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Vekash Khokhar at the Backstage Theatre, Longford. The space has become a lifeline for him. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Each morning for the past two months Vekash Manzoor Khokhar has set off to work in the local nursing home shortly after 6am. He knows Alice, a 93-year(...)

Amy Johnson: in May 1930, she flew solo from England to Australia, the first woman to do so

Amy Johnson was born in 1903, the same year that the Wright Brothers made their first flight. It would seem that this was no mere coincidence. Johnson(...)

Firefighters and rescue workers remove the body of a victim from debris at the site of a collapsed building in Mumbai, India, on Thursday. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

At least 21 people are dead and more than a dozen others trapped after monsoon downpours caused a building to collapse in Mumbai. The four-storey re(...)

Burnt vehicles at the scene of an Oil tanker accident on the outskirts of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Photograph: EPA

An oil tanker crashed and exploded on a road in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than 150 people, many of whom were collecting leaking fuel before it (...)

An ambulance carrying the body of an Afghan diplomat leaves the Afghan consulate  in Karachi, Pakistan, following a shooting incident. Photograph: Shakil Adil/AP Photo

An Afghan diplomat was shot dead on Monday by a guard at the Afghan consulate in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi in a personal dispute, officials (...)

Staff members of a local hospital wait for casualties of bomb blast at a Sufi shrine, in Karachi, Pakistan. Photograph: Fareed Khan/AP Photo

An explosion claimed by militant group Islamic State ripped through a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 43 people a(...)

Spectators watch as rescue workers search a train which crashed in Karachi, Pakistan, on November 3rd. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

A long-distance train collided into stationary coaches in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Thursday, killing at least 20 people, hospital officia(...)

Former Pakistan cricket captain Hanif Mohammad (left) during a visit to the Arabian Sea Country Club in Karachi, 27th January 2006. Photograph: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

The former Pakistan captain Hanif Mohammad has died at the age of 81, having been admitted to a Karachi hospital earlier this week suffering from resp(...)

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