Afghan cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

Kabul (AFP) – An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country. Mohammad Karim, said to be aged around … Continue reading


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Afghan cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

Kabul (AFP) – An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country. Mohammad Karim, said to be aged around … Continue reading


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Christians and Muslims to mourn murdered French priest

Paris (AFP) – Muslim and Christian groups will hold vigils Saturday for a French priest murdered by jihadists in his church, as police charged a man in connection with the brutal attack that has plunged the nation into mourning again. … Continue reading


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Christians and Muslims to mourn murdered French priest

Paris (AFP) – Muslim and Christian groups will hold vigils Saturday for a French priest murdered by jihadists in his church, as police charged a man in connection with the brutal attack that has plunged the nation into mourning again. … Continue reading


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Rogers Cup: Johanna Konta misses out on top 10 with defeat by Kristina Kucova

Johanna Konta missed a chance to become the first British woman to… Continue Reading »


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Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states

CHICAGO (AP) — Courts dealt setbacks to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas. The rulings Friday came … Continue reading


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Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states

CHICAGO (AP) — Courts dealt setbacks to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas. The rulings Friday came … Continue reading


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Newspaper headlines: Nuclear plant delay, bag use cut, new Whitehall cat

The UK government’s decision to delay giving the final go-ahead for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset is given widespread coverage across Saturday’s… Continue Reading »


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Ortega tightens grip on Nicaragua

Managua (AFP) – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega won even more control over the levers of his nation when 28 opposition lawmakers were ousted from parliament by electoral authorities. The move meant “all formalities and pillars of representative democracy have been … Continue reading


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Ortega tightens grip on Nicaragua

Managua (AFP) – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega won even more control over the levers of his nation when 28 opposition lawmakers were ousted from parliament by electoral authorities. The move meant “all formalities and pillars of representative democracy have been … Continue reading


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Ortega tightens grip on Nicaragua

Managua (AFP) – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega won even more control over the levers of his nation when 28 opposition lawmakers were ousted from parliament by electoral authorities. The move meant “all formalities and pillars of representative democracy have been … Continue reading


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Florida Zika cases prompt UK advice for pregnant travellers

Public Health England is advising pregnant women to consider postponing any non-essential trips to Florida, amid concerns over the Zika virus. Its travel advice was updated after the US state confirmed that four people in Miami with the Zika virus … Continue reading


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