fredag 14 december 2007

One in five babies born to foreign mother in UK

One in five babies born in Britain last year was born to a woman from overseas, according to the first official analysis of the impact of migration on fertility.

Immigrant mothers are having far more children than their British counterparts - fuelling the biggest rise in population since the 1960s baby boom.

The highest birth rates were among Pakistani, Indian or Bangladeshi-born mothers, who gave birth to five per cent of all UK babies last year.

A further four per cent were born to mothers from EU countries outside Britain and Ireland, with a growing number from eastern Europe.

The Pakistani rate of 4.7 children per mother is almost three times higher than the British rate of 1.7.

The study, by the Office for National Statistics, shows that about 150,000 of the 749,000 births - 21 per cent - were to immigrants. This compares to 15 per cent in 2001.

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Two workers jailed for rape

Dubai: Two workers have been jailed for having sex in a washroom with their male colleague who claimed he was forced to have sex with them.

The Dubai Court of First Instance sentenced the Pakistani workers, O.M., 26, and Q.M., 25, to one year in jail each after they were incriminated for having sex with the Indian victim. They will be deported after serving their punishment.

The two accused pleaded innocent and denied forcing their 25-year-old colleague into a washroom, threatening him with a razor and having sex with him against his will.

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Emiratis jailed for raping youth

A court in Dubai, in the UAE, has jailed two men for 15 years for the abduction and sexual assault of a 15-year-old French-Swiss boy.

The men, one of whom is HIV positive, took the teenager to the desert and raped him at knifepoint.

The victim's mother, Veronique Robert, says the authorities lied about the defendant's medical status to hide the fact that Aids is present in the UAE.

"Fifteen years is nothing for someone who knew he had Aids," she said.

A lawyer for the family said they would appeal against what they saw as a too-lenient sentence. A juvenile court is trying a third suspect in the same case.

The defence had claimed the victim had consented to sex and had lied to the authorities.

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Indvandrerbander i voldsom vækst

Drabet på en 21-årig mand fra den såkaldte Sjælør-bande natten til torsdag var kun et forvarsel om, hvad danskerne kan forvente at se de kommende år, vurderer integrationsmedarbejdere.

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70-åriga kvinnan död

Den 70-åriga kvinnan som för en månad sedan blev rånad och nedslagen i Högsbo
har nu avlidit.

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