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Bradford, England — She has had to move 19 times in the last five years. She steps outside her suburban home only after checking the street for strange cars and rehearsing the nearby footpath escapes.

Once back inside, she shoves heavy furniture under the front door handle and places a knife within quick reach.

The British-born daughter of Pakistani immigrants, she is under a death threat from her own father and brother.
The custom of arranged marriages is generally endorsed by South Asian communities of all religious affiliations. The system may have some advantages if due regard is given to the wishes and preferences of the intended spouses, and if dowry considerations do not turn the exercise into a commercial transaction — both very big “ifs.” It is the ugly side of arranged marriages that has made headlines in the British and American press several times in recent years.
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Workers in the media opposed to the current war drive.
Invitation to participate in a conference organised by the SAFRA project on 29 June in Manchester, UK.
A young woman has won a court battle to have her forced marriage annulled.
Opposite St Stephen's Gate, House of Commons, Westminster, London, SW1.
Creationist teachers at the city technology college in Gateshead are undermining the scientific teaching of biology in favour of persuading pupils of the literal truth of the Bible.
The demonstration is organised by the Stop the War Coalition and supported by CND.
A man who murdered his 24 year old daughter after discovering her 'secret' boyfriend has been jailed for life.
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