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Zara Aleena vigil: hundreds gather for silent walk in memory of the murdered 35-year-old

Hundreds gather for peaceful vigil in memory of murdered Zara Aleena

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  • Roe v Wade overturned: how do abortion rights currently stand across the US?
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    After the repeal of Roe v Wade, where is abortion still legal in the US?

  • Roe v Wade: why the UK government is refusing to add the right to abortion to the British Bill of Rights
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    Why the UK government is refusing to add the right to abortion to the British Bill of Rights

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    Women in the US are ‘stockpiling’ the morning after pill following Roe v Wade ruling

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Zara Aleena: a man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the 35-year-old in east London
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Police have charged a man with the murder and attempted rape of Zara Aleena

The 35-year-old was attacked and killed in the early hours of Sunday morning in Ilford, east London.

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Deborah James death: emotional tributes paid to broadcaster and campaigner who raised £6 for BowelBabe cancer fund
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“You are the best of us”: tributes paid to BowelBabe Dame Deborah James following her death

The broadcaster and cancer campaigner died aged 40 on 28 June.

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Another 15-year-old girl was reportedly strip-searched by Met police officers while on her period in December 2020, the same month as Child Q
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7 more incidents of Met police strip searches are being investigated following the Child Q outrage

The cases relate to separate incidents that took place between December 2019 and March 2022.

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What the government’s new Mental Health Bill really means – and why it matters

The Health Secretary Sajid Javid has published a draft of the bill set to replace the 1983 Mental Health Act.

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Everything we know about the new Covid-19 variants behind the UK’s surge in cases

There are currently two key variants contributing to the rise in coronavirus cases across the world.

Roe v Wade repealed: protests erupt across the world after US Supreme Court rules against right to abortion
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Thousands gather in Washington DC, New York City and London to protest abortion rights

A US Supreme Court ruling announced yesterday overturned abortion rights for millions of women.

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Roe v Wade overturned
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The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade, ending the constitutional right to abortion

The landmark ruling has long been under threat.

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Roe v Wade overturned: how the world reacted to the Supreme Court ruling against the right to abortion
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“No words, just tears”: how the world reacted to the repeal of Roe v Wade

“This is a disaster – for women, doctors, families and all Americans.”

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Roe v. Wade: why The Handmaid’s Tale comparisons are actually damaging to our understanding of the real-life consequences
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The US abortion ban isn’t The Handmaid’s Tale in real life – it’s much darker

The big problem with calling the Roe v Wade repeal ‘dystopian’.

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Facebook has finally removed thousands of illegal upskirting photos – but why did it take so long?
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Facebook has finally removed thousands of illegal upskirting photos – but why did it take so long?

A BBC investigation found users openly sharing illegal material, which the platform had said didn’t go against specific community standards.

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Polio virus: what is it, how does it spread and is it in the UK?
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“The polio virus has been found in London sewage: should I be concerned?”

Everything you need to know about how polio spreads and how to protect yourself.

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Deportation flights to human rights: why Windrush Day celebrations are so poignant in 2022

Today marks 73 years since the arrival of nearly 500 British Caribbeans on the HMT Empire Windrush.

Carriegate: No10 admits pressuring The Times to retract a story that alleged Carrie Johnson was to be given a government job
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The Times, Boris and the “missing story”: everything we know about “Carriegate”

Downing Street admitted pressuring the paper to retract a story alleging Carrie Symonds was to be given a high-level job during her affair with Boris Johnson.

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Rail and tube strikes: which lines and services will be affected by the walkout?
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Everything you need to know about the rail and Tube strikes taking place today

The planned walkouts will impact travellers on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday this week.

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Gender health gap: the government will appoint a women’s health ambassador following probe into health inequality
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A women’s health ambassador has been appointed for the first time – here’s what that means

The appointment comes after a damning inquiry into women’s healthcare in England.

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Will a four-day week make workers more productive?
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Will a 4-day working week make you more productive?

As companies across the UK test out shorter weeks, it’s only a matter of months until we know whether it makes a difference.

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Child Q: hundreds of protestors demand justice for 15-year-old Black girl strip-searched by Met Police
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An investigation has been launched against the Met police officers who strip-searched Child Q

The account of the 15-year-old’s traumatic search sparked widespread protest and calls for urgent action.

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Rwanda deportation plan explained: what the Home Office’s controversial policy means for asylum seekers and refugees
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The first Rwanda deportation flight has been cancelled, but what happens next?

“There are other ways to stop this. It doesn’t have to be this brutal.”

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What the government’s latest cost of living support package means for you

Everything you need to know about the available grants and payments amid a worsening energy crisis.

Grenfell Tower anniversary: how the world is reflecting on the tragedy five years on
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“Nothing done in 5 years”: how the country reacted to the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire

“1,000s of flats remain unsafe. 1,000s of people are still trapped.”

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