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Authorities closed roads in the heart of India's capital today in a bid to put an end to a week of demonstrations against the brutal gang-rape of a woman on a moving bus.

Angry protesters encounter a violent response from police in New Delhi while urging swift punishment for a gang of alleged rapists

Police fire tear gas after violence at Delhi rape protest

Anger at the gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus grew in India as police in the capital, New Delhi, used tear gas and water cannon to break up demonstrations staged by thousands of people who were protesting against the crime.

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Proceeds from ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ will pay legal costs for relatives campaigning for justice

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Dying mother fights on for Hillsborough son

The overturning of original inquest verdicts has given families new hope

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The Hillsborough tribute single has extended its lead in the race for the Christmas number one.

Application to quash the original Hillsborough inquest verdicts could be made today

Families of the 96 victims of the 1989 tragedy have campaigned to have the accidental death verdicts overturned

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Legal row saw death sentence for murder in 1977 both overturned and commuted to life in jail

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The Chongqing Communist Party leader now looks likely to face criminal charges

China's Bo Xilai to face charges

Disgraced Chinese Politburo member Bo Xilai has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and will face criminal charges, state media has reported.

Chinese expert casts doubt on Neil Heywood death verdict

A prominent Chinese government forensic scientist has questioned the cause of death of a murdered British businessman, casting doubt on the official version of a scandal that reached into the upper levels of the Communist Party.

Cult leader Sachiko Eto hanged for six murders in Japan

Japan executed two people today, including a 65-year old woman cult leader convicted of six murders that took place during supposed exorcisms.

Court upholds Mumbai gunman Mohammed Ajmal Kasab's death sentence

India's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of the only surviving gunman of the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.

William Hague condemns Iran death sentences

Iran's “shameful” human rights record has been condemned by Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Verdict due in Gu Kailai Neil Heywood murder trial

A Chinese court will deliver a verdict on Monday in the murder trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of the disgraced politician Bo Xilai, as the Communist Party moves a step closer to resolving a scandal that has threatened to overshadow China's once-a-decade leadership handover.

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Julian Assange may hear this week whether he will be granted political asylum in Ecuador, the country's President has said.

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