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Mayra Zulfiqar told police about death threat before she murdered in Pakistan
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Mayra Zulfiqar told police about death threat before she murdered in Pakistan

Murdered Londoner Mayra Zulfiqar had reportedly warned police her life was in danger less than two weeks before she was shot in Lahore. The 24-year-old law graduate was found in a pool of blood in her rented flat in the Pakistani city on Monday. Four men including the two chief suspects were believed to have broken in that morning. Police said Ms Zulfiquar had two bullet wounds - one to her neck and another to her arm and had bled to death. Bruises were found on her right hand and left foot. Thirteen days earlier, she had reportedly asked police for protection after accusing a man of abducting her at gunpoint. Ms Zulfiquar had been threatened by two men who both wanted to marry her, according to legal documents seen by the BBC. It reported details of a police report filed o...
Royal Navy to stay on patrol in Jersey, says PM as fishing row escalates
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Royal Navy to stay on patrol in Jersey, says PM as fishing row escalates

A fleet of French fishing boats descended on Jersey after threatening to blockade the island's main port over a post-Brexit fishing rights row. The UK has sent two Royal Navy ships to Jersey as a precaution HMS Severn and HMS Tamar are patrolling the waters around Jersey. And French authorities have confirmed to Sky News that a vessel, the Military Ops ship Athos, will be arriving imminently to carry out a patrol mission while local reports suggest another is also en route. The deployment, France says, is to guarantee the safety of people at sea and accompany the flotilla of around 50 French fishing vessels that had been protesting off St Helier over a lack of access to waters around the Channel island. Downing Street confirmed Boris Johnson spoke to the chief minister of Jersey, Sen...