'I thought it was worth a try,' said German student hoping for sneak peek at his upcoming test papers
Controversial debate reignited over whether smacking constitutes reasonable punishment or child abuse
Several Muslim countries and almost half of all US states still consider adultery a criminal offence
Abusive pasts of over 1,300 violent partners revealed under Clare's law – but is the law being applied fairly?
Thailand to recognise a third gender, as attitudes towards transgender and intersex people slowly shift
Compassionate law-making or a charter for NHS 'death squads': the Assisted Dying Bill stirs debate
MP joins calls to extend anonymity to rape suspects, but campaigners say it will put women in danger
The decision not to indict two police officers has prompted widespread criticism of the grand jury system
New draft guidelines in US say male circumcision significantly reduces risk of HIV and other STDs
Businessman Daniel Hegglin settles with Google over untrue posts labelling him a murderer and a paedophile
Police give schools and shoppers terrorism advice amid concerns over possible 'lone wolf' attack
Man who allegedly received terrorist training in Yemen claims he has been illegally made 'stateless'
Downing Street welcomes European Court of Justice decision on Romanian woman living in Germany
Pets could be confiscated under a tough new law to combat the 'invasion' of Western culture
Northern Ireland votes to ban paying for sex but campaigners say the move will put sex workers at higher risk
Europol issues a warning about the dangers that come with the so-called Internet of Things
Advisory group says practice should be decriminalised as it isn't up to the courts to uphold social taboos
Existing laws deemed 'fit for purpose', as social media sites and parents urged to tackle the practice
Cigarette company RJ Reynolds plans to challenge 'runaway verdict' for widow of Florida chain smoker
Revelation prompts renewed calls for Baroness Butler-Sloss to step down
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