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Britain extends Iraq air strikes mission by a year

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon
DEFENCE Secretary Michael Fallon said the UK  would be extending its air strikes against Islamic State (IS) group targets in Iraq by a year to March 2017. The announcement represents a second reprieve for the squadron of ageing Tornado GR4 fighter bombers currently based in Cyprus which was due to be disbanded first this year and then next, and w...




Rotherham gets millions to tackle child sexual exploitation

SURVIVORS of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and concerned parents have helped secure funding for support services to help tackle grooming gangs in their town. The Rotherham Steer Group, which includes victims, their families and survivors of More News »

Hundreds dead as monsoon rains heap misery across Asia

Monsoon rains have claimed the lives of hundreds of people across Asia, authorities said on Monday (3), as rescue workers scrambled to reach remote areas ofIndia, Pakistan and Myanmar in the wake of flash floods and landslides. Authorities in More News »

Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen in goodwill gesture

Pakistan on Sunday (2) released 163 Indian fishermen held for violating its territorial waters as a goodwill gesture amid tensions over the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir and an attack on a police station. The fishermen were freed fro More News »

Jilted lover who shot dead mother-in-law jailed for life

A devastated woman spoke of her “living hell” as her abusive ex-husband was jailed for life with a minimum of 28 years for shooting her mother as an act of revenge. Tariq Rana, 31, travelled thousands of miles from his home in Wolv More News »
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