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Migrant boat sinks off Libya- 200 feared dead

Dead migrants were recovered by the Libyan coastguard after a boat sank off the coastal town of Zuwara
A boat packed with migrants including Pakistanis and Bangladeshis bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died.   A security official in the western town of Zuwara, from where the overcrowded boat had set off, said there had been around 400 people-mainly Africans on board. Many appeared to h...

Gurpal Virdi: Be careful going up the ranks in the police

A RETIRED Asian police officer who was recently cleared of a sex charge has cautioned ethnic minorities in the Metropolitan Police to “be careful” when they are up for promotion. Last week, home secretary Theresa May was urged to More News »

UK immigration hits record high

Long-term net migration to Britain has hit a record high, underscoring the challenge prime minister David Cameron faces to dispel voter fears that immigrants are straining public services such as housing, hospitals and schools. Britain is not More News »

Troops patrol tense Indian state after deadly riots

Thousands of troops are patrolling Gujarat after at least nine people including a police officer died in the worst violence to hit the Indian prime minister's home state in more than a decade.   Schools were closed as authorities More News »

Ex-media executive arrested as family murder grips India

A former Indian media executive has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her daughter for having an affair with her stepson, Mumbai police said on Thursday (28), in a case gripping India. Indrani Mukerjea is accused, along with two others, More News »
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