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The Tories have voted that animals can't feel pain as part of the EU bill, marking the beginning of our anti-science Brexit

The Tory Government has outdone itself when it comes to neglecting animal rights this week – by effectively declaring that all animals (apart from …

Great Britain

Plastic pollution: Skipper describes horror at seeing ‘endless’ ocean of rubbish on Pacific research expedition

An experienced skipper who is currently sailing through the world’s largest ocean rubbish patch has described how her stomach “clenched” when she was …

Pollution

The church brutalised Ireland. People have a right to protest the pope’s visit

The Ryan report uncovered decades of horror endured by children in the ostensible care of Catholic organisations<p>In 1979, Pope John Paul II visited the Republic of Ireland, and approximately 2.7 million people – 79% of the population – came out to honour him. At the time, contraception, divorce, and …

Christianity

Flying high: kids in the UK are wild about energy drinks - but how harmful are they?

When Red Bull launched in the UK in 1994, with its odd, cough-linctus flavour and novel billing as an “energy drink”, students and clubbers went mad for the stuff. The brand quickly became a cheap and legal staple for staying up all night. A quarter of a century later, the energy drinks market is …

Alcohol

One in three fish caught never makes it to the plate – UN report

One in three fish caught around the world never makes it to the plate, either being thrown back overboard or rotting before it can be eaten, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.<p>Its biannual report on the state of the world’s fisheries, released on Monday, also shows that total …

Biodiversity

UK asylum seekers who face destitution 'wait months' for support

Asylum seekers deemed to be facing imminent destitution are still being forced to wait months for government support, a leading charity has warned.<p>A person who has claimed asylum can receive financial support – £5.39 a day – and accommodation within 14 days if they are considered to be destitute or …

Asylum Seekers

Revealed: how US sex traffickers recruit jailed women for prostitution

Women in prisons across the US are being recruited by sex traffickers who force them into prostitution on their release.<p>A Guardian investigation has found that traffickers are using government websites to obtain personal information including mugshots, release dates and charge sheets to identify …

Crime

The Supreme Court Has Said That Northern Ireland's Abortion Laws Are Incompatible With Human Rights – But It Can't Do Anything About It

The court couldn't make an official ruling that the law was in breach of human rights legislation – but a majority of judges found it contravened the European Convention on Human Rights.<p>The UK's Supreme Court has concluded that Northern Ireland's highly restrictive abortion laws are incompatible …

The BBC Is Trying To Contain Staff Anger Over Maya Jama's Tweets About Race And Colourism

"They underestimated the strength of feeling from staff about the remarks."<p>When old tweets from Maya Jama's Twitter account resurfaced in April, her legion of fans were left shocked.<p>"'Dark skin bitches shaving their head expecting to look like Amber Rose, when really they end up looking like …

Medical Journals

After A White Cop Shot A Black Man, He Sued The City For Racial Discrimination

After fatal shootings, police officers may lose their jobs, but they rarely get prison time. This cop walked away with a settlement.<p><b>The fatal police shooting of Ricky Ball</b> in October 2015 convulsed the city of Columbus, Mississippi. Residents marched. Some businesses, fearing a race riot because a …

Justice

Boy, 16, sent home from school for wearing shorts arrives back in a dress

A schoolboy who was sent home for wearing shorts has started an equality row - after coming back in wearing a skirt.<p>Louis Fice, 16, was sent home for …

Clothing

Drowned, restrained, shot: how these migrants died for a better life

We may never know the life stories of the many thousands who died trying to reach Europe. But this is a tiny snapshot of some of the names on the List<p>The Guardian is today publishing a list of 34,361 people who have lost their lives trying to get into Europe over the past 25 years. Many are just …

Snapshot

Babies and toddlers sent to 'tender age' shelters under Trump separations

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in south Texas, it has emerged.<p>Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters …

Immigration

Trump backs plan to end family separations but shirks responsibility

Donald Trump has told Republicans he is “1,000%” behind their immigration reform effort, but did not offer a clear path forward as his administration faced bipartisan condemnation over separating children and their parents at the border.<p>Meanwhile, it emerged that Trump administration officials have …

Immigration

US quits UN human rights council – 'a cesspool of political bias'

