Forced marriage: ‘Dad said he would kill me if he found me’

[ad_1] Sanaz (not her real name) was 13 years old when she left home to escape a forced marriage. Her story is not unusual for many young girls in London.Forced marriage became an offence in 2014 and since then there have been 491 incidents of it reported to the police in the capital.But the Metropolitan Police has yet to secure a conviction.Sanaz's story, and the experiences others affected by forced

Fleabag is back – and she’s found religion

[ad_1] Fleabag, the filthy and funny but somewhat damaged character we met in the TV comedy of the same name, has been desperately trying to turn over a new leaf."She's really been trying hard to eat avocados and go jogging and live a good, quiet life," the show's creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge explains ahead of the start of the second series.It's been three years since Fleabag arrived on screens,
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El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán found guilty

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Guzmán was extradited to the US in 2017 Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug-trafficking trial at a federal court in New York.Guzmán, 61, was convicted on numerous counts including the distribution of cocaine and heroin, illegal firearms possession and money laundering.He has yet to be sentenced, but the verdict could mean life

How Nina Nesbitt fought the pop machine and found herself

[ad_1] Image copyright Wolf James Image caption Nina Nesbitt "thought her life was over" when she left her record label in 2016 The music industry can be brutally casual sometimes, as Scottish-Swedish songwriter Nina Nesbitt discovered.Championed by Ed Sheeran and signed by Island Records, her smart, straight-talking lyrics and catchy pop hooks earned her a top 20 album and a dedicated group of fans cringingly dubbed "The Nesbians".But two years
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Jayme Closs: Missing 13-year-old found months after parents’ murder

[ad_1] Image copyright Barron County Sheriff's Department Image caption Jayme Closs, 13, has been described as a "sweet girl" by school officials A 13-year-old girl from Wisconsin who went missing in October after her parents were murdered has been found alive, officials say. Jayme Closs, whose parents, aged 56 and 46, were discovered shot in their family home last year, was located on Thursday evening, police said.They said a suspect
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‘Suspicious packages’ found at consulates in Australia

[ad_1] Australian authorities are investigating suspicious packages found at foreign consulates in Canberra and Melbourne, police have confirmed.The Metropolitan Fire Brigade confirmed it was assisting police with "a number of incidents" across Melbourne. Several consulates were reportedly affected."The packages are being examined by attending emergency services," the Australian Federal Police said."The circumstances are being investigated."A British High Commission official said: "We are liaising closely with the [federal police] and the
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Magnitogorsk: Baby found alive after block of flats explosion

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment rescuers pull the baby from the rubbleRussian rescuers in the city of Magnitogorsk have pulled an 11-month-old baby from the rubble of a block of flats hit by an explosion on Monday.The boy, named Ivan, has serious frostbite, a head injury and leg fractures, and will be sent for treatment in Moscow. He is said to be in a
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Andover house explosion: Man found dead

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice remain at the scene alongside workers from the gas boardA man's body has been found in the wreckage of a house that was destroyed in an explosion. Neighbours said they were awoken by a "loud bang" when the blast occurred in Andover, Hampshire, at about 02:30 GMT.Photos from the scene of the collapse in Launcelot Close, off King Arthurs Way,
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Bodies found in search for missing couple

[ad_1] Image caption Susan and James Kenneavy have not been seen at home or been in contact with family Police searching for a couple missing after their car was found washed up on a beach have found two bodies. James and Susan Kenneavy's empty vehicle was found by workmen clearing debris on Drummore beach, near Stranraer, on Thursday morning. Police said they were called after a woman's body was found

Dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested ‘6kg of plastic’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Items found inside the whale included drinking cups, plastic bottles, plastic bags and flip-flops A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 6kg (13 lbs) of plastic waste in its stomach, park officials say.Items found included 115 drinking cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags and two flip-flops.The carcass of the 9.5m (31ft) mammal was found in