'My husband wants to control every part of my life'

Asian Image: BREAKING FREE: The most dangerous time for abused women is when they leave their violent partner

2:21pm Monday 1st September 2014

New proposals will mean that bullying partners who cause psychological harm through non-violent behaviour could now face jail.

PTV back on air after protesters clash with security

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2:08pm Monday 1st September 2014

Pakistani anti-government protesters have stormed the state TV building, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police.

Scores injured after Islamabad protests

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2:28pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Thousands of anti-government protesters have tried to raid the official residence of Pakistan's prime minister, sparking clashes with police that killed three people and wounded nearly 400 amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said.

'Shame culture within community means many victims suffer in silence'

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10:49am Saturday 30th August 2014

An Asian businesswoman has said a "shame culture" within families and communities means many sexual abuse victims often suffer in silence.

Ethnic group charity boss is cleared of fraud

Asian Image: Scales of Justice: Recent convictions at Oxfordshire's magistrates' courts

3:25pm Friday 29th August 2014

A former charity boss has been cleared of two counts of fraud.

Full shortlist for Brit Asia TV Music Awards announced in Birmingham

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11:07am Friday 29th August 2014

The Brit Asia TV Music Awards have announced their short list for this year's show which take place in October.

Men are simple creatures, it doesn’t take a PhD to figure them out

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7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

But the bona fide alpha male really is simpler than he would like to believe.

PICTURES: Spanish tomato fight fiesta

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2:58pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

People lay in a puddle squashed tomatoes, during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometers outside Valencia, Spain. 

Actress plans to showcase Indian culture in New York with new musical

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1:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Singer, songwriter and actress Nishi Rajan is producing an Indian musical in New York.

American woman being held by IS

Asian Image: In this photo released on Sunday, May 26, 2013, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad take their position during a clashes against Syrian rebels, in Aleppo, Syria. Syria's Information Ministry sa

10:08am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The Islamic State (IS) militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was carrying out humanitarian aid work in Syria, it has emerged.

Dharmendra rolls back the years in 'Double di Trouble'

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2:52pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Veteran Dharmendra will be seen in action sequences in his latest release 'Double di Trouble'. Even at the age of 78, he performed harness shots and refused to take any body doubles for his shots.

Israeli military blow-up Gaza tower blocks

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9:58am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Israel has bombed two large high-rise buildings in Gaza City with dozens of homes and shops - an escalation in the seven weeks of fighting with Hamas.

There has to be more to worry about in Pakistan than an on-screen kiss?

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3:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Pakistani actress Humaima Malik (no relative of Veena) faces being vilified by her peers because of a kiss.

Seema Malhotra MP to tackle domestic violence

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12:53pm Monday 25th August 2014

Labour leader Ed Miliband has appointed Seema Malhotra to be the party's first shadow minister tasked with tackling violence against women and girls.

10 dead after stampede at temple

12:56pm Monday 25th August 2014

A pre-dawn stampede has killed 10 people at a temple in central India.

What makes you an extremist and at what point will you be breaking the law?

Asian Image: CAMERA  East Lancashire councils use terrorist laws to catch people for minor offences

12:02pm Sunday 24th August 2014

The Home Secretary Theresa May is to introduce new laws to counter Islamic extremism in the UK. But what can be seen as extreme to one person may be simply someone else’s opinion.

Imran Khan party resigns from Pakistani parliament

Asian Image: Imran Khan unlikely to accept Taliban request

2:49pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Assembly members from Imran Khan's party have resigned from Pakistan's parliament to pressure the prime minister to step down over what they claim is electoral fraud.

Is there any point in asking British Muslims about radicalisation?

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4:24pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The recent killing of a journalist has once again brought to the fore the ‘problems of radicalisation’ within young British Muslims.

IS are deluded if they think Muslims are impressed with acts of barbarism

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12:19pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Decapitations are nothing but a savage trophy prize for the most debased sadist.

Kareena Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore support UNICEF work in India

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11:26am Thursday 21st August 2014

Bollywood actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sharmila Tagore joined actress and UNICEF Celebrity Advocate, Kareena Kapoor Khan at a dinner to support UNICEF’s education work for children in India.

International manhunt for killer of James Foley

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10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

An international manhunt is under way for a British jihadist believed to have perpetrated the on-screen beheading of American journalist James Foley.

Women and children killed as Israeli airstrikes resume

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4:19pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Two women and a two-year-old girl were among those killed as Israeli airstrikes targeted more Palestinian targets in Gaza.

Indian yoga guru dies aged 95

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12:32pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who helped popularise yoga around the world and wrote 17 books on the subject, has died aged 95.

Pakistani protesters claim victory after march on capital

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10:08am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Jubilant anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan have claimed victory after tearing down barricades and occupying a key road outside parliament.

'Online daters claimed they had £100m inheritance in India'

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5:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Vulnerable women were conned out of £220,000, including £170,000 from one victim, by a conspiracy which targeted single women looking for love on an internet dating site, a court has heard.

Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai to feature in new BBC 2 documentary

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12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A new documentary goes behind the scenes of India’s most iconic hotel; The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.

21 killed as train crashes into rickshaw

9:04am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Twenty-one people were killed when a passenger train hit an overloaded rickshaw at a level crossing in eastern India, a railway official said.

Asian Fashion Hour Live at The Space, Birmingham

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7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A few weeks ago, I met the lovely Chandeep Uppal, owner of the venue The Space Birmingham.

Armed robbers target Saudi Prince in Paris

5:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Armed robbers have ambushed a Saudi prince's diplomatic convoy in Paris, raiding a Mercedes for valuables then torching and abandoning the vehicle, police and prosecutors said.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at the LG Arena

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4:11pm Monday 18th August 2014

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan returns to Birmingham as part of his 'Back 2 Love' Tour 2014.

Pictures: Happy New Year trailer launch pays homage to Indian Independence day

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12:17pm Monday 18th August 2014

Director Farah Khan joined the cast of Happy New Year at the trailer launch of the movie in Mumbai. 

Man in court over Tesco Gaza demonstration

11:43am Monday 18th August 2014

A man has been charged with assaults on police after a Gaza protest outside a Tesco store.

Imran Khan calls for boycott of tax system

Asian Image: Imran Khan unlikely to accept Taliban request

10:31am Monday 18th August 2014

A Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician today called on thousands of anti-government protesters to stop paying taxes and practice civil disobedience until prime minister Nawaz Sharif steps down, raising fears of instability in the nuclear-armed US ally.

Ritz casino wins £1m gambling case

8:48am Saturday 16th August 2014

The Ritz casino has won a High Court battle to recover £1 million on unpaid cheques from a wealthy gambling addict.

Those guilty of atrocities must be held accountable

9:05am Friday 15th August 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged the international community to document atrocities in northern Iraq in an attempt to bring perpetrators to justice at a later date.

If you want to arrive in style take the Punjabi bus!

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7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

It might be a common sight on the streets of Pakistan but this beautifully decorated vehicle is the only one of its kind in the region.

Students from richer neighbourhoods more likely to go to top universities

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9:51am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Students from the richest neighbourhoods are still almost 10 times more likely to go to a top university than those from the poorest areas.

UN warns of massacres in Iraq

6:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

The world must take "all possible measures" to prevent a massacre of minorities in Iraq, United Nations human rights experts warned as the UK continued aid drops but resisted calls for military intervention.

Grandfather's plea for child seen posing in graphic Syrian photo

1:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

The grandfather of a seven-year-old boy pictured clutching the severed head of a Syrian soldier has urged the Australian government to bring the child home.

The many faces of Robin Williams

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11:22am Tuesday 12th August 2014

He was the goofy, comic genius whose racing mouth and mind left audiences breathless as they tried to keep up with oddball jokes, impersonations and cultural quips.

Tributes to a comedy genius

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9:59am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Robin Williams entertained millions during a career which spanned more than 30 years and stars were quick to pay tribute to the actor and comedian.

Thousands call for an end to Gaza massacre

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5:51pm Saturday 9th August 2014

Thousands of demonstrators descended on the streets of London to protest at the bombing of Gaza, branding the Israeli offensive a "massacre"

Plans to teach toddlers 'fundamental British values'

3:14pm Friday 8th August 2014

New plans for nurseries and childminders to teach toddlers "fundamental British values" have been criticised by early years experts, who said that the vast majority already do so.

50,000 Yazidis trapped in North West Iraq

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9:55am Friday 8th August 2014

Around 50,000 members of the Yazidi community, many women and children, have been left trapped on Mount Sinjar in north west Iraq after they were driven into the mountains following threats from Islamic extremists in the area.

Grave concerns after Iraqi Christian village taken

11:14pm Thursday 7th August 2014

France has pressed the United Nations for a security council emergency meeting over the advances of Islamic militants in Iraq.

DEC launches national Gaza emergency appeal

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9:18am Thursday 7th August 2014

An appeal to help hundreds of thousands of people who have fled their homes in Gaza is being launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee.

£7.9bn Israeli weapons licences issued

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4:08pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

The Government has issued export licences worth at least £7.9 billion for the sale to Israel of arms and other dual-use military equipment - although not all of it is destined for the armed forces.

Charity lists names of children murdered in Gaza

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9:52am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A list of the names of 373 children, some just a few months old, killed in the conflict in Gaza is published in many national newspapers today.

Presenter reads news without headscarf on Saudi channel

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8:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A female newsreader has appeared on Saudi state television without a headscarf.

One Direction figures get a summer makeover

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12:28pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

One Direction are dressed for a date - after their wax figures were given a makeover putting them in their tour outfits.

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