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N. Ireland’s ‘draconian’ abortions laws ‘harshest in Europe’ – Amnesty
Northern Ireland’s abortion laws are the harshest in Europe and “urgently” need reform, Amnesty International said Friday. Women seeking an illegal abortion face life in prison, even if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.

27.02.2015 14:53

3-parent babies ‘violate human dignity,’ breach EU law – MEPs
Britain’s recent decision to allow the creation of co-called ‘three-parent babies’ has breached EU laws and “violated human dignity,” a group of MEPs have said.

27.02.2015 13:16

Senior MP urges review of statute of limitation in pedophilia cases
The head of the State Duma Committee for Family, Women and Children has proposed a revision of the existing statute of limitations in criminal cases that involve sex offences against minors.

26.02.2015 12:26

14mn Britons will be living in poverty by 2030 – report
Poverty in the UK will rise by an extra 3.6 million, including 1.2 million children, by 2030 unless drastic measures are taken by the government, a think tank has warned.

25.02.2015 14:51

​‘Britain is leading the war against human rights’ – Amnesty International
Ramped up surveillance in Britain against a backdrop of dwindling legal protection has contributed to the most rattling assault on human rights in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall, human rights experts warn.

25.02.2015 15:35

NYC to replace circumcision rule with herpes-education program for Orthodox Jews
New York City officials say they’ve reached an agreement with ultra-Orthodox Jewish leaders, as the city will scrap a rule that required a consent form for the oral suction circumcision ritual in exchange for a program to boost awareness of its risks.

25.02.2015 15:20

‘ISIS opening English-speaking schools disturbing. Will they teach twisted Islamic ideology?’
By starting English-language schools, ISIS is trying to position itself as something more than a fighting force, says Mo Ansar, political and social commentator. It seeks social, ethical and moral credibility in the region to keep attracting new fighters.

24.02.2015 09:03

​ISIS blame game: UK, Turkey trade blows over missing schoolgirls
Britain and Turkey have exchanged blame over who is responsible for allowing three London schoolgirls to travel to Istanbul, en route to join Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).

24.02.2015 09:28

ISIS kidnaps at least 150 Assyrian Christians in northeast Syria - report
The Islamic State has kidnapped at least 150 Assyrian Christians in northeast Syria, Reuters reported, citing a monitoring group.

24.02.2015 08:22

Dishwashers could be causing children allergies, study says
While dishwashers indisputably save time in the kitchen, a questionnaire sent to Swedish households found the appliances may be increasing children's risks of developing allergies.

24.02.2015 02:41

US slavery simulation game draws criticism for making oppression ‘fun’
A computer game simulating the experiences of a US slave girl in the 19th Century has sparked outrage across the country. Critics believe the game doesn’t depict the true brutality of slavery and students should look to other resources to learn about it.

23.02.2015 11:59

Police fail to stop 3 UK schoolgirls joining ISIS despite social media clues
British police and security services have come under fire over the failure to stop three schoolgirls from traveling to Syria to become jihadist brides, despite one of the girls having tweeted a known Islamic State supporter.

23.02.2015 09:30