Sunday, April 30, 2017

Amnesty International UK: PAKISTAN: MEDIA UNDER SIEGE

Five Journalists Killed So Far This Year Journalists in Pakistan are under siege, living with the constant threat of violence from all sides, including from the security services and the Taliban, Amnesty International said in a new report published...

9-Month-Old Boy in Pakistan Accused Of Attempted Murder

Booked for Throwing Rocks at Gas Company Officials AFP - While many children his age are still learning how to crawl, a nine-month-old boy in Pakistan has been accused of attempted murder in a case observers say highlights endemic flaws...

India Starts Voting in World’s Largest Election

Country Has 814 Million Eligible Voters (AP) — Voters in India's remote northeast cast ballots on the first day of the world's biggest election Monday, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of a surge...

MADE in Europe Completes Ethnographic Research Report

Report Found Cultural Barriers Prevent Polio Eradication   MADE in Europe has completed an ethnographic research project examining the religious and cultural barriers to Polio eradication efforts in the Muslim world by engaging the diaspora in the UK.   Results and recommendations from...

Lover Ordered Mother to “Drown Baby”

Defendant Watched Over Skype A man from London has appeared in a Norwegian court after being accused of ordering his lover to drown her daughter whilst he watched on Skype.   Married Ammaz Qureshi is alleged to have told his 28-year-old...

EDINBURGH MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR BLASPHEMY

Mohammad Asghar from Edinburgh Suffers from Mental Illness Pakistan must immediately and unconditionally release a man sentenced to death under the country’s blasphemy laws today, Amnesty International said. Mohammad Asghar, a UK citizen with mental illness who has been living...

Indian woman says gang-raped on orders of village court

Tougher laws have not held  (Reuters) - A 20-year-old woman in eastern India was gang-raped by 13 men on the orders of a village court as punishment for having a relationship with a man from a different community, a...

Stampede at funeral in India kills 18

Funeral was for Muslim Spiritual Leader AP — A pre-dawn stampede killed 18 people Saturday as tens of thousands of people gathered to mourn the death of a Muslim spiritual leader in India’s financial capital, police said. At least 40 other people...

UK Raises Millions to Aid to Phillipines

The money coming in has already helped to pay for some of the aid being delivere A month on from the Super Typhoon Haiyan hitting the Philippines, donations have reached over  £57 million; the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) has announced....