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Turkey sentences opposition journalists to prison over Muhammad cartoon

Turkey sentences opposition journalists to prison over Muhammad cartoon

Fri, 29 Apr 2016

Two Turkish journalists have been sentenced to two years in prison for republishing a cover of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with a cartoon of Muhammad.

Church review into abusive Bishop refuses to explicitly consider bullying of victims in its Terms of Reference

Church review into abusive Bishop refuses to explicitly consider bullying of victims in its Terms of Reference

Thu, 28 Apr 2016

A victim of clerical abuse has refused to give evidence to a Church review of the Bishop Peter Ball case, after it declined to explicitly mention intimidation of victims in its Terms of Reference.

Sixth Former compared to Stalin for campaigning against mandatory prayers in school

Sixth Former compared to Stalin for campaigning against mandatory prayers in school

Thu, 28 Apr 2016

A Northern Ireland councillor has been criticised after comparing a Sixth Form student's campaign against mandatory school worship to the "early stage" of Hitler and Stalin's rule.

Independent Islamic schools undermining British values with gender segregation, says Ofsted

Independent Islamic schools undermining British values with gender segregation, says Ofsted

Wed, 27 Apr 2016

Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned that leaders in some independent Islamic schools are continuing to undermine British values, after inspectors found more evidence of gender segregation.