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British-Iranian aid worker acquitted of death of Indian boy

British-Iranian aid worker acquitted of death of Indian boy

Image copyright Narges Ashtari Image caption Ms Ashtari says local politics and corruption are to blame for her predicament A British-Iranian aid worker accused of causing the death of a young Indian boy has been acquitted on appeal. Narges Kalbasi Ashtari was convicted in 2014 and jailed for a year over the death of five-year-old […]

Off the handle

Off the handle

Image copyright Getty Images Spare a thought for those who are bestowed with troublesome names. That can happen anywhere, of course. But, in Zambia, Chris Haslam came across some very surprising choices. Under a darkening sky on a dusty, potholed track in eastern Zambia, a small boy is struggling to push a large, Chinese bicycle. […]

Dozens injured in Merseyside explosion

Media captionFootage from the Liverpool Echo showed the extent of the damage Two people have been seriously injured and 32 others hurt following the collapse of several buildings after a suspected gas explosion on Merseyside. Emergency services were called to a “major incident” in Bebington, Wirral, at about 21:15 GMT. The buildings destroyed included a […]

Hong Kong prepares for new leader

Media captionHong Kong’s three candidate: the nanny, Mr Pringles or the judge? Hong Kong is preparing for the election of a new leader. The candidate is being chosen by a committee of mostly pro-Beijing electors, rather than a public vote, which pro-democracy campaigners have been fighting for. Carrie Lam, deputy to the current leader, is […]

Coming home

Coming home

Image copyright Isabelina Pinto family archives Image caption Isabelina Pinto (second from right) is seen here as a child a few days before she was taken away When she was only five years old, Isabelina Pinto was taken from her family by an Indonesian soldier. She was one of thousands of children taken to Indonesia […]

'Not stopping here'

'Not stopping here'

Image caption Petronella Trotman was told by the magistrate to “dress like a man” As a transgender woman living in Guyana, Petronella Trotman has grown accustomed to violence and daily abuse on the streets. But when she was physically attacked in January, while walking in Georgetown, the South American country’s capital, she decided to seek […]

After the killing

After the killing

Image copyright Getty, AP, AP, AFP/Getty Image caption Andreas Lubitz, Adam Lanza, Dylan Klebold and Anders Breivik (from left to right) On the second anniversary of the Germanwings airline crash, the father of the pilot deemed responsible angered victims’ families by denying Andreas Lubitz purposefully killed the 149 passengers on board. Guenter Lubitz held a […]

Cheryl and Liam announce birth of baby boy

>Cheryl and Liam announce birth of baby boy

Sienna Miller on why her new role is not ‘just a wife’

>Sienna Miller on why her new role is not ‘just a wife’

Discovery enables ‘mass produced blood’

Discovery enables ‘mass produced blood’

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards mass-producing red blood cells suitable for donation. Red blood cells can already be made in the lab, but the problem is scale. A team at the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant have developed a method to produce an unlimited […]

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