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Water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene practices and disease outbreaks are posing an additional threat to severely malnourished children in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today.
When the new UK tax year begins on April 6, stand by for a severe attack on women’s welfare. Parents will no longer be able to claim tax credits for more than two children — unless they can prove that subsequent children were a consequence of rape or a coercive relationship. And while the whole change will hurt women the most, that exception was pushed through by statutory instrument without even a vote in parliament.
Judges are not critical enough when deciding whether or not to remand someone in custody during a police investigation, the Dutch human rights commission said on Monday.
There’s currently a lot in the news about «incidental» surveillance of American citizens, and even more confusion on what «incidental» means. During a hearing earlier this week on Russian interference in the recent presidential election, several members of the House Intelligence Committee questioned FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogerson whether existing national security surveillance authorities adequately protect Americans.
In the first in a series, Yale Environment 360 reports from Honduras where Berta Cáceres fought to protect native lands and paid for it with her life — one of hundreds of victims in this disturbing global trend. She was 44 years old. It was a cold-blooded political assassination.
A European housing body has warned that homelessness and exclusion from housing has reached crisis point in the majority of countries in the European Union.
Between April 17 and 27, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans on doing what should be inconceivable: executing eight prisoners in ten days.
The Department of Justice and Public Safety and its jail in Shediac have apologized to a former Indigenous inmate who was denied access to traditional native spiritual services, such as smudging.
In a world first, a New Zealand river will be recognised as a person.
Officials say six prison guards and one inmate were injured in a riot at California Correctional Center in Susanville.