Government accused of ‘putting profit over human dignity’ with plan to build prisons and boost economy

A government pledge to build new prisons has been criticised as “putting profit over human dignity” after the Ministry of Justice heralded the scheme as being designed to boost the nation’s economy. The MoJ announced four new sites would be built across England in the next six years amid a drive to fulfil a Conservative […]

Taiwanese official reveals China suspected ‘human to human’ transmission by January 13

On January 14, Maria Van Kerkove, the acting head of the WHO emerging diseases unit, told a Geneva press conference that the health body was preparing for the possibility of a wider outbreak as information indicated “it is possible that there is limited human-to-human transmission, potentially among families.” However, the global health body appeared to […]

Iran’s president confirms human error in Ukrainian jet unintentionally shot down

OTTAWA — The president of Iran says a military investigation has concluded that missiles fired due to human error caused the horrific crash of a Ukrainian plane and the deaths of 176 innocent people. “The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake,” Hassan Rouhani said late Friday in a post on Twitter. “My […]

Hong Kong protests: Trump signs Human Rights and Democracy Act into law

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anti-government protests have been held in Hong Kong since June US President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that supports pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The Human Rights and Democracy Act mandates an annual review, to check if Hong Kong has enough autonomy to justify its special status […]

Essex lorry deaths: Man in court on human trafficking charges

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The bodies of 39 Vietnamese nationals were discovered in a refrigerated trailer A man has appeared in court charged with human trafficking offences after the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found in a lorry in Essex. Christopher Kennedy, of Darkley, County Armagh, is charged with plotting with […]