MