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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Midnight marriages for gay couples as same-sex unions become legal in UK

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:01am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Same-sex couples can't wait to take advantage of being allowed to wed in Britain, where the change in law has wide popular support Gays celebrate legal ... overwhelmingly supported gay marriage. Some cite the transitional step of civil partnership, a compromise introduced in 2005 that gave gay couples the same legal protections and rights as heterosexual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1460130/midnight-hour-uk-holds-first-same-sex-weddings
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Lawyers in walkout over plan by UK government to cut legal aid fees

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 12:13am by GDN

    ... to reverse." Over the past year, judges have also signalled their concern about the scale of legal aid cuts. The courts service, however, views today as a "normal working day". The Lord Chief ... The Guardian in London Courts disrupted as barristers and solicitors protest over UK government's proposal to reduce legal aid charges by up to 30 per cent Lawyers in walkoutover plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1399168/lawyers-walkout-over-plan-uk-government-cut-legal-aid-fees
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    UN’s Rashido Manjoo slams Britain's ‘boys’ club sexist culture’

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... centre for women during her 16-day fact-finding visit to Britain. In an initial report on violence against women, the South African human rights expert said legal and policy responses focused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1484480/uns-rashido-manjoo-slams-britains-boys-club-sexist-culture
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Geldof family 'beyond pain' after mystery death of Peaches, 25

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:45pm by GDN

    ... as her mother's body. Bob Geldof, father to the oldest three girls, did his best to create a stable family home for the girls. Having fought for sole legal custody of his three biological daughters after Yates left him for Hutchence, he took on the legal guardianship of Tiger Lily, later adopting her formally. While her older sister Fifi always preferred to shun the limelight, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1469575/geldof-family-beyond-pain-after-mystery-death-peaches-25
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    British government vows conscience vote on assisted-suicide law

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... years' jail, to help someone take their own life, under the 1961 Suicide Act. Four years ago, the director of public prosecutions (DPP), who heads England's state prosecution service, issued ... of medicine. This practice is legal in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. There have been several failed attempts in Britain to legislate on the controversial issue. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1444345/british-government-vows-conscience-vote-assisted-suicide-law
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Russian tycoon was ‘broken, suicidal’ before his death, London inquest hears

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:10pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Windsor Boris Berezovsky fell into depression after losing billions in legal battle, inquest hears Russian tycoon 'broken, suicidal' before his death Russian oligarch ... and then lost a legal battle in London with Abramovich over shares in Russia's fourth-biggest oil company. The inquest heard that in the months that followed, he began taking antidepressants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458626/russian-tycoon-was-broken-suicidal-his-death-london-inquest-hears
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Snowden journalist Greenwald launches legal action after partner’s detention

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 08:48pm by AP

    ... Greenwald The partner of the US journalist behind the Edward Snowden leaks launched legal action against Britain yesterday for holding him under anti-terror laws. David Miranda, a Brazilian national ... for the police. Number 10 was kept informed in the usual way," the Downing Street source said. The legal firm acting for Miranda, Bindmans, said it was challenging the legality of Miranda's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1298135/britain-defends-detention-snowden-journalists-partner
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Gurkhas ‘cheated’ by British government on pay and pensions, lawmakers told

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... complaints about his treatment during his 28 years of service in the British Army, but after retiring he came to the view that Gurkhas were being treated "like third-class soldiers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458625/gurkha-soldiers-cheated-british-government-pay-and-pensions-lawmakers
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Northern Ireland’s richest man killed in helicopter crash

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:48pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in September last year over concerns about the in-flight mapping systems of a helicopter supplied by them. Legal papers, lodged at the High Court on September 20, reportedly said: “The aircraft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1449277/northern-irelands-richest-man-killed-helicopter-crash
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Muslim extremist killers of British soldier Lee Rigby sentenced to life in prison

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 02:01pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... questions for British intelligence agencies as Adebolajo was known to the security services, having been arrested in Kenya in 2010 and deported. Sweeney had held off passing sentence in December ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1436267/muslim-extremist-killers-british-soldier-lee-rigby-sentenced-life-prison

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