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Pakistan passes long-awaited anti-honour killing legislation

Islamabad - Pakistan passed long-awaited legislation Thursday closing a loophole that allowed people who killed for "honour" to walk free, three months after the murder of a social media star by her brother sparked international revulsion.

Two sisters shot dead in Pakistan 'honour' killings

Lahore - A man killed his two sisters on the eve of their weddings in Pakistan's central Punjab province, police said Saturday, in the latest case of so-called "honour" killings in the country.

Husband of UK woman killed in Pakistan calls for justice

Rawalpindi - The husband of a British woman who was killed in Pakistan has called for the UK and Pakistani governments to ensure his wife received justice, as he sought to keep the spotlight on so-called "honour" killings.

Pakistan police investigate 'honour' killing of British woman

Islamabad - Pakistani police are investigating after a British man claimed his wife had been murdered in a so-called "honour" killing, ten days after the death of a social media star cast a spotlight on the practice.

Five young Indians die in suspected 'honour' killings

New Delhi - Five young people in northern India are believed to have been murdered by their families or partner's relatives in suspected honour killings, in three separate incidents this week, police said Saturday.

Getting away with murder in Pakistan

Islamabad - The strangling of Pakistani social media starlet Qandeel Baloch by her brother has once again cast a spotlight on the custom of "honour killings", which claims around a thousand lives in Pakistan every year.What are honour killings?

Pakistani star's brother 'not embarrassed' by killing her

Multan - The brother of a murdered Pakistani celebrity said Sunday he is "not embarrassed" to have killed her, as Qandeel Baloch's death reignited polarising calls for action against the "epidemic" of honour killings.

Pakistan social media star Baloch killed 'by brother'

Muzaffarabad - A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarised the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honour killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion.

Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against honour killings

Lahore - An influential group of Pakistani clerics has issued a fatwa against honour killings, with a spokesman calling them "unethical and unjustifiable" Monday following a series of attacks on women that have caused national outrage.

Mothers comfort scared daughters after Pakistan 'honour killing'

Lahore - Two young girls stand inches from charred bricks and ash, staring at the spot where a "kind and gentle" teenager who taught them the Koran was savagely burned by her mother for marrying the man of her choice.

Economist Thomas Piketty refuses France's highest honour

Paris - France's influential economist Thomas Piketty, author of "Capital in the 21st Century", on Thursday refused to accept the country's highest award, the Legion d'honneur, to criticise the Socialist government in power.

France awards highest honour to modest WWII spy heroine

Wellington - A World War II heroine who parachuted behind German lines on "perilous" spy missions, but was so modest she only told her children about it 15 years ago, was Tuesday presented with France's highest honour.

Calls for justice for pregnant Pakistan woman beaten to death

Lahore - The husband of a pregnant Pakistani woman who was beaten to death outside Lahore's High Court for marrying against her family's wishes vowed Wednesday to fight for justice.

Pakistani woman beaten to death with bricks by family

Lahore - A three-months pregnant Pakistani woman was beaten to death with bricks by members of her own family Tuesday for marrying the man of her choice, police said.

Phil Hartman Joins Canada's Walk of Fame Special

Toronto - Among the inductees at this year’s Canadian Walk Of Fame is comedian Phil Hartman. He's best-known for his work on Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, and NewsRadio, and the award is the result of years of work by his fans and family.

Singer Annie Lennox receives OBE

London - Pop icon Annie Lennox has been made an OBE in the annually published New Year Honours list for her work fighting AIDS and poverty.

William Roache honoured for 50 years on Coronation Street

William Roache, who is known to Coronation Street fans as Ken Barlow, was honoured for being the world's longest-serving soap actor. He has been with the show since its first episode.

Op-Ed: Honour And The Man Who Will Be President

The past few weeks of campaigning has seen ugliness in the U.S. Crowds whipped into frenzies that to an outside observer could border on mob mentality. Those views may be the final straw for voters. Honour or mob mentality could decide the election.

Canada: Father Asks Why Son Won't Receive Sacrifice Medal

Master Cpl. Jeffrey Scott Walsh was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow soldier. His father is asking why his son will not receive Sacrifice Medal.

Clint Eastwood receives French honour, Legion d'honneur

Clint Eastwood receives the top honor of France, Legion d'honneur.

Pakistani Men Arrested in Sister's Death

Two brother in Pakistan have beaten their sister and her lover to death with bricks for bringing (APPARENT) shame upon their family as they were not married. The couple were discovered by the brothers in what one of them quoted as "A WRONG SITUATION...
 

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The SAAF Roll of Honour contains some 3 000 names of airmen lost since 1914.
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