Arrested British journalist arrives in Pakistan

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British journalist Yvonne Ridley has arrived in Pakistan after being released by her Taliban captors.

The Sunday Express journalist has crossed the Afghan border, according to Pakistan border officials.

Ms Ridley, aged 43, has been detained for the last 10 days, after going into Afghanistan undercover.

She had been expected to reach Pakistan this morning, but when she failed to cross the border, British officials feared she may have been detained again by the Taliban.

However, a senior Taliban official annnounced that she had left Kabul at noon (local time) and was being escorted to the border.