Nassrullah Youssoufi and Abdul Wali were among more than 1 million refugees and migrants who reached Europe in 2015. The two Afghans don't know each other, but they share a fear-driven past: escaping their homeland on foot, bus, train or ferry and landing in a new country where they had no rights, not even the right to stay. Years later, the men live in France legally, one working as an asylum court interpreter in the capital and the other at a restaurant in the country's northeast.
Child poverty now costs Britain £38bn a year, says new independent report. Despite Conservative claims to have reduced childhood deprivation, the burden on taxpayers has soared over the past eight years
Father to 15 children … but were any of blues star BB King’s offspring his?. A new biography says paternity would have been impossible for the musician because he was sterile due to illness and an accident
Rose Plays Julie review – identity quest goes to truly dark places. A student’s search for her birth mother has haunting results in this tale from the innovative Irish directing team of Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor
Britain’s broadcast media is too valuable to be the toy of politicians and moguls. Rupert Murdoch launches a new channel, C4 is threatened and notions of impartiality seem up for grabs. Are we seeing a challenge to the old order?
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Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], September 19 (ANI): Under the Uttrakhand government's 'Government at Public's Door' program, Dehradun District Magistrate R Rajesh Kumar on Sunday visited Bana Chilhad, a remote village of Tehsil Tyuni on Saturday and interacted with locals.
Jake Haener threw for 455 yards, including the go-ahead touchdown pass to Jalen Cropper with 14 seconds remaining, and Fresno State upset No. 13 UCLA 40-37 Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. Haener overcame a crushing hit to his right hip in the fourth quarter to rally the Bulldogs. After UCLA regained the lead with 54 seconds left on Dorian Thompson-Robinson's 15-yard pass to Kyle Phillips, a limping Haener directed a six-play, 75-yard drive that gave the Bulldogs (3-1) their fourth straight win over the Bruins.
‘Persuasion first, violence later’: the Taliban’s new vice and virtue approachIn his first interview with western media, Kandahar’s enforcer promises that things will be different from the brutal 1990s A Taliban policeman slaps a boy for loitering. Force is now supposed to be a last resort, according to Kandahar’s new vice and virtue chief. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/DPA
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], September 19 (ANI): Amid political turmoil in Punjab, Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said that he hopes that Captain Amarinder Singh would not take any step which would hurt the party's interests.