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh state, a Hindu monk …

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