News Iranian Teacher Ali Mohammadian with 8-year-old Mahan Rahimi, in a photo taken before Mahan's classmates followed their teacher and also shaved their hair.

Ali Mohammadian noticed his pupil was being bullied, and shaved his head to show his support

Military renews attacks on Kurds

Turkish warplanes and artillery pounded Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq for a second night, hours after the rebels mounted attacks on security forces in south-eastern Turkey.

Market Report: Competition fears force Aggreko to power down

Investors pulled the plug on Aggreko last night over fears its market leader status could be in jeopardy, leaving the temporary power supplier at the foot of the top-tier index.

Album: Maria Tarantouri...Sings Taner Akyol (Enja)

Composer Akyol's family hails from Dersim, where Turks murdered Kurds in 1934.

Kozel vs Kozel

A certain mystique surrounds tough American businessman Todd Kozel, but a $100m divorce battle has laid bare many of the affairs of his complex oil business. Mark Leftly reports

The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages, By Sophie Hardach

Love, honour, and a tangle of red tape

Popular Kurdish singer shot in head

The popular folk singer Ibrahim Tatlises was shot in the head outside a TV studio, leaving him in a critical condition.

One killed and forty seven hurt in Iraq protests

One person has been killed and 47 others injured during overnight protests in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniyah, police and hospital officials said.

Market Report: Aggreko gains as bulls eye 'powerful potential'

Aggreko shot up to pole position as the blue chips shrugged off the weakness in the UK economy to stage a comeback last night.

Found vast acres of gas? Don't tell the markets

Some people are never satisfied, or so managers of Heritage Oil might feel after announcing a $2.7bn (£1.7bn) gas find yesterday – only to watch the firm's stock plummet nearly 30 per cent.

Condemned student granted a reprieve

A Kurdish student activist who was due to be executed yesterday for "waging war against God" was granted a last-minute stay of execution, his lawyer was quoted as saying.

Robert Fisk: Why can't a Palestinian woman tell her own story?

Ypres and Palestine, the Jewish Holocaust and Iraqi Kurdistan.

Market Report: Laird's rise takes traders and brokers by surprise

It may have prompted nothing more than a lukewarm reaction from brokers, yet an acquisition deal by Laird resulted in the electronics company touching its highest share price for a year during a session in which major risers were few and far between.

'Honour killing' pair jailed for life

Two cousins who became the first suspects ever extradited to Britain from Iraq were jailed for life today for the "honour killing" of a 20-year-old woman.

PKK denies suicide bombing

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) yesterday denied responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul that wounded 32 people. The group said it was extending a ceasefire until Turkey's general elections in 2011.

PKK suspected over Istanbul suicide bomb as ceasefire runs out

A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up next to a police vehicle in Istanbul's busy Taksim Square yesterday, injuring at least 32 people, 15 of them police officers.

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London