Grandfather 'sells three-day-old baby on Facebook after telling his own daughter her child was dead' Hospital nurse involved with child trafficking ring offered man 550 She visited the mothers home and took the baby away claiming it was illDeal was arranged to sell child to a Businessman for around 10,000Child has now been reunited with his mother after being found alive and well By Daniel Miller PUBLISHED: 18:43 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:59 GMT, 24 April 2013 A grandfather allegedly sold his three-day-old grandson on Facebook after telling his daughter that the baby was dead. Police in Punjab, India, say the man, named only as Firoz, was offered Rs 45,000 (550) by a hospital nurse and her accomplice who were involved in a child trafficking ring.
Al-Qaeda offers $160K bounty for assassination of US Ambassador to Yemen and $23K for killing American soldiers | UPDATED: 18:03 GMT, 30 December 2012 Al-Qaeda has placed a $160,000 bounty on the head of the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen and $23,000 for the assassination of any American soldiers in the country. An audio produced by the group's media arm, the al-Malahem Foundation, and posted on militant websites Saturday said it offered three kilograms of gold for the killing of Ambassador Gerald M.
Gay couples who are in a civil partnership will be able to 'upgrade' it to marriage, complete with certificate, for 100Conversion would see same-sex couple able to change the legal status of their civil partnershipEquality campaigners condemn decision not to allow straight marriages to convert into civil partnershipsTory MP Peter Bone say it undermines marriage | UPDATED: 20:35 GMT, 11 December 2012 Thousands of gay couples in civil partnerships will be able to ‘convert’ their relationships to marriage in return for a 100 administration fee. Around 50,000 couples will be able to change the legal status of their relationship by simply filling in a form and popping it in the post along with a cheque to cover the cost of issuing a marriage certificate. In effect, the change in the law will mean that some gay couples will be able to get married without even having a wedding, with the result that some couples could become married in secret.
Four in 10 parents say their children have been exposed to internet porn Shocking figures exposed in Department for Education consultationAlmost a third of parents say their sons or daughters have received sexually explicit emails or textsMore than 50 per cent of parents questioned in favour of stricter controls | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 7 December 2012 Shocking figures: Four out of ten parents say their children have been exposed to internet porn More than four in ten parents say that their children have been exposed to internet porn, an official survey reveals. Almost a third say their sons or daughters have received sexually explicit emails or texts and a quarter say they have been bullied online or on their phones. Many others have been exposed to websites promoting anorexia, self-harm and even suicide
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How he would restrain the Press: ‘Independent regulator’ would police newspapers – with Ofcom as enforcerRole for Ofcom was rejected by David Cameron 90 mins after Leveson proposals were publishedHe told MPs that the head of the broadcast regulator was appointed by ministers – putting politicians too close to regulation of Press'Independent regulator' would set standards and rules for the PressNewspapers could be hit with 1m fine for breaching new code | UPDATED: 10:08 GMT, 30 November 2012 The media watchdog Ofcom would play a key role under Lord Justice Leveson’s plan for a new independent regulatory body. The quango – run by Ed Richards, a former member of Tony Blair’s policy unit – would act as a ‘backstop’ regulator if publishers refused to sign up to the new body
Mongoose v snake … this contest was as thrilling as I’ve seen | UPDATED: 08:26 GMT, 28 November 2012 Rudyard Kipling wrote a Raj story about a mongoose fighting a cobra. I thought of that pulsating tale while watching BBC chairman Lord Patten thrash in the dust with Tory MP Philip Davies (Shipley).