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When gay sex was a crime: campaign to expunge records goes national

Gay sex convictions are set to be abolished beyond Victoria, with New South Wales and Tasmania considering following the state's example in expunging …

US politicians consider firing squads after Dennis McGuire execution

Two United States politicians say death row inmates should be executed by firing squad if opposition to capital punishment by pharmaceutical …

Pa. Court Throws Out Parts of Megan's Law

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out portions of the state's sex-offender registration law on Monday, telling lawmakers they violated the …

Domestic Violence

A Map of the Weirdest Sex Laws in the United States

Is your sex life against the law? Better make sure. We've painstakingly compiled a map of all the most biarre and unnecessary laws regulating what …

Urban Legends

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New law means homosexuals in Uganda could face life in prison

Uganda’s parliament has passed a law that makes some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison.<p>The bill, first introduced to the country’s parliament in 2009, initially proposed the death penalty.<p>But it has now been amended to give jail terms – including life – for convictions of “aggravated …

The Most Misogynistic Law I've Ever Seen

When I was 18, I was raped.<p>Prior to this month, I could probably count the number of people that knew that about me on one hand. It isn't something I had ever wanted to discuss publicly, much less bring into my role as the leader of the Democrats in the Michigan Senate, but as Republicans in our …

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Why I've lent my voice to the death penalty abolition cause

In the UK, it's the human rights violation that it's still socially acceptable to support: the death penalty. You can be pro-capital punishment and not get ejected from a dinner party. It's probably not going to cause outrage if a social gathering throws out a "we need a strong deterrent" line, or …

Jailed for life at age 14: US supreme court to consider juvenile sentences

When Quantel Lotts was 17 he put together a makeshift tattoo gun using the motor of an old Walkman casette player and a stylus fashioned from a sharpened staple. Then he asked a fellow inmate to etch two words in Gothic script down each of his outer forearms.<p>On his right arm he wrote DEAD. On his …

How America's death penalty murders innocents

The US criminal justice system is a broken machine that wrongfully convicts innocent people, sentencing thousands of people to prison or to death for the crimes of others, as a new study reveals. The University of Michigan law school and Northwestern University have compiled a new National Registry …

Death penalty statistics, country by country | visualisation and data

After the execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle, the brutality of North Korea's regime has once again come under the international spotlight. In a broader context, is the attention warranted? Find out who uses the death penalty today - and see how it compares to 2007<p>• Get the data<br>• North Korea executes …

The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death

A few years ago, Antonin Scalia, one of the nine justices on the US supreme court, made a bold statement. There has not been, he said, "a single case – not one – in which it is clear that a person was executed for a crime he did not commit. If such an event had occurred … the innocent's name would …

Gay marriage advocates draw up hit list of MPs

This comes after the High Court found earlier this month that ACT same-sex marriages were not legal, but that it was possible for the federal …

Tim Wilson's appointment as Human Rights Commissioner could see cuts to a program on school bullying

She said that an inquiry into asylum seeker children who are held in detention would still go ahead.<p>The commission had not anticipated it would have …

Disabled asylum seeker reunited with her family in community detention

An intellectually handicapped asylum seeker will be reunited with her family in community detention so she can be properly cared for by her relatives.<p>…

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Alan Turing, Who Cracked Nazi Code, Gets Posthumous Pardon

British mathematician Alan Turing, who helped crack Nazi Germany's 'Enigma' code and laid the groundwork for modern computing, was pardoned on Tuesday, six decades after his conviction for homosexuality is said to have driven him to suicide.<p>Following his singular contributions toward winning the …

A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

United Arab Emirates

The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath

One afternoon in October 2005, neuroscientist James Fallon was looking at brain scans of serial killers. As part of a research project at UC Irvine, …

April Jones's family express dismay as Mark Bridger launches appeal

The family of April Jones, the five-year-old schoolgirl abducted and murdered by the former abattoir worker Mark Bridger, is facing fresh torment after the killer launched an appeal against his full-life term.<p>Bridger, 47, is trying to challenge the ruling by the trial judge that the severity of his …

NSA officials consider Edward Snowden amnesty in return for documents

National Security Agency officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the United States, in exchange for the extensive document trove the whistleblower took from the agency.<p>An amnesty, which does not have the support of the State Department, would represent …

Think Again: Mexican Drug Cartels

“Drugs Aren’t a Foreign Policy Problem.”<p>You might think so for all the attention they get. As U.S. officials and commentators focus on events in …

Hairy police clipped in court

Mr Kuyken alleged he had been discriminated against and his freedom of expression had been violated.<p>Lawyers for Chief Commissioner Ken Lay had argued …

Regulation

Taxi driver who raped drunk schoolgirl gets six years' jail

The teenager had been drinking vodka at a friend's house before sharing a taxi with a male friend to a railway station in Melbourne's east at about …

Tablets

Children removed after generations of incest

The case has raised questions about how child protection authorities and the broader community failed to intervene to protect not just this …

Siblings

'He is a victim': Puneet Puneet's family won't challenge fugitive son's extradition

In October 2008, Puneet, then 19, was driving at 150km/h with a blood alcohol reading of .165 when he lost control of his car and hit Gold Coast …

Newlywed couple murdered man 'because they wanted to kill together'

A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.<p>Elytte Barbour told officers before his arrest Friday night that he and his wife, Miranda, had planned to kill before, but their plans never worked out until …