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UN criticises Vatican for shielding child abuse suspects

UN criticises Vatican for shielding child abuse suspects

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has criticised the Vatican, saying its polices have allowed priests to sexually abuse thousands of children without reprimand. The report produced by the CRC also criticised the Holy [read more]

Home Secretary confirms that the UK will provide emergency aid to Syrian refugees

Home Secretary confirms that the UK will provide emergency aid to Syrian refugees

Home secretary Theresa May confirmed the Syrian refugee programme in a House of Commons debate on Wednesday. The UK will provide emergency aid to the most vulnerable Syrian refugees. May said: “The government will be launching a new [read more]

Detectives fly to Portugal to start discussing Madeleine McCann arrests

Detectives fly to Portugal to start discussing Madeleine McCann arrests

Four British detectives, along with senior officers, have flown to Portugal to potentially arrest three suspects following the Madeleine McCann cold case review.  The Daily Mirror reported that the review pinpointed three males who are [read more]

Economic growth shows that long-term Tory plan is working, says Osborne

Economic growth shows that long-term Tory plan is working, says Osborne

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 1.9% between 2012 and 2013. Speaking in the House of Commons today, chancellor George Osborne said: “These numbers are a boost for the [read more]

Channel 4 accused of exploitation over Benefits Street

Channel 4 accused of exploitation over Benefits Street

Controversy has surrounded Channel 4’s new hit show Benefits Street.  The broadcaster has been accused of turning the community living on James Turner Street in Birmingham into “a freak show”.  Community leaders and residents have [read more]

David Cameron praises UK drop in unemployment

David Cameron praises UK drop in unemployment

David Cameron has praised initiatives to get more young, unemployed people into work, following the largest ever quarterly increase in employment. Unemployment recently fell to 7.1%, approximately 280,000 jobs having been created for [read more]

State of emergency declared in Thailand

State of emergency declared in Thailand

The government of Thailand has declared a state of emergency for 60 days in Bangkok and nearby provinces to deal with antigovernment protesters who have been blocking parts of the capital for the last two months. Since 13th January the [read more]

Mother of Mikaeel Kular to appear in court over death

Mother of Mikaeel Kular to appear in court over death

The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, whose body was found behind their former home in Kirkcaldy in Scotland, is to be charged over her son’s death and will appear in Edinburgh Sheriff court today. Mother of five Rosdeep Kular, 33, [read more]

Obama presents NSA reforms

Obama presents NSA reforms

US president Barack Obama has announced new procedures for the National Security Agency (NSA) in his speech on Friday after increased privacy and spying concerns arose following Edward Snowden’s disclosures. Obama stated that the [read more]

Edinburgh police search for 3-year-old who went missing over night

Edinburgh police search for 3-year-old who went missing over night

Three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has disappeared from his family’s flat in Edinburgh. Neighbours and locals are aiding police in their search.  “Adorable” Mikaeel is described as being 3ft tall, of Asian appearance and thought to be [read more]

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