The court announced the verdict in Delhi   drawing cheers from a crowd of LBGTI Indians and their supporters gathered on a lawn outside the building. File photograph:Arun Sankar/Getty Images

India’s supreme court on Thursday scrapped a 157-year old colonial-era law banning gay sex that was punishable by a jail sentence of up to 10 years. (...)

School children around the world are being exposed on a daily basis to cigarette advertising and promotions by a tobacco industry that needs to recrui(...)

Police escort men accused of a gang rape to a court in Datia district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Photograph: Reuters

A court has ruled that India n media will now be allowed to cover the trial of four men accused of the gang rape and fatal beating of a woman o(...)