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Australian capital legalises recreational marijuana

Australia’s capital has become the first part of the country to legalise recreational marijuana for personal use. The Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly voted on...

Judge grants reprieve to Missouri’s last abortion clinic

A US judge has issued an order to keep Missouri’s only abortion clinic operating despite the objections of state health officials. The ruling delivered abortion...

Louisiana’s governor signs abortion ban into law

Louisiana’s Democratic governor has signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy, a move that puts him squarely in line...

Theresa May pulls Brexit Bill from Commons as pressure for her to quit intensifies

Theresa May is to meet with UK Cabinet colleagues to discuss her heavily-criticised Brexit legislation as speculation mounted that she is on the verge...

Hundreds march against Alabama abortion ban

Hundreds of demonstrators have marched on the Alabama state legislature to protest against a newly-approved abortion ban. The demonstration in Montgomery came days after governor...

Trump urges anti-abortion activists to ‘stay united’ for 2020 election

American president Donald Trump is imploring anti-abortion activists to stay united for the 2020 election, as Alabama’s restrictive new abortion law stirs divisions on...

Australia agrees to first national gun amnesty in 20 years

Australia is to allow gun owners to hand in illegal firearms without penalty next year as concerns grow over crimes involving such weapons, a...

China jails lawyer for ‘spreading subversive thoughts’

Chinese lawyer has been jailed for seven years in the third in a series of subversion trials demonstrating the ruling Communist Party's determination to...

Brexit vote is not legally binding, claim lawyers

Hundreds of barristers have advised British Prime Minister David Cameron to tread carefully before taking steps to withdraw the UK from the European Union. More...

Transgender marriage legal under Islamic law, Pakistani clerics declare

A fatwa issued by a group of clerics in Lahore has declared marriage between transgender individuals, as well as trans and cis individuals, legal. “It...

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UK in touch with US about treatment of journalists covering Floyd protests

The UK has contacted the Trump administration over the way journalists have been treated while covering the protests in the wake of George Floyd’s...

Juan Mata still finds it ‘surreal’ to play for Manchester United

Juan Mata admits he finds it “surreal” to play for Manchester United and is still excited at the prospect of winning trophies at the...

Jobs boost for US as lockdown easing sees millions back at work

The US unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3%, still on a par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression, as...

Vladimir Putin lambasts billionaire over oil spill in Arctic region

Russian President Vladimir Putin chastised the billionaire owner of a nickel giant for negligence over a massive fuel oil spill that has inflicted huge...

Comedian Leigh Francis apologises for playing black celebrities on Bo’ Selecta

Comedian Leigh Francis has issued a tearful apology for portraying black celebrities on sketch show Bo’ Selecta. The comic played stars including king of pop...
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