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Violence against women: Changing the discourse
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The research, commissioned by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, found the project ‘would be impossible to justify’.
Neighbours' Leo Tanaka struggles in the aftermath of Britney Barnes' death, as he tries to juggle work and parenting by himself.
At Prime Minister's Questions, one Conservative MP defected to Labour as another called on Boris Johnson to step down.View on euronews
The children's charity used the Freedom of Information act to show the total number of proescutions in England and Wales fell from 6,394 in 2016/17 to 3,025 in 2020/21. Ministry of Justice data showed the median number of days from offence to completion went from 526 in 2017/18 to 668 in 2020/21. "We call on Dominic Raab to review and reverse the decline in prosecutions and convictions and use the Victims' Law to tackle the delays affecting child sexual abuse cases going through court, and provide much better support for young witnesses and victims."
The vote by peers this week in favour of making misogyny a hate crime has thrust the issue back into the political spotlight as the debate that began in the aftermath of Sarah Everard’s murder over how to better tackle violence against women continues. In support of a change in the law, which would lead to perpetrators of misogynistic offences receiving extra time on their sentences, Baroness Newlove, the former Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales, said it would send a “powerful message” that the “law is on the side of women” and recognise the reality that “deep-rooted hostility towards women that motivates many” crimes committed against them. All that is, of course, true, but Justice Secretary Dominic Raab responded the following day by reiterating the government’s view that the reform would be a mistake that could even prove “counter-productive”, adding that ministers would seek to overturn the Lords vote when the relevant legislation returns to the Commons.
A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany’s Munich diocese has faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI’s handling of several cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s. View on euronews
Annual inflation was up at 5.4% in December, the highest value for almost 30 years.
The Omicron wave may have peaked in some countries, global health leaders have said. But the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that “no country is out of the woods yet” and it is not time to “give up and wave the white flag”. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, also said that the pandemic is “nowhere near over” and warned that new variants are likely to emerge.
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A “magical” coral reef stretching as far as the eye can see has been discovered off the coast of the South Pacific island Tahiti.
The investiture is to take place at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Wednesday.
A prison inmate swallowed a cell phone in an attempt to hide it from prison officials during a routine search at the Tihar jail in Delhi, India last week. Not long after, the inmate was hospitalized after complaining of stomach cramps. Doctors discovered the phone, performed an endoscopy and removed the device through the mouth.
It has emerged that education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer was on holiday earlier this month when he announced new strict rules for French schools.View on euronews
Chief Whip Mark Spencer has said that Boris Johnson is in a “very buoyant” mood as he left 10 Downing Street on Thursday morning.
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British woman sets world record by running length of New Zealand in two weeks