Ofsted has raised concerns about an independent Jewish girls'
school that refused to let inspectors speak to pupils during a monitoring visit.
Divorce will be made easier under a shake-up of the law introducing no-fault break-ups, ministers have announced.
The group Christian Concern has criticised the plans. The relationship support charity Relate has welcomed them.
The National Union of Students has voted to adopt a definition of 'Islamophobia' which
has been recommended by the all-party parliamentary group on British Muslims. The NSS, which has previously criticised the definition, has this week
criticised the NUS's decision.
Attempts to place draconian restrictions on women's reproductive rights are gaining ground across many US states,
with the enthusiastic support of the religious right. Particularly extreme measures have been proposed or passed in Alabama, Ohio and Texas.
Omar al-Bashir, whose Islamist regime ruled Sudan for 30 years, has been removed from power by the country's military.
A measles outbreak, primarily among Orthodox Jewish children, has prompted
New York City on Tuesday to declare a public health emergency, requiring unvaccinated people in the affected areas to get the vaccine or face fines.
Indonesia's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a woman whose complaint
about the volume of mosque loudspeakers led to an 18-month prison sentence for blasphemy.
The retired pope Benedict XVI has published a letter which blames clerical sex
abuse on the "all-out sexual freedom" of the 1960s.