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  • 4 Mar 2016

    Homelessness is found in every country in the world and is spreading with impunity, a UN human rights expert has warned, calling on governments to recognise homelessness as a human rights crisis and commit to its eradication by 2030, in line with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 4 Mar 2016

    UK charities hope to take the investment world by storm next week, when they launch a platform to link investors with SMEs needing long-term capital to expand and benefit their communities in rural Africa, Asia and Latin America.

  • 3 Mar 2016

    The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that imposes new sanctions and tightens some of its existing measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, due to the country's ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile-related activities that “threaten international peace and security.”

  • 3 Mar 2016

    Women have barely half the pension savings of men, according to a new TUC-sponsored report published on 1 March. The study, carried out by the Pensions Policy Institute, shows that women have, on average, £7,500 in savings in defined contribution schemes, compared to £14,500 for men.

  • 2 Mar 2016

    The Government published its Investigatory Powers Bill yesterday – just three weeks after three parliamentary committees recommended more than 120 major changes to the draft legislation.

  • 2 Mar 2016

    Amidst the current tense situation in Burundi, representatives of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) have embarked on a solidarity visit to Burundi from 1 to 4 March.

  • 2 Mar 2016

    The government has stepped back from proposals to amend the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, after the commission set up to examine FOI found that it is “working well.”

  • 1 Mar 2016

    Last Saturday (27 February), what has been described as the “biggest anti-nuclear weapons protest for a generation” took place in central London.

  • 1 Mar 2016

    A new generation of ecumenical Christians has engaged preeminent issues of contemporary global Christianity in a new publication from Globethics.

  • 1 Mar 2016

    Tomorrow (2 March) marks the centenary of the passing of the Military Service Act which brought compulsory military service into British law and with it, for the first time, the right to conscientious objection.

  • 29 Feb 2016

    Condemning an apparent airstrike in Yemen that reportedly killed at least 32 civilians in a market northeast of Sana'a on 27 February the UN Secretary-General has called for a prompt and impartial investigation into the incident, which saw a death toll among the highest from a single bombing in recent months.

  • 29 Feb 2016

    UK workers gave their employers £31.5 billion of unpaid overtime last year, according to a new analysis of official statistics published by the  Trades Union Congress (TUC)

  • 28 Feb 2016

    When the government began reassessing Incapacity Benefit claimants in 2010, they expected the majority to be found fit to work.

  • 27 Feb 2016

    Campaign Against Arms Trade has welcomed the European Parliament's vote to support an arms embargo against Saudi Arabia. The amendment was passed by 359 votes to 212, with 31 abstentions.

  • 27 Feb 2016

    My late maternal grandparents liked London a lot.