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London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan has gone from a public housing estate in the British capital to running the city, a remarkable rise for the Pakistani immigrant bus driver’s son (AFP Photo/Justin Tallis)

Sadiq Khan, First Muslim to Become London’s Mayor

Sadiq Khan, First Muslim to Become London’s Mayor

London- Sadiq Khan, 45, a Labor Party leader, a former human rights lawyer and a son of a bus driver from Pakistan, was declared the winner after a protracted count that extended into Saturday; thus, becoming the first Muslim to lead Britain’s capital after beating...

Russian opposition leader Navalny released

Russia, AP—A Russian court on Friday released opposition leader Alexei Navalny from custody less than 24 hours after he was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison. The release came after a surprise request by prosecutors, who said that because...