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BBC name change stirs language row in Afghanistan

KABUL: The BBC is facing an angry reaction in Afghanistan after it changed the name of one of its local language Facebook pages to BBC Dari, the official name of the Afghan version of Persian or Farsi but one rejected by many local Persian…

Pakistan-origin woman wins Masterchef UK title

A Pakistani-origin junior doctor has won the Masterchef UK title, with a menu of "East meets West" dishes inspired by her Pakistani heritage. Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed, 29, from Watford, beat off fellow-competitors Giovanna Ryan and Steve…

German secret service spied on global media: report

BERLIN: Germany's foreign intelligence service BND long spied on journalists of the BBC, The New York Times, Reuters and other media, news weekly Der Spiegel reported on Friday. Media rights group Reporters Without Borders labelled the…