Marie Colvin: Syrian government found liable for US reporter’s death

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marie Colvin lost the sight in her left eye when covering the civil war in Sri Lanka in 2001 A US court has found

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Facebook adviser criticises ‘lax’ child checks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The app gave “nearly limitless access” to a teen’s device One of Facebook’s independent child safety advisers has criticised the firm over a scheme

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Equal pay: Asda loses appeal in court case

Image copyright Reuters Supermarket giant Asda has lost an appeal in the latest development in a long-running legal dispute with staff over equal pay. The decision means that lower paid

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Obscene porn rules relaxed in England and Wales

Image copyright Getty Images Guidelines about what constitutes “obscene” pornography have been relaxed in England and Wales. The Crown Prosecution Service had previously listed torture and bondage, among other acts,

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Saving my daughter from Instagram self-harm

Ian’s daughter Libby was using Instagram to post images of her self-harm injuries. He says photographs on the social media platform were more graphic than things he had seen when

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Migrants force-fed at Texas detention centre

Image copyright EPA Image caption Officers from the Department of Homeland Security guard the border with Mexico in El Paso Six migrants on hunger strike at an immigration detention centre

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Uber services suspended in Barcelona

Image copyright EPA Image caption Spanish taxi drivers have protested against ride-sharing services in Barcelona and Madrid Ride-hailing company Uber says it has suspended its services in the Spanish city

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Drones help Galapagos tackle rat infestation

Image copyright Island Conservation Image caption North Seymour’s blue-footed booby birds dig a shallow trench to raise their chicks Drones are helping conservationists rid one Galapagos island of an infestation

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Gilet jaunes: France to ban masks at protests amid unrest

Image copyright AFP Image caption A protester – wearing a soon-to-be-banned face covering – throws back a police gas canister France’s National Assembly has approved a law banning the wearing

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House price growth at near six-year low

Image copyright PA UK house prices grew at the slowest annual rate for nearly six years in January, according to the Nationwide. The lender said price growth “almost ground to

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