China executes more people than rest of world combined, Amnesty report reveals

China executed more people than the rest of the world combined last year, according to Amnesty International’s new annual report on capital punishment. Thousands of people were...

Prejudiced parents abuse the right to withdraw children from RE classes, say teachers

Islamophobic and antisemitic parents are abusing the right to withdraw their children from religious education lessons due to their prejudices, teachers have said. The government should take...

Congress interrogated Mark Zuckerberg as if he were the guy from the IT helpdesk

It was billed as the downfall of America’s Nerd King, but half an hour into Day Two of Mark Zuckerberg’s Capitol Hill interrogation it had become...

Facebook hearings: Fact-checking some of Mark Zuckerberg’s most strange claims to US politicians

Mark Zuckerberg made his way through a huge grilling from...

Greek fighter pilot dies after jet crashes in Aegean Sea amid rising tensions with...

A Greek air force fighter pilot has died after their jet crashed in the eastern Aegean Sea amid rising tensions and near-daily mock dogfights in airspace...

Officer fired after helping drag passenger off United Airlines flight is now suing firm

A former Chicago aviation police officer involved in dragging a 69-year-old doctor off a United Airlines plane is now suing the firm and the city after he was fired. James Long was one of several officers filmed removing David...

John Boehner: Ex-Republican speaker joins marijuana firm despite previously being ‘unalterably opposed’ to legalisation

A former senior Republican politician, who for many years was “unalterably opposed” to the legalisation of cannabis, is to join the advisory board of a marijuana...

EPA chief’s ‘imperial tenure’ must end after excessive expenses revealed, Democrats say

Senate Democrats have called for the “imperial tenure” of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt to come to an end after reports of his travel...

French president Macron says he has ‘proof’ Assad regime used chemical weapons on Syrian...

Emmanuel Macron has said he has proof the Syrian government used chemical weapons in an air strike on civilians in the city of Douma. The French president...

Kevin Spacey: Police hand file on sexual assault allegations to Los Angeles prosecutors

Los Angeles County prosecutors are considering whether to bring sexual assault charges against Kevin Spacey.  The district attorney’s office said it was reviewing allegations presented by sheriff’s...

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