The foreign secretary has ordered a review into the plight of persecuted Christians around
the world and how much help they get from the UK.
Almost one in 10 Scots would reject their MSP if they were a different
religion to them, a survey of attitudes across Scotland has revealed.
Newly released cabinet papers have
revealed that John Major was willing to consider an opt-out of the European Convention on Human Rights rather than let a film banned on blasphemy
grounds be shown.
Jair Bolsonaro has been sworn in as Brazil's president and promised to work closely with his US
counterpart Donald Trump "under God's protection". One of his first decisions in office was to downplay the role of LGBT+ rights.
Services in the southern Indian state of Kerala have shut down amid violent
protests after two women entered a prominent Hindu temple. On Thursday Hindu
hardliners vandalised shops, shut businesses and clashed with police.
Ireland has opened its first legal abortion
services after last year's referendum overturned an amendment which effectively banned them.
Victims of sexual abuse can finally sue the
Catholic Church in the Australian state of New South Wales after the state government abolished an infamous defence. Previously churches were protected from
being sued by a legal precedent which said they did not legally exist.
The Democratic party has assumed control of the US House of Representatives and changed its rules to allow a
Muslim woman to wear a headscarf. However the rule change means
representatives are still not allowed to wear 'non-religious' headwear. Meanwhile the new Congress remains dominated by religious people.