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Hamilton: Abu Dhabi win 'the greatest day of my life'

Lewis Hamilton has tweeted his thanks for the support of his fans after he joined an elite club of Formula One world champions in securing his second drivers' championship title with a win at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

British woman's mother 'couldn't stop crying' on her release

A few hours ago my sister was bailed out for her birthday on Monday. It is so good to be home. I finally heard her voice after 149 days. It was a very emotional moment. My mother couldn't stop crying.

But she is not free yet. Bail is not freedom.

Yesterday the judge issued the verdict of one year imprisonment and two years prohibition from leaving Iran. Ghoncheh will soon defend her innocence again in the court of appeal.

We hope she will be vindicated of all charges and be allowed to come back to the UK to continue her studies.

– Iman Ghavami

Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was found guilty last month of "propagating against the ruling system" and received the custodial sentence.



Dozens injured and 45 killed at Afghan sports match

At least 45 people have killed and dozens more injured at a sports tournament in Paktika province, Afghanistan.

The spokesman for the region said the attack happened at an inter-district volleyball tournament attended by large crowds in Yahyakhail district this afternoon.

There were too many people gathered in the one place to watch the game. Dozens of others are wounded and we have reports that many of them are in critical condition.

– Mokhis Afghan

Paktika, bordering Pakistan, is one of Afghanistan's most volatile regions where a Taliban-led insurgency is waging an intensifying war against the government in Kabul.

Today's attack is one of the deadliest so far this year at a time when attacks are escalating alongside a contentious election and the inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani in September.

If they privatise the NHS is it such a big deal?

YouTuber Leena (aka justkissmyfrog) believes a basic health service is "a given for any society claiming to be civilised."

In her policy video for Leaders Live, she worries that privatisation of the NHS will lead to "survival of the richest" and pledges to grill political leaders on why "even scraping the top of NHS funding ever even entered their minds".

What will you ask political leaders when they tackle young people's questions in a series of live streamed Q&As on YouTube?

Mercedes hail Hamilton F1 title win

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team have joined a flurry of Twitter tributes after the British driver won his second world Formula 1 world title.

Big names from around the sporting world also paid tribute to Hamilton on Twitter, including tennis star Andy Murray, former England striker Ian Wright and golf legend Greg Norman.

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