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University of Nottingham labs destroyed in fire

<b>Investigations into a blaze that has destroyed a multi-million pound university chemistry building are set to begin.</b><p>Up to 60 firefighters were involved in tackling the fire at the University of Nottingham, after they were called about 20:30 BST on Friday.<p>No-one was injured and no other buildings …

The Afghan Girls Who Live as Boys

In a society that demands sons at almost any cost, some families are cutting their daughters’ hair short and giving them male names.<p>Mehran, age 6, first arrived at her kindergarten in Kabul as Mahnoush, in pigtails and a pistachio dress. When school shut down for a break, Mahnoush left and never …

Pakistan protest talks deadlocked after arrests

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have gathered thousands of supporters in Islamabad since August 14 calling on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over what they claim was massive rigging of the 2013 election.<p>Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan …

Australia Commits Military Forces to Fight ISIS

PERTH, Australia - Australia will deploy military forces and aircraft to a global coalition fighting ISIS militants, responding to a request from the United States to become involved militarily in the conflict in Iraq and Syria. A 600-strong force comprising some 400 air force personnel and 200 …

Gaza children return to school after end of war with Israel

Children in Gaza made a delayed return to school on Sunday after the 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.<p>Gaza education ministry official Ziad Thabet said the opening was for 230,000 pupils attending public schools, 200,000 going …

Prince Harry lends support to the Union in Scotland debate

Prince Harry has made the most decisive Royal intervention in the independence debate by saying openly that he hopes Scotland will remain in the UK<p>Prince Harry has made the most overt Royal comment on the question of Scottish independence yet.<p>The fourth in line to the throne appeared to endorse a …

Scottish referendum: Salmond invites rivals to join 'Team Scotland'

Alex Salmond has invited Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling to join his "Team Scotland" group to negotiate the breakup of Great Britain if the yes side prevails in Thursday's independence referendum.<p>As a series of new polls confirmed that the referendum remains on a knife-edge – with the no vote …