Nikki Haley says council is ‘protector of human rights abusers’ that targets Israel in particular and ignores atrocities elsewhere<p>The US is withdrawing from the United Nations human rights council, the Trump administration announced on Tuesday, calling it a “cesspool of political bias” that targets …

Rights & Freedoms

Rattling the cage: 250 views of America's school-to-prison pipeline

Four storeys above the chaos of a blistering summer afternoon on Manhattan’s Eighth Avenue, Anna Deavere Smith sits in silence. The acclaimed American playwright and actor – who played Nancy McNally on The West Wing – glances at the rehearsal room floor, draws breath and begins the opening …

Civil Rights

Breastfeeding: woman’s choice must be respected, midwives told

Women who decide not to breastfeed their child must be respected for their choice, midwives are being told.<p>Updated advice from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) stresses that new mothers should be given appropriate support if they make an informed decision to bottle-feed.<p>The guidance still says …

Pregnancy

Jonestown cult ended in mass suicide of 909 as Jim Jones' devoted followers drank cyanide-laced "Kool Aid"

It was supposed to be Utopia.<p>But it ended in a sickening story of violence and death deep in the South American jungle.<p>A cult leader who once …

Sex, lies and grannies: One night in Plymouth's red light district

"Johnny Steps", "the tunnel of love", "clipping" – the language of Millbay and its workings are intriguing, almost comical.<p>From the guys who have …

Life in prison: Plymouth's most dangerous killers behind bars

These are the Plymouth criminals serving life sentences for truly horrific crimes

Is marriage really on the decline because of men's cheap access to sex?

If you care about the quality of the marriage you enter into, putting marriage off is good thinking<p>For many of us, marriage remains an embodiment of powerlessness<p>Last week, I read an article published in the Wall Street Journal claiming that marriage was on the decline because of men’s cheap access …

University of London

Seizing epileptic boy's cannabis oil at Heathrow signed his death warrant, mother tells minister

A mother who had the cannabis oil used to treat her son's severe epilepsy confiscated at Heathrow Airport has said the Home Office minister has signed her son's "death warrant".<p>Charlotte Caldwell made the trip to Toronto and back with 12-year-old Billy to get a six-month supply to treat up to 100 …

Inside the sprawling, controversial $500m Museum of the Bible

The conviction that the universe is governed by a single God seems to be the historical foundation for modern science Quote in the Museum of the Bible<p>It is a museum of biblical proportions – and it is stirring controversies to match.<p>Opening next month in Washington, the Museum of the Bible cost …

Hobby Lobby

Socially Engaged Buddhism

<i>This article presents the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF),The "Tiep Hien" Buddhist Order (The Order of Interbeing) andthe work of the Sakyamuni</i> …

Horrific footage shows horse collapsed with exhaustion after pulling bride and groom uphill in intense heat

Animal rights groups have threatened legal action after video emerged of a horse which collapsed with heat exhaustion taking a bride and groom to …

'I kept my daughter's body at home for three weeks'

<b>When nine-year-old Niamh died, her mother, Gilli Davidson, knew how she wanted to say goodbye - and her local funeral director made it possible.</b><p>Niamh Storey Davidson was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour - a rare kidney cancer affecting children - when she was six.<p>For nearly three years she endured …

My brother’s killer is now my friend

<b>Denise Taylor had just graduated from college when her brother Bo was murdered. For years she struggled to come to terms with the loss. Then she spent more than a decade trying to get her brother's killer out of prison.</b><p><b>Image subject to copyright</b>

British Army faces questions after recruiting soldier who 'liked' Nazism on Facebook

The British Army is facing mounting questions over its vetting processes after clearing a soldier who “liked” Nazism on his public Facebook page.<p>The …

Slaves on our Streets: Why London is a global hub for modern slavery

Down a muddy dirt track in the outskirts of Lagos, sitting in a bare concrete safe house behind an eight-foot fence, the women told me their stories. …

Chocolate industry drives rainforest disaster in Ivory Coast

<b>Exclusive:</b> As global demand for chocolate booms, ‘dirty’ beans from deforested national parks have entered big business supply chains<p>The world’s chocolate industry is driving deforestation on a devastating scale in West Africa, the Guardian can reveal.<p>Cocoa traders who sell to Mars, Nestlé, …

Trading