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Almost 70,000 children will wake up on Christmas Day in temporary accommodation, without a home to call their own, says Shelter.
The British Government has demanded the return of a prisoner originally detained by UK forces from the US-run Bagram prison in Afghanistan.
Amnesty International says global arms suppliers must halt the transfer of small arms, ammunition and other equipment to the Egyptian military and security forces.
The European Commission has announced that it is blocking the export of certain key lethal injection drugs which are widely used in US executions.
If power is ever to change its mind or examine its thinking, it needs to be taken out of its comfort zone.
Blessed are the poor for they will pay the biggest price in reducing the deficit. They will behold the rich and see something good.
The High Court today (15 December) hears applications by Friends of the Earth and two solar companies for permission to challenge Government plans to slash financial incentives for solar electricity.
Attacks on benefits and services are nothing new, but the situation has now become a crisis, as the latest vote in the House of Lords (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15900) illustrates. But now is not the time to give up.
After a week of protest over alleged fraud in the 4 December parliamentary election, the Russian Orthodox Church has called for stricter controls on the process.
An amendment to protect the benefits of disabled children once Universal Credit is introduced has been defeated in the House of Lords.