20-year-old was given lashes after being convicted of sodomy in a Shariah court. The verdict follows a new sweeping anti-gay law signed by Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan (pictured)
Spurs reportedly set for talks with Lille
Homophobia is not the only motive behind these unsavoury measures
Report reveals there are just 250 adult lions after 'catastrophic collapse' in numbers in the region puts animals in critical danger
An estimated 13 million people set to take to UK's roads from 24-26 December
Fulham and Newcastle are among the clubs linked with a move for the England international
News comes as three friends took a Boris Bike up Mont Ventoux in France and got it back to the capital with 22 seconds to spare
A car bomb has exploded in the Malian town of Kidal, killing at least two UN peacekeepers.
French lawmakers are debating one of Europe's toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking. Local movie stars have signed petitions, political parties are split, and sex workers complain the government is doing them out of a living. France is divided over a bid to crack down on prostitution.
The draw takes place on Friday
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England will be among an unseeded pot of European countries for Friday's draw for the 2014 World Cup finals, organisers have confirmed.
Francis Collomp, 63, duped his captors into thinking he was feeble and old
England's management team of Roy Hodgson and Ray Lewington were highly interested observers on a return to their old stamping ground last night as two potential World Cup opponents served up the best match seen at Craven Cottage for a long time..
A French engineer held hostage by Islamist extremists in northern Nigeria made a daring escape on a motorcycle taxi at the weekend while his captors were being attacked by the Nigerian army.
The climate is more suitable than that found in Europe says the England manager