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Iran carries out second execution over protests

Majidreza Rahnavard was executed “in public” after a court convicted him of the charge of “enmity against God”. The court found that Mr Rahnavard had stabbed to death two members of the paramilitary Barij Resistance Force. Mr Rahnavard was arrested 23 days ago after participating in protests that have gripped the country since September. He […]

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England fans returning from Qatar ‘risk’ spreading camel flu

Discovered in Saudi Arabia in 2012, MERS is thought to be ten times more deadly than COVID-19, but, so far, it has only impacted a small number of people. The World Health Agency has reported just 2,600 cases between April 2012 and October 2022 in 12 Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. The disease, thought […]

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‘Complete travesty’ Meghan and Harry ‘agreed’ to have pictures taken

The Sussexes have been mired in controversy over accusations their upcoming Netflix documentary has used misleading images. The trailer shows videos and imagery of the paparazzi at events they did not attend. As a result, commentators have questioned the validity of the couple’s argument that the British tabloids hounded them and created an intolerable existence.  One […]

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272 killed in Kishishe massacre including 17 children

An official death toll has risen after the killings of 272 villagers in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week. The killings were allegedly carried out by the M23 armed group in the DRC’s east. Originally, it was believed 52 people had been killed in Kishishe village in eastern North Kivu province but that number […]

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Ethnic minorities ‘shot’ in Iran’s ‘crimes against humanity’

Iranian authorities are killing ethnic minorities in what has been described to Express.co.uk as planned shootings. It is the latest allegation to rock riot-ridden Iran, which is gripped by civil unrest over the treatment of women and the enforcement of the hijab. As a result of the Iranian regime opening fire on peaceful protesters, the […]

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World Cup stadium builder begs Harry Kane to ‘stand up’ for

A migrant worker who helped build stadiums for this year’s World Cup has begged England Captain Harry Kane to “stand up” for “deceived” labourers at tonight’s match against Wales. Anish Adhikari worked for three years in Qatar to pay back the loan he took out from recruitment sharks. After mounting interest, he is still in […]

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Employers are nervous Brits will pull a sickie to watch World Cup

It is a historic day for Britain with two football matches as Wales plays Iran and England plays the USA. Wales are favourites to win against Iran resulting in Welsh fans turning up to pubs for breakfast. According to employers, football-mad workers have been throwing “sickies” so that they can watch World Cup matches, which […]

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Qatar issues grovelling apology to World Cup fans for ‘negligence’

Qatari officials have offered refunds and free accommodation to fans who were disappointed by overpriced and inadequate accommodation. Hastily constructed ‘fan villages’ at the Qatar World Cup have been blasted by fans who say that soaring temperatures inside their rooms are unacceptable. Fans also complained that some of the rooms were unfinished and in a […]

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Qatari World Cup workers’ quarters slammed as ‘unsanitary’

Qatar relies on migrant labour with 95 percent of the workforce coming from overseas. Of the two million migrant labourers currently living in the oil-rich state, a large portion is reported to be living in substandard conditions. The workers are housed inside dormitories in the so-called Industrial Area. The accommodation has been built specifically for […]