Leading Tory Eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg. File photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

A Conservative Party investigation into allegedly Islamophobic comments by Boris Johnson has been denounced as a “show trial” by Jacob Rees-Mogg. Wri(...)

Pro-abortion protesters hold placards during a demonstration calling for abortion to be legalised in Northern Ireland, outside Belfast city hall in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

A great quote has been unearthed by campaigners for abortion reform in Northern Ireland, showing that in 1992 future DUP leader Arlene Foster (then Ke(...)

Former  Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont: allowed to go free from Neumünster prison after paying €75,000 in bail. Photograph: Martti Kainulainen/AFP/Getty Images

A German court has ruled out extraditing former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont on the charge of rebellion and agreed to release him from custody(...)

The advert placed in some UK national newspapers today, saying “Enough is Enough”

Freemasons have been “undeservedly stigmatised”, the organisation’s branch in England has declared as it embarks on a public campaign to prove it is n(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull hugs Liberal MP Warren Entsch   after the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill earlier in December. Photograph: Lukas Coch

Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, finally has a spring in his step again, after a year of infighting in his Liberal-National government. (...)

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says  there should be access to abortion services “for reasons of a risk to the life, health or wellbeing of the woman, socio-economic or family circumstances, pregnancy due to rape or incest and in cases of fatal foetal abnormality”.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Government’s human rights watchdog, will on Wednesday call on the Government to introduce a refere(...)

About 800 women and girls are reported as travelling from Northern Ireland to Britain each year for abortions. Photograph: Paul Mezzer/FRF/Getty

On October 24th this year, the UK supreme court in London will hear the appeal against the decision last month of the court of appeal in Belfast that (...)

Lego has defended the policy on the grounds the centre is “not suitable for grown adults”. Photograph: iStock

Adult fans of Lego have threatened to lodge human-rights complaints over age limits at Australia’s first Legoland Discovery Centre. Adults are unable(...)

Britain’s biggest buy-to-let investor Fergus Wilson who has insisted he is not racist after he banned “coloured” tenants from renting his homes because he claims they make them smell of curry. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Britain’s biggest buy-to-let investor who banned “coloured” tenants from renting his homes because he claims they make them smell of curry faces the p(...)

“An honest acknowledgement of past wrongs should not stop people of faith from speaking out against injustice, or from defending the vulnerable.”Photograph: David Sleator

Tony Campolo, the American sociologist and pastor who prayed the benediction at the 2016 Democratic convention after Hillary Clinton’s nomination for (...)

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