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Benedict Cumberbatch in call to pardon convicted gay men

Benedict Cumberbatch (centre)

(BBC) – Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry are among signatories of an open letter asking the government to pardon 49,000 men who were prosecuted for being gay. 00    Read More »

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win Australian Open

Serena Williams

(BBC) – Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova to win her sixth Australian Open and 19th Grand Slam title. 00    Read More »

Israel to build 430 new settler homes in West Bank

The Palestinians want both the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war, to be part of a future state.

The Israeli government has published tenders to build 430 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, according to an NGO that monitors settlement activity. 00    Read More »

Egypt’s Sisi pulls out of AU summit after Sinai attacks

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit, following a wave of deadly attacks in the Sinai Peninsula claimed by a group that pledges allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). 00    Read More »

Jailed Al Jazeera journalist’s family speaks of ordeal

Detained Al-Jazeera English journalists (left to right) Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste

The family of jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste have renewed their call for his freedom, after returning from Egypt where Greste has been held in prison for almost 400 days. 00    Read More »