Philip Whiteside, news reporter Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a British-Iranian woman who has been in jail in Iran for five years. The Iranian regime claims she was working against the state when she was arrested on a visit to the country to see her parents with her daughter. Here is a timeline of events that have left a family split apart and resulted in diplomacy at the highest level. October 2010 Joins Thomson Reuters Foundation Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe joins the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a charity that says it promotes "socio-economic progress" and the rule of law through a series of training programmes. Advertisement Before the move, she worked for BBC Media Action for around 18 months, the corporation's international development charity which uses "the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights". June 2014 Birth of her daughter Gabriella, the only daughter of Mrs … [Read more...] about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: The five-year fight for freedom
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More than 400 people have been killed and thousands injured after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck near the border between Iran and Iraq. The earthquake was centred about 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja at about 6.20pm UK time on Sunday. It was 15 miles deep - a shallow depth that can cause broader damage - and was felt for about 20 seconds in Baghdad, as well as in Turkey, Kuwait and Israel. State news agencies reported that 407 people had been killed and 6,700 injured by the tremor in Iran. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player People flee as earthquake hits At least seven deaths were reported in neighbouring Iraq, with 535 people hurt. Advertisement The quake also created cracks in a major dam holding back Iraq's Diyala river, causing it to sink lower. There is not thought to be any immediate danger from the damage, although it is unclear whether power production might be affected. … [Read more...] about More than 400 people dead in Iran-Iraq earthquake
PEOPLE with troubling and unusual symptoms shouldn't delay in seeing their GP despite the Covid-19 pandemic, a cancer patient has warned. Breast cancer patient Alison Tait said early diagnoses could "save your life". Coronavirus restrictions have meant that Brits have been advised to "stay at home to protect the NHS" but this has meant that many people have been left feeling anxious about visiting their GP. Mum Alison Tait was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and was told it had spread to her liver. The lockdowns have been distressing for many people, but for Alison they have meant she had to attend her appointments alone. Despite this she is still urging others to come forward if they have any signs or symptoms of cancer. Speaking to The Sun, Alison said: "I can understand why people might be wary of going to their GP at the moment, but it’s so important to do so. "The sooner cancer is diagnosed the better the chance of successful treatment, so it … [Read more...] about Cancer patient begs those with symptoms to not delay in seeing their GP despite ongoing Covid pandemic
CAN you spot the sneaky snake hiding amongst the clutter in this garage? Social media users have been left scratching their heads after Australian snake catchers shared the puzzle to find the deadly Coastal Carpet Python. Snake Catchers Brisbane & Gold Coast, a snake removal service based in Queensland, uploaded the brainteaser to their Facebook page after they were called out to a home in Sunnybank. Some eagle-eyed users were able to spot the snake, but others were left baffled by the riddle. "It's great to play this but every time I can't find it which makes me a bit concerned if I had to do it in real life," one user commented. "Is this one of those 'there's no snake' and you are messing with us?" another stumped social media user added. Hidden amidst the resident's workshed is the cunning descendant of the Carpet Python, skulking next to a saw. Formally known as the Morelia spilota mcdowelli, the reptile can grow to up to 10 feet in length. Most … [Read more...] about Can you spot the deadly snake hiding in this cluttered garage?
A Nando's customer has left people horrified after ordering a chicken burger with 50 additional slices of cheese. The restaurant allows people to customise their meals when ordering through an app for home delivery and one worker shared the enormous receipt of the bizarre request which had come through. It shows a grilled chicken burger with 50 cheddar cheese slices (with each adding 60p to the bill), as well as garlic peri peri sauce and 10 chicken wings, Daily Star reports. Images posted on Reddit and captioned: "Someone ordered a burger in Nando's with 50 slices of cheese" show a bun piled up high with the chicken, lettuce and sauce all separated by a sizeable pile of cheese. Not everyone was impressed, as one person commented to say: "That is obscene" and another wrote: "Cheesus christ that’s a hefty amount of cheddar." Some wondered if the order had even been intentional as one person wrote: "Lol this was an accident surely." And another responded: "That’s what … [Read more...] about Nando’s customer makes ‘obscene’ order of chicken burger with 50 extra slices of cheese