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Diplomats who exploit domestic staff cannot rely on immunity, says UK supreme court

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The UK’s highest court has ruled that diplomats who exploit domestic workers in conditions of modern slavery cannot rely on diplomatic immunity to prevent compensation claims. Describing exploitation of migrant domest...

How to Please a Woman review – Sally Phillips dishes out sex-positive domestic gods

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Arriving like a horny bus to a public transport orgy, this is the second comedy in a matter of weeks, after Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, about women hiring sex workers. Be that a happy coincidence or the start of a t...

Three police die in Kentucky shooting while serving domestic violence warrant

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Three law enforcement officers were killed and five wounded in eastern Kentucky when a man with a rifle opened fire on police attempting to serve a warrant, authorities said. Police said they had taken 49-year-old Lan...

Macron’s domestic challenges pile up as second term begins

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Domestic difficulties are stacking up for Emmanuel Macron as his second presidential term begins in earnest this week after his centrists lost their absolute majority in parliament. The newly elected president now fac...

Queensland’s domestic violence court reports promising results but low attendance

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Less than half of perpetrators and half of victims are turning up at Queensland’s special domestic violence court, and many are spending six months on the waiting list, a report says. However the court has shown promi...

We needed China deal to protect ‘domestic security’, says key Solomon Islands official

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The controversial security deal struck between Solomon Islands and China that caught the western world off guard was needed to maintain internal security and help fight climate change, a leading Solomon Islands offici...

Domestic violence experts lament fallout from Depp-Heard trial

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In one of the most famous and public trials between a divorced couple to date, all eyes were on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard – two Hollywood actors once in love, claiming the other committed violence against them. But ...

UK to partially ratify domestic abuse convention after 10-year delay

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The UK government has been criticised for failing to protect migrant women from perpetrators of domestic abuse, as the UK moves to finally ratify the Istanbul convention after a 10-year delay, while reserving a key ar...

US House passes domestic terrorism bill in response to Buffalo shooting

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The US House of Representatives has passed legislation that would bolster federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York – but the bill faces the increasin...

New York governor unveils ‘comprehensive’ plan to fight domestic terror and gun violence

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New York’s governor, Kathy Hochul, has unveiled what she called a “comprehensive plan to combat domestic terrorism and prevent gun violence”, days after a white supremacist allegedly killed 10 Black shoppers and staff...

Why the Ukrainian war is also a domestic political issue for Biden

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The visit of the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, to Kyiv at the head of a congressional delegation this week was a reminder that in Washington the Ukraine war is not just an issue of national security but is an increasin...

Queensland domestic violence offences increased 17% during pandemic, data shows

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Queensland has experienced a 17% increase in domestic violence offences and soaring rates of other violent crime during the Covid-19 pandemic. While there was some correlation between Covid restrictions and a fall in ...

Queensland child protection system failing Indigenous domestic violence victims, report finds

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Queensland’s child protection system is failing First Nations children exposed to domestic and family violence, with some victims going through their entire childhood without receiving therapy or specialist support de...

Women struggle to get federal government’s $5,000 payment to escape domestic violence

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Women escaping domestic violence say they are struggling to access a $5,000 government payment designed to help victims leave an abusive relationship. Women have reported delays and poor communication with service pro...

Our House review – Martin Compston turns domestic bliss into a living hell

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Our House (ITV) starts with a tantalisingly universal nightmare. Fi (Tuppence Middleton) returns home from a weekend away, spots a removal van outside her house and steps aside to let the movers pass – only for them t...

Hong Kong domestic workers left homeless after being fired for contracting Covid-19

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Live-in domestic workers in Hong Kong have been left homeless after they were diagnosed with Covid-19 and their employers fired them or refused their return to the residence, support groups have said. Many of the work...

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