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No overcrowding link to prison suicide, study suggests

There is no clear link between prison suicides and overcrowding behind bars, an international study has suggested. The research, published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, looked into almost 4,000 prison suicides in 24 countries, including England and Wales. It found deaths between 2011-14 were highest in the countries with the ...

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Iceland women politicians go public on harassment

Iceland women politicians go public on harassment By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright RUV Image caption Iceland’s parliament in is the firing line Iceland has been shocked by allegations of sexual harassment made by a group of more than 600 female politicians, in a country ...

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Opinion: Will Zimbabwe's new President bring change?

The new president of Zimbabwe is called “The Crocodile.” Crocodiles are feared and respected in Africa, where the reptile patiently waits for its prey, half-hidden in the brown waters of the bushveld. An impala, a zebra or even a massive kudu knows that when they come to drink at a ...

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Women councillors speak out about sexual harassment

Image copyright Getty Images In July a report by the Fawcett Society suggested a third of female councillors had experienced sexist comments in the council chamber while one in 10 had experienced sexual harassment from other councillors. Yet it has taken a Westminster scandal for the political parties to sit ...

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Beijing nursery ‘needle abuse’ of children shocks China

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Authorities are investigating the RYB Education kindergarten in Beijing’s Chaoyang district A Beijing nursery is accused of giving injections and feeding drugs to toddlers, in a case that has sparked outrage in China. Authorities are now investigating the nursery, which is a branch of the ...

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Hungary parliament bans camerawoman who kicked migrants

The Hungarian camerawoman who was filmed in 2015 kicking migrants was banned Thursday from working in Hungary’s parliament after she insulted a lawmaker during an interview. Parliament press chief Zoltan Szilagyi said in a statement that Petra Laszlo’s ban would be enforced for the rest of the ...

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Turnip Prize: Entries for spoof art award announced

Image copyright Trevor Prideaux Image caption This entry, from Chris P Bacon, is called Pulled Pork A toy pig being pulled by a tractor and a small golf club are among entries for a spoof art award that pokes fun at the Turner Prize. Entitled Pulled Pork and Minnie Driver, ...

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