“Our children haven’t got a chance of getting a pitch. They haven’t got a chance at being able to live their culture,” says Marian Mahoney, an Irish Traveller and grandmother. Mahoney had lived on the same site on Eleanor Street in Tower Hamlets for 37 years until she and her family were cleared out to make room for Crossrail three years ago.
Thailand’s prime minister left journalists bemused when he produced a cardboard cutout of himself and walked out of a press conference. Prayuth Chan-ocha had begun by fielding questions at an event to promote a children’s day but as they turned political matters took a bizarre turn.
Women’s groups have criticised a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) decision to reject a proposed ban on questioning alleged rape victims about their sexual history in court.
Supported by MPs Harriet Harman and Liz Saville Roberts, campaigners argue that it has become increasingly common for defence lawyers to apply to introduce a complainant’s previous sexual history into evidence.
A court in El Salvador has upheld the 30-year sentence of a woman jailed for what she says was a stillbirth.
Teodora Vasquez, 37, has been in prison for nearly ten years.
A manhunt is under way for India’s first ever ‘Happiness Minister’ after he fled an arrest for murder charges, say police.
Lal Singh Arya, 53, disappeared on Tuesday after being named a suspect in the murder of opposition politician Makhanlal Jatav.
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Legislation to ban foreigners from buying homes in New Zealand will be introduced, as the country’s housing crisis continues.
In a move that could become a test-case for other nations suffering housing shortages, the country will only allow those who hold a residential visa to buy existing homes.
Britain has a new highest mountain after new satellite data revealed the peak was almost 400 metres taller than previously thought.
Mount Hope, in the British Atlantic Territory, was recently re-measured and found to be 377 metres taller than previous calculations.
A far-right mayor in France has denied mocking the murder of a woman on a train track in a poster campaign calling for a high-speed rail network extension.
Robert Menard, mayor of Beziers, tweeted out posters showing a woman tied to train tracks and screaming under the caption “With High-Speed Trains she would have suffered less!”
Police in Brazil are facing an angry backlash after posing for selfies with a gang kingpin accused of extortion, drug-trafficking and multiple murders.
Rogerio Avelino da Silva, also known as Rogerio 157, was arrested on Wednesday in what should have been a victory for detectives grappling with the bloody criminal violence that plagues the streets of Rio de Janeiro.