A mother and child outside an East London Mosque

'Ban the burka': why is the veil so divisive?

Briefing Thu 17 Jul, AT 14:00

Rightwingers and feminists are united against the burka, but their opponents say a ban would be un-British

British Prime Minister David Cameron

ECHR: is Tory plan to snub EU court a 'legal car crash'?

Briefing Thu 17 Jul, AT 10:10

David Cameron wants to curb the European Court of Human Rights but not everyone in his party backs the plan

Women search for buried relatives in the Srebrenica memorial cemetary

Why the Netherlands is liable for 300 deaths at Srebrenica

Briefing Wed 16 Jul, AT 15:48

Dutch court rules that state must accept some responsibility for Europe's worst genocide since WWII

 The government plans to rush through emergency data law

Drip data law: how it will affect you

Briefing Tue 15 Jul, AT 12:28

Critics say the 'emergency' Drip data law will allow scrutiny of Facebook, iCloud, email and text messages

Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst: the mother of British suffrage

Briefing Tue 15 Jul, AT 12:16

Google doodle celebrates Emmeline Pankhurst – but why was she so controversial?

The Archbishop of York presides over a service

Women bishops: Church of England votes yes

Briefing Mon 14 Jul, AT 16:38

The General Synod has voted today to allow the creation of women bishops

A huge explosion in Gaza following an early morning Israeli airstrike

Knock on the roof: how does Israel warn of airstrikes?

Briefing Mon 14 Jul, AT 11:04

Israeli military hits buildings in Gaza with an unarmed 'knock on the roof' to warn of airstrikes

Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia: operation to re-float liner begins

Briefing Mon 14 Jul, AT 09:31

Largest maritime salvage operation begins, but activists fear re-floating Costa Concordia could harm dolphins

A jar of medical marijuana

The pros and cons of legalising drugs

Briefing Fri 11 Jul, AT 12:08

A tide of support for legalising drugs seems to be rising around the world. Could it work here too?

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