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Chelsea Manning to remain in jail after appeals court denies bail request

Post date: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 17:12

Manning has been detained since March after declining to answer questions in connection with the investigation into WikiLeaksA federal appeals court on Monday denied a request by the former US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail on bail, and upheld a lower court’s...

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Boy must leave mother with 'hateful feelings' for father, judge rules

Post date: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 15:21

Eight-year-old has to live with father to avoid significant emotional harm, parents toldAn eight-year-old boy has moved home after a judge was told he was being influenced by his mother’s “hateful feelings” towards his father.The judge, Lloyd North, decided the child should leave his mother and...

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Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU

Post date: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 13:30

Kingdom’s mission to bloc calls for tolerance and understanding over penal codeBrunei has written to the European parliament defending its decision to start imposing death by stoning...

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Polly Higgins, environmentalist who wrote Eradicating Ecocide, dies aged 50

Post date: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 13:04

Renowned campaigner and barrister attempted to create a law to criminalise ecological damagePolly Higgins, one of the most inspiring figures in the green movement, has died. She led a decade-long campaign for “ecocide” to be recognised as a crime against humanity.The British barrister, who had...

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Kalashnikovs and no-go zones: east Burkina Faso falls to militants

Post date: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 11:32

Locals say they live in fear of violence and face harsh punishment for breaking rules When a stranger arrives in Bartiébougou, the Kalashnikov-wielding men in charge check his ID. But first they check his forehead. They are looking for the indent left by a beret – an instant indication he is a...

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The Australian court ban on reporting George Pell’s trial was bound to fail | Paul Chadwick

Post date: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 19:00

Attempts by the state of Victoria to suppress a story of worldwide public interest show legal doctrine failing to adaptIt may be apocryphal, but there is enduring value in the story of the headline in a small antipodean newspaper that in the 19th century became agitated by events in Crimea: “...

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The consumers’ champion chasing Mastercard for £14bn

Post date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 16:00

Ex-financial ombudsman Walter Merricks tells why he took on the case that could now pay each adult in the UK £300When the Consumer Rights Act came into force in 2015, one man was keeping a keen eye on businesses failing to serve their customers properly.

UK-born baby of parents with right to remain given six-month tourist stamp

Post date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 13:51

Father Charles Kriel and mother Katharina Viken were returning to UK from holiday in FloridaA baby born in the UK to two parents who have indefinite leave to remain in Britain has been denied the right to live in the country in what a human rights lawyer has described as a potentially unlawful...

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Barristers, solicitors and paralegals urged to join single trade union

Post date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 06:00

Top lawyers including Michael Mansfield say move would help all ranks of the professionBarristers, solicitors, paralegals and all who work in the law are being urged to join a single trade union aimed at unifying the notoriously individualistic profession.Following the failure of repeated...

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Benefits claimant 'disgusted' by DWP after 'lying bitch' comment

Post date: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 16:27

Woman forced to appeal against incorrect PIP decisions three times in five yearsA woman called a “lying bitch” in official tribunal papers by welfare officials has criticised her...

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