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The child bride who’s glad her husband abandoned her

Image copyright Arshad Ron/BBC Asma was 16 when she was abandoned by her husband in a slum in Bangladesh. But rather than give up, she set about improving her life. “If people ask me about my husband I tell them I don’t have one. I tell them he is dead,” ...

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£30m ‘biggest ever’ seizure made

Image copyright Thinkstock Bankers’ drafts worth £30m have been found in what is believed to be the biggest ever money seizure made by UK police. During the Bridgend raid, a businessman, 58, was arrested on suspicion of money laundering. Cash is suspected of being generated from overseas organised crime. A ...

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Erdogan insults hotline angers Dutch

Image copyright AFP Image caption Almost 2,000 legal cases have been launched in Turkey for insulting the president The Turkish consulate in Rotterdam has infuriated Dutch MPs by calling on Turkish groups in the Netherlands to inform it of insults against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Several MPs complained of the ...

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Singer Prince dies suddenly at 57

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prince was still performing as recently as last week The hugely popular and acclaimed musician Prince has died at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57, his publicist has said. Police were called to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park estate earlier ...

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Ethiopia army ‘locates abducted children’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The army is at the forefront of efforts to rescue the abducted women and children, the government says Ethiopia’s army has surrounded the area in neighbouring South Sudan where it believes more than 100 abducted Ethiopian children are being held, local media report. The ...

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Vote Leave’s £350m claim ‘could mislead’

Image copyright Getty Images Claims that leaving the European Union could save Britain £350m a week are “potentially misleading”, the UK Statistics Authority has said. Leave campaigners have been calling for the £350m to be pumped into the NHS rather than the EU. But the claim has been attacked by ...

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Ex-lover jailed for care home stabbings

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Paul Mallin has been jailed for 19 years for the manslaughter of Karen Reid, 53, and John Down, 86 A jealous lover has been jailed for 19 years for stabbing to death his former girlfriend and her 86-year-old fiance at a care home in ...

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New Doctor Who companion to be revealed

Image caption Peter Capaldi became the 12th Doctor in 2013 The new Doctor Who companion will be revealed live on BBC One on Saturday night. The announcement will be made during half time of the FA Cup semi-final Match of the Day Live: Everton versus Manchester United at around 18:00 ...

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Sheffield the world’s real ale capital?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sheffield’s beery brilliance has been a hidden gem with local beer for local drinkers The Sheffield region is the “real ale capital of the world” according to new report, but just what does that mean? A snapshot of the region’s brewing industry by beer ...

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The Who confirm US ‘megafestival’

Image copyright Getty / AP / BBC Image caption The line-up is expected to feature six of the 60s biggest acts The Who’s Roger Daltrey has confirmed a much-rumoured “megafestival” featuring his band alongside Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Neil Young. The promoters of the annual Coachella festival are reportedly ...

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The squatters of Mozambique’s Grande Hotel

Image copyright Fellipe Abreu The Grande Hotel in Mozambique’s coastal city of Beira is home to 3,500 squatters. Photojournalist Fellipe Abreu visited the building once dubbed the “Pride of Africa”: Image copyright Fellipe Abreu Image caption When it opened in 1955, it was one of Africa’s most luxurious hotels. The ...

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Snowden files Norway lawsuit over award

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Snowden has previously appeared at public events by videolink – like this one in Hawaii in 2015 Lawyers for Edward Snowden have filed a lawsuit to seek guarantees that Norway will not extradite him to the US if he visits to receive an award. ...

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