Mercy Baguma's son and his father granted UK asylum

One-year-old Adriel was found with his mother’s body in their Glasgow flat in August

The son of Mercy Baguma, who was found in a distressed state next to his mother after she died in her Glasgow flat in August, has been granted asylum along with his father, who is now the boy’s sole carer.

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 1:28pm

Polish hospitals begin turning away women seeking abortions

Institutions appear to enforce controversial ban despite legislation not yet taking effect

Hospitals in Poland have been turning away women seeking abortions even though a court ruling that has instituted a near-total ban on terminations has not yet taken effect.

The ban, which outlaws one of the three narrow exceptions under which abortion is still permitted – that of severe foetal defects – has sparked huge protests in Poland.

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 2:08pm

Zaghari-Ratcliffe: 'Interrogators threatened to take my daughter away'

British-Iranian dual national gives detailed account of interrogation after arrest

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s interrogators threatened to take away her daughter, claimed her husband was a spy and repeatedly misled her about the prospects of her release, she reveals in an account of her first interrogation in 2016.

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 1:45pm

Corbyn-supporting MPs discussed quitting Labour, Ian Lavery warns

Exclusive: ex-party chair says fear of Starmer ‘purge’ may lead to MPs sitting as independents

Labour MPs who support Jeremy Corbyn have discussed resigning from the parliamentary party and sitting as independents amid fears that Keir Starmer could lead a “mass purge” of the left, an ally of the former leader has warned.

As senior party figures called for calm following Labour’s suspension of Corbyn on Thursday for saying the party’s antisemitism problem had been overstated, Ian Lavery said there are fears that the move was a “war cry” that could force some MPs to leave.

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 1:46pm

NBA Arenas Are Becoming Voting Centers. Will They Draw The Same Crowds?

Voting trainers prepare to instruct poll workers in preparation for early voting at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 19.

After NBA players stopped play to protest racial justice issues over the summer, they resumed with a commitment from owners: to turn their arenas into voting precincts. Go inside one of them.

(Image credit: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for NPR)

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 1:40pm

El Paso County Judge Orders Shutdown Of Nonessential Businesses

Cars line up for coronavirus tests at the University of Texas at El Paso on Oct. 23. The city has seen a surge in cases, prompting a judge to issue a shutdown of nonessential businesses.

The judge's order calls for the closure of hair salons, gyms and restaurant dine-in services. The Texas attorney general says the judge has "no authority" to impose the shutdown.

(Image credit: Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images)

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 2:00pm

Louisville Police Officer Files Lawsuit Against Boyfriend Of Breonna Taylor

Kenneth Walker poses for a photo in August in Louisville, KY. A Louisville police officer has countersued Walker for battery, assault, and intentional emotional distress.

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly says Kenneth Walker committed battery, assault, and intentional emotional distress. Walker filed a civil lawsuit against the city and the police department last month.

(Image credit: Amy Harris/Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 2:32pm

Aftermath in İzmir after 7.0-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey and Greece – video

An earthquake has struck in the Aegean Sea, flattening buildings in Greece and Turkey. Footage shows buildings reduced to rubble in the Manavkuyu neighbourhood of İzmir, a city on Turkey's Aegean coast. 

The US Geological Survey measured the earthquake at magnitude 7.0 and said tremors were felt as far away as Athens and Istanbul

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 10:38am

Turkey earthquake footage captures moment building collapses in İzmir – video

Witnesses capture the moment a building falls in the city of İzmir during a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Turkey's Aegean region on Friday. The nation's disaster agency said the quake occurred at 2.51pm at a depth of 10 miles (16.5km)

Powerful earthqake rocks Turkish coast and Greek islands

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 10:54am