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FBI chief calls Capitol attack ‘domestic terrorism’ and defends US intelligence

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The FBI director, Chris Wray, has condemned the 6 January riot at the US Capitol as an instance of “domestic terrorism”, while defending the bureau’s handling of intelligence indicating that violence was likely. “Tha...

Domestic abusers to get GPS tags on release from jail in London

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Pilot scheme announced by mayor’s office targets up to 200 perpetrators of abuse-related offencesDomestic abuse offenders who have served a prison sentence will be tagged with a GPS tracking device in London under new...

UK set to cut air passenger duty on domestic flights

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Air passenger duty is set to be cut on domestic flights after the prime minister signalled his support for reform to bolster air links around the UK. Lower rates for UK internal flights or an exemption for return legs...

Verdict review – empathy and urgency in convincing domestic abuse drama

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Justice is not delayed but could still be denied in this arresting Filipino movie, which tracks a case of domestic abuse with such conviction, it is often easy to forget it’s staged drama rather than documentary. The ...

Domestic abuse, refuges, rape charges…why do we get it wrong on male violence?

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The first time I felt that chill go down my spine was when I was 13 and a policewoman was giving a group of us girls a talk at school on how to keep safe. I remember her telling us what to watch for, what techniques t...

Domestic abuse bill: what amendments are peers voting on?

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Campaigners on violence against women who have been galvanised by the strength of feeling around the killing of Sarah Everard are highlighting a number of amendments to the domestic abuse bill that is passing through ...

Fatal truth: how the suicide of Alex Reid exposed the hidden death toll of domestic violence

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Katy Reid was already in St Anne Street police station in Liverpool when she learned that her sister Alex was dead. It was 24 February 2020, late on a Monday afternoon. Katy was frantic with worry and had gone to t...

Coercive behaviour must be prioritised in UK domestic abuse cases, court says

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The family courts should prioritise the issue of coercive and controlling behaviour when considering disputes between parents in domestic abuse cases, court of appeal judges have advised. Three senior judges set out f...

France to close schools and stop domestic travel after Covid surge

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Emmanuel Macron announces three-week shutdown of schools after leaving restrictions ‘until last moment’France’s schools are to close for at least three weeks and travel within the country will be banned for a month af...

Mexican press freedom dispute builds as Amlo attacks US and domestic critics

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A growing row over press freedom has engulfed Mexico after the country’s nationalist president maligned a routine US human rights report which highlighted his government’s failure to protect journalists – and the beha...

Mexican press freedom dispute erupts as Amlo attacks US and domestic critics

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A growing row over press freedom has engulfed Mexico after the country’s nationalist president maligned a routine US human rights report which highlighted his government’s failure to protect journalists – and the beha...

Poland accused of abandoning domestic violence victims

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Government criticised over bill that will in effect withdraw country from key international conventionWomen’s rights activists and opposition MPs have accused the Polish government of abandoning victims of domestic vi...

Ryan Giggs charged with three domestic violence offences

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The former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has been charged with three domestic violence offences after police were called to his home in Salford last year. Giggs, 47, has been charged with one count of coerci...

Whispering Wall murder-suicide: domestic violence issues ‘agreed’ hours before deaths

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Some domestic violence issues surrounding a man who killed himself and his young daughter at a dam wall in South Australia had been settled by agreement just hours before the murder-suicide, it has been revealed. The...

Hong Kong plan to force Covid vaccines on foreign domestic workers sparks alarm

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Hong Kong’s government has sparked discrimination concerns over plans to force hundreds of thousands of foreign domestic workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or face losing their job. Authorities have embarked on...

Scott Morrison insists vaccine passport key to unrestricted domestic travel, despite states’ criticism

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Scott Morrison insists his proposal for a digital vaccination passport that could be used for quarantine-free domestic travel is not dead in the water despite strong pushback from two state premiers. The premiers of N...

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