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An Iranian man convicted of murder was facing almost certain death. But seconds before his hanging was due to take place, he was offered a reprieve from the unlikeliest source. A photographer was on hand to capture the whole remarkable scene. He tells CNN's Connect the World with Becky Anderson exactly what he witnessed.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace prize winner and Burmese opposition politician, has faced criticism in the past for not speaking up about violence against Muslims.
CNN's Atika Shubert speaks with the revered opposition leader in London. They talk about violence in Myanmar, and her political goals.
Gay rights groups have expressed outrage over comments made by a senior Vatican official linking homosexuality to child abuse.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who also serves as the Vatican's Secretary of State, made the comment during a news conference while on an official visit to Chile.
"Many psychologists, many psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relationship between celibacy and pedophilia but many others have demonstrated, I was told recently, that there is a relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia," he said.
Tony Green of the London-based Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement said Bertone's comments came as no surprise given recent controversial statements by Church leaders.
"Of course we're appalled by it but not shocked - people like this are bound to say this. It's a bit like comparing attacks on the Catholic Church to the Holocaust and all that. It is desperate people trying to come out with desperate answers," he said.
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Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik exchanged wedding vows Monday in a controversy hit celebrity union across the deep political and religious rivalries that divide their two countries.
The nuptials follow a stormy courtship for the pair, with anger among hardline Hindus over Mirza's relationship with a Pakistani man matched by a scandal over bigamy allegations against Malik.
Last week, Malik divorced his first wife, Ayesha Siddiqui, an Indian woman whom he had earlier accused of tricking him into what he described as an invalid wedding.
Siddiqui claims Malik married her by telephone eight years ago, but Malik maintains he was deceived and the marriage was invalid, saying the agreement was based on photos sent to him which he insists were not of Siddiqui.
Asked earlier this month if she was unnerved by the controversy surrounding her wedding, Mirza said, "Of course I am upset. But we are happy that we are together."
Mirza divides opinion in India, drawing criticism from strict Muslim groups for her short tennis skirts and jewelry, while gaining praise and fans for her achievements on the court.
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Do you think the marriage can help bring Pakistan and India closer together?
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