Pakistani husbands can ‘lightly beat’ their wives, Islamic council says

The CII said a law protecting wives from abusive husbands was ‘un-Islamic’ (Picture: Getty Images)

When the most populous province in Pakistan approved a law that gives women protection from abusive husbands, the country’s Council of Islamic Ideology protested.

It was ‘un-Islamic’, it said, for women to leave an abusive relationship. It added that it would be producing its own proposal before the law was expanded to other parts of the country.

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Not reporting signs of child abuse ‘should be made a criminal offence’

 Not reporting suspected child abuse 'should be made a criminal offence'
It’s hoped a legal change could prevent a repeat of the Savile scandal (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Failing to report concerns that children are being abused could see teachers, doctors and carers face criminal charges under a controversial proposal.

Charities have argued that mandatory reporting is a ‘vital component’ of a functional child protection system that could affect millions of children, the Guardian reports.

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Police hunt for scammer who posed as water company worker to steal £20,000 from man, 91

Police hunt for scammer who posed as water company worker to steal £20,000 from man, 91
An E-fit of the suspected scammer(Picture: Hampshire Police/PA)

A con artist scammed £20,000 from an elderly man by posing as a water company worker.

In the search to find the suspect, police have released this e-fit image of the man who targeted the pensioner at his home in Southsea, Hampshire, on April 16.

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18 suspected Albanian migrants rescued from inflatable boat in the English Channel

18 suspected Albanian migrants rescued from inflatable boat in the English Channel
18 of those rescued were migrants (Picture: Sky)

The group of nineteen people rescued from the English Channel after their inflatable boat began to sink, included 18 Albanian nationals.

Earlier today we reported how the UK Coastguard received a call for assistance just off the coast of Dymchurch in Kent at 11.40pm last night.

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Nottingham shopping centre evacuated after suspicious package found

The item was found inside the Victoria Centre (Picture: @JAMES2BYRNE/CATERS NEWS)

A shopping centre in Nottingham was evacuated this morning after a suspicious package was found.

It is thought that an unattended suitcase prompted the evacuation of the Victoria Centre in the heart of the city.

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