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Japan frees longest-held death row inmate

A man believed to be the world's longest-serving death row inmate walked free from jail after decades in solitary confinement, in a rare about-face for Japan's rigid justice system.<p>A slightly unsteady-looking Iwao Hakamada, 78, emerged from the Tokyo prison with his campaigning sister after …

Police failures over domestic violence exposed in damning report

The home secretary is to take personal charge of the way police respond to domestic abuse in England and Wales after a damning report exposed "alarming and unacceptable" weaknesses.<p>Theresa May will lead a national oversight group to ensure chief constables act on the recommendations of Her …

Vince Cable Urges David Cameron To Appoint More Women To Cabinet

Vince Cable has openly called on David Cameron to improve the diversity of his cabinet by appointing more women.<p>The Lib Dem business secretary's …

Amnesty reveals global surge in executions

The number of known executions worldwide rose to at least 778 in 2013 - a 15 percent rise from the year before- following a surge in Iraq and Iran, Amnesty International said.<p>China remains the world's biggest state executioner by far, the London-based human rights organisation said in a report …

Prison staff lash out at Chris Grayling over book ban

The campaign against Chris Grayling's ban on prisoners being sent books was backed by prison staff themselves today, as doubt was cast on a key plank …

Clegg accuses Hunt of 'medieval attitude' over morning-after pill

Nick Clegg has criticised Jeremy Hunt for adopting a "medieval attitude" to women after reports suggested that the health secretary is opposed to plans to allow girls under the age of 16 to pre-order the morning-after pill on the grounds that it might encourage promiscuity.<p>The deputy prime minister …

Rape victim's children face 'barbaric' forced adoption

A mother has described a decision to put her children up for adoption over fears that she may get back with her violent former partner as "barbaric".<p>The local authority believes the woman is unable to provide a safe environment for her two children as she briefly invited her ex-partner back into …

Derbyshire

The cases where ordinary people beat big companies

<b>A laptop purchaser's 16-year battle to get redress for having his credit rating damaged, has joined the pantheon of epic consumer battles. What drives and sustains ordinary people during these titanic struggles with big firms?</b><p>Richard Durkin has finally won his battle against HFC Bank. Durkin found …

Air Travel

Curtis Warren loses appeal over £198m order

<b>Convicted drug dealer Curtis Warren has lost his appeal against a £198m confiscation order.</b><p>In November, the 50-year-old from Liverpool was told to pay the money or face a further 10 years in jail.<p>Warren, who is believed to have a £300m fortune, was jailed for 13 years in 2009 for plotting to import …

Crime

Cardiff incinerator: High Court legal challenge dismissed

<b>Campaigners trying to halt construction of a waste incinerator in Cardiff have lost their High Court challenge.</b><p>The Cardiff Against the Incinerator (Cati) group had concerns about the safety of the plant, operated by Viridor near Splott.<p>Plans are to burn rubbish from homes and businesses from across …

Judiciary

Gleision mine deaths: Explosion 'like jet engine'

<b>A mine manager has gone on trial over the deaths of four men in an explosion at a Swansea Valley pit.</b><p>Three men, including manager Malcolm Fyfield, 58, who denies manslaughter, escaped from the mine near Pontardawe.<p>David Powell, 50, Charles Breslin, 62, Philip Hill, 44, and Garry Jenkins, 39, died. …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Illegal immigrants and foreign offenders 'left in detention for years'

Illegal immigrants and foreign offenders facing deportation are languishing in detention for months and even years because no new travel documents have been obtained for them, an official watchdog has found.<p>John Vine, the independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, says a sample group …

Report: Executions rise in 2013, China tops the list

Virtual "killing sprees" in Iran and Iraq led to a spike in the number of executions globally last year, according to Amnesty International, at odds witha steady decline in the use of the death penalty around the world over the last two decades.<p>Executions by beheading, electrocution, firing squad, …