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The so-called honor killing of a 14-year-old Iranian girl by her father, who reportedly used a farming sickle to behead her as she slept, has prompted a nationwide outcry. Reza Ashrafi, now in custody, was apparently enraged when he killed his daughter Romina on Thursday after she ran away with 34-year-old Bahamn Khavari in Talesh, some 320 kilometers (198 miles) northwest of the capital, Tehran. In traditional societies in the Middle East, including Iran, blame would typically fall on a runaway girl for purportedly having sullied her family’s honor, rather than on an adult male luring away a child.
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The number of people who have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus has jumped by 412, nearly double the number of hospital fatalities announced today .The Department for Health said 37,460 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus as of 5pm on Tuesday, up from 37,048 the day before.
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Raw video: Man pleads with Minneapolis police that he can't breathe while an officer presses his knee into the back of his neck. The man was taken to a hospital but died a short time later.
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Britain could be out of lockdown and "virtually back to normal" by August, according to a former World Health Organisation expert. Professor Karol Sikora, who was director of the body's cancer programme from 1997 until 1999, has been a regular commentator on the coronavirus pandemic on Twitter.
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Boris Johnson to get personally involved in Brexit talks as chief negotiator says he doesn’t answer to Dominic Cummings
Boris Johnson will get personally involved in top-level Brexit talks next month as both sides try to avert a no-deal, the UK's chief negotiator has said.David Frost confirmed to a parliamentary committee that "leader-level" discussions would be part of a planned EU-UK "stock-take" in June on how to unblock talks.