A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher

A young girl is burned to death for reporting sexual harassment by Teacher

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Apr20
An 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school’s principal. Nusrat Jahan Rafi told her family she was lured to the roof of her rural school in the town of Feni on April 6 and asked to withdraw the charges by five people clad in burqas. When she refused, she said her hands were tied and she was doused in kerosene and set

Terrorist killing in Northern Ireland

Breaking News: Terrorist shooting in Northern Ireland

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Apr19
Riots broke out in Northern Ireland last night and a woman has been shot dead in the city of Londonderry. The killing is being treated as a terrorist incident, police said Friday, following the latest upsurge in violence to shake the troubled region. Although the woman had yet to be formally identified, several reporters named her as Lyra McKee, a journalist, who had earlier posted an image that appeared to be from the riots in

Gunmen killed 14 people after forcing them to disembark from buses in Pakistan's Balochistan

Latest: Indian backed gunmen execute 14 people in Pakistan

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Apr18
Want the best from WTX News in your inbox? Sign up here. A Pakistani official says extremists gunmen have ambushed a bus and killed 14 passengers after forcing them off the vehicle on a highway in the country’s southwest, near Karachi. The killings took place before dawn on Thursday morning and the bus was travelling from Karachi to Gwadar. 15-20 unidentified armed assailants in camouflage were involved in the attack. The attack was organised and executed

Indonesia is holding polls with nearly 200 million voters on 17,000 islands in one day*

Joko Widodo on course to win Indonesia’s election

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Apr18
Joko Widodo appears to have outpaced rival Prabowo Subianto in Wednesday’s highly anticipated presidential election in Indonesia. Indonesia is holding polls with nearly 200 million voters on 17,000 islands in one day and casting five separate votes. Early polls suggest ballots put Jokowi on around 55% of the vote, with Prabowo winning around 44%. “Quick counts” are conducted by a variety of credible polling agencies and have proved reliable in the past. Final official results

The bus carrying 55 people rolled down the side of the hill in the coastal town in Canico

Breaking News: 29 killed on a tourist bus in Portugal

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Apr18
At least 29 people have died after a bus carrying German tourists plunged off a road and overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Another 27 were injured in the accident near the town of Caniço. Another woman later died of her injuries in hospital. The tourist bus eventually came to rest on the roof of a house. In the fatal journey, the tour bus fell down the side of a steep hill as the

Breaking News Peru’s Ex-President shoots himself

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Apr17
Peru’s ex-president Alan Garcia has died after shooting himself as police arrived to arrest him in a bribery probe, law enforcement sources say. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition in Lima but later died as emergency services were unable to stabilise his gunshot wound. According to local reports “This morning a dramatic accident took place: the president took the decision to shoot a bullet (in the head),” his lawyer, Erasmo Reyna, told

Un-seasonal rain accompanied by thunderstorm and lightning hit various parts of India killing 50 people

Thunderstorms in India kill 50 people – struck by lightning

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Apr17
Thunderstorms swept across western India killing at least 50 people and leaving widespread damage, destroying communities and crops in at least 4 states. Strong winds pummelled through Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh state battering walls, displacing trees and uprooting anything else that was in its path. Rajasthan witnessed the maximum casualties with 21 people killed in rain-related incidents following by Madhya Pradesh where 15 were killed. While 10 people were killed in Gujarat, three were

More than 250 arrested in London over climate change protests

More than 250 arrested in London

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Apr17
Want the best from WTX News in your inbox? Sign up here. Police have arrested more than 250 people in central London as climate protesters brought parts of the UK capital to a standstill for a second day running. Led by the British climate group Extinction Rebellion, large crowds gathered in areas including Oxford Street, Regent Street, Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge and parliament square in an attempt to force the government to act on climate change.

Danish police officer at an Anti Muslim protest

Danish police ban Anti-Muslim demonstration by the Far-Right

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Apr17
Want the best from WTX News in your inbox? Sign up here. Danish police have banned the second demonstration by an anti-Muslim Islamophobe in a neighbourhood in Copenhagen with a large population of immigrants to avoid violence and unrest. Police on Monday cancelled a similar demonstration in suburban Copenhagen by Paludan, but counter-demonstrators then set garbage containers on fire and police had to use tear gas to disperse them. The unrest has been spreading since Sunday

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives special humanitarian award from Pakistan

MBS gets a special humanitarian award from Pakistan

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Apr16
Want the best from WTX News in your inbox? Sign up here. Imran Khan’s government has awarded Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with the title of ‘Global Influential Figure’. A special award from Pakistan to recognise the Crown Princes achievements. The designation was awarded by the All Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) in a ceremony held in Islamabad on Sunday. President Dr Arif Alvi handed the certificate to Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to

Breaking News: Masjid AL-AQSA is on FIRE at the same time as Notre Dame Cathedral in France

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Apr16
Want the best from WTX News in your inbox? Sign up here. A fire broke out in al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the third-holiest site in Islam, on Monday. The blaze didn’t cause significant damage, but it did endanger a part of the worship site that’s over 2,000 years old. Footage showing smoke and fire emerging from the roof of a structure known as the Marwani Prayer Room, or Solomon’s Stables, could be seen on social media.

Breaking News: Four people dead in Penticton, Canada shooting

Breaking News: 2 women, 2 men killed in a Canadian city shooting

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Apr16
Canadian police say a 60-year-old man is in custody after four targeted shootings that killed two men and two women in the city of Penticton, British Columbia. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a statement. “Police have determined four people are deceased at three locations within a 5 km (3.1 mile) radius,” the statement said. “A man matching the suspect’s description turned himself into the Penticton RCMP detachment. The man remains in custody

Turkey-Russia Agree On $2.5 Billion Price, purchase of Tech For S-400 Missile Defence System

The USA threatens Turkey for buying Russian military services

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Apr16
Want the best from WTX News in your inbox? Sign up here. Turkey finds itself in the middle of an ongoing international scandal for pursuing its purchase of Russian defence missile system, instead of buying American made missile defence systems. In the complex world of military contracts and international alliances, using Russian services is seen as perfidy by the US, simply because of the amount of revenue it generates for the US economy. The US economy

One of the first ever Muslim-American members of the US Congress has said that a tweet by President Donald Trump has led to an increase in threats against her life.

Trump & his son incite violence against Omar

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Apr16
Want the best from WTX News in your inbox? Sign up here. Democratic Congresswomen. Ilhan Omar has said that President Donald Trump’s recent tweet, featuring a video of her speaking over footage from 9/11, has caused a surge in death threats against her. Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar said the threats were sparked by “violent rhetoric”, accusing Mr Trump of stoking right-wing extremism. “It has to stop,” she added. Ilhan Omar is one of only two Muslim women

Women only tour riles the patriarchy

News Briefing – The Week So Far TWSF by Yvonne Ridley

 Yvonne Ridley  

Apr15
Women-only tour riles the patriarchy I am off to Algeria next year and have decided to invite a group of women to come and share my adventure through the Atlas Mountains, down to the breath-taking coastal towns and cities and into the dramatic Saharan landscape with bags of shopping in the local casbahs thrown in. Naturally, there’s been a great response about the all-women trip but the issue of a mahram has cropped up several times. A mahram

Brexit madness takes a new twist with Farage

Brexit madness takes a new twist with Farage

 Yvonne Ridley  

Apr14
Talking of the patriarchy as I predicted Ex-UKIP godfather Nigel Farage has launched a new political party he says will create a “democratic revolution.” in UK politics. I very much doubt the Brexit Party will do that. I fear it will just spawn another mass of angry white men who we saw took to the streets in Westminster recently to harangue anyone who didn’t agree with them. Speaking at the unveiling in Coventry, he said announced he wanted to

Sudan's women rise to take power back to the people

Sudan’s revolutionary women lead from the front

 Yvonne Ridley  

Apr14
So one of the world’s longest-serving leaders has been ousted in a coup and few will shed tears for outgoing President Omar al-Bashir. However, these are exciting times in Sudan and I truly believe that the role played by women was one which tipped the scales in favour of this revolution succeeding. I’ve visited Sudan many times and the women there are among the most empowered and educated I’ve come across on my global travels.
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