Police must not treat 17-year-olds like adults, High Court rules in blow to Home Secretary"s custody rules

Police must not treat 17-year-olds like adults, High Court rules in blow to Home Secretary's custody rules High Court rules that 17-year-olds must have the same protections as children in custodyTheresa May has opposed a change in the lawParents of children who committed suicide after run-ins with police By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 10:31 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:22 GMT, 25 April 2013 Police must not treat 17-year-olds as adults when taken into custody under a High Court ruling today.

South African university apologise for running survey saying white people are "more attractive" than black people

South African university apologises for running survey saying white people are 'more attractive' than black people University of Cape Town student newspaper Varsity conducted the pollFound that 38% think white people were the most attractiveAfrican people came last with only 8% of the vote Student bodies and human rights activists have criticised the article.

Hound beaten to death and left on drive of hunt master "in attack by animal rights activists"

Did animal rights activists beat dog to death and leave its body on hunt master's drive Lee Peters was fined last year for racially abusing an anti-hunt protester Corpse dumped near a vandalised car with symbol from animal rights group By Paul Bentley PUBLISHED: 11:29 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 24 March 2013 The dog was found dead on the driveway of Ross Harriers hunt master Lee Peters, pictured last year A huntmaster's dog was battered to death and dumped on his driveway in what may have been an attack by animal rights activists. Lee Peters, who was last year fined for racially abusing an anti-hunt protester, is said to be mortified after finding his pet. The corpse had been dumped near a vandalised car inscribed with a symbol for an animal rights group

Abu Qatada"s presence here is reassuring, claims top Liberal Democrat

Abu Qatada's presence here is reassuring, claims top Liberal Democrat Justice Minister Lord McNally said the legal protection preventing Abu Qatada's deportation is 'part of what makes us a civilised society'Seven-year bid to deport him has cost taxpayers 500K in legal aid aloneGovernment has made a new attempt to deport the radical preacher By Jason Groves PUBLISHED: 03:38 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:14 GMT, 12 March 2013 Britain's inability to deport hate preacher Abu Qatada shows the controversial Human Rights Act is ‘working’, a senior Liberal Democrat minister has claimed. In an astonishing intervention, Justice Minister Lord McNally said the legal protection given to the man once dubbed Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe was ‘part of what makes us a civilised society’.

Murderers and drug dealer to get IVF in prison and you"ll be paying! Criminals using "Human Rights" laws to start a family at…

Murderers and drug dealer to get IVF in prison and you'll be paying! Criminals using European Human Rights laws to start families at taxpayers' expenseMinisters may be powerless to stop demands for treatment because of a ruling by European Court of Human Rights Turning down demands could lead to court action costing tens of thousandsNames and identity of the prisoners are protected but four are murderers and one a drug dealer | UPDATED: 08:27 GMT, 28 December 2012 Four murderers and a drug dealer are in line for taxpayer-funded fertility treatment so that they can father a child from behind bars. The killers are demanding to be allowed to take part in IVF treatment despite serving life sentences.

Now Piers Morgan says the Bible is "flawed"

Now Piers Morgan says the Bible is 'flawed' and should be amended to include gay marriage Comes after a petition to have him deported after he criticised pro gun campaigners attracts more than 84,000 signaturesA second petition set up to make him stay 'as British do not want him' | UPDATED: 21:42 GMT, 27 December 2012 CNN host Piers Morgan has said he believes the Bible and the U.S. Constitution are 'inherently flawed' and that the Bible needs an amendment changing its stance on same-sex marriage. The bold statements come days after the British journalist divided America with his strict stance on gun laws following the Sandy Hook massacre, even sparking e-petitions to deport him

Putin: Ill sign plan to ban adoptions in US

Putin: I’ll sign plan to ban adoptions in U.S.Putin said he will sign the bill to prevent Americans adopting Russian children It is seen as a tit-for-tat response to U.S. bill that will freeze assets of Russians accused of human rights abuse Amnesty International criticises 'childish' response | UPDATED: 23:31 GMT, 27 December 2012 Ban: Russian president Vladimir Putin has said he will sign a law preventing U.S. citizens adopting Russian children Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children

Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation

Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation Human rights lawyers described mistreatment as 'appalling' failures of careWorcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust bosses will apologise to families Successful legal action by 38 families has led to total payouts of 410,000Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disgusted and appalled' by the accountsPatients left thirsty while another had ribs broken as staff tried to lift himTrust accepts care was below standard but has not admitted legal liability | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 24 December 2012 A hospital trust has paid out more than 400,000 in compensation and issued dozens of apologies over an ‘appalling’ catalogue of neglect.

Nearly 200 dead and hundreds injured after Syrian airstrike targets people queuing for bread

Nearly 200 dead and hundreds injured after Syrian airstrike targets people queuing for breadBodies left piled on the streets among rubble and shrapnel latest reports say hundreds were also wounded in the strikeEye-witness videos show the bloodied bodies of women and children killedMore than 100 people were queuing for hours when the air strike occurred Human rights groups accuse military of intentional attacks on civilians | UPDATED: 22:37 GMT, 23 December 2012 Up to 200 people were killed while queuing for bread in Syria yesterday, one of the deadliest air strikes in the country's civil war. Videos showed dozens of blood-stained bodies crumpled in the street among piles of rubble and shrapnel.

Putin defends ban on Americans adopting Russian children seen as tit-for-tat move over US Magnitsky Act

Putin defends ban on Americans adopting Russian children seen as tit-for-tat move over US Magnitsky Act Vladimir Putin said he supports the ban which he said was 'appropriate' Putin said Magnitsky Act 'poisons relations' between two countries Assets of Russians accused of human rights abuse will be frozenLaw also planned to ban US citizens accused of abusing Russians' rightsAmnesty International criticises 'childish' response | UPDATED: 17:16 GMT, 20 December 2012 Support: Putin, speaking today at Moscow's World Trade Centre, said he backs the adoption ban President Vladimir Putin said he supports a ban on Americans adopting Russian children. Speaking today, the Russian president said the law, which is part of a new feud between the two countries, was 'appropriate'. It has been seen as a response to the US Magnitsky Act, which was signed by President Barack Obama last week, which will punish Russians accused of violating human rights by refusing them visas and freezing their assets in the United States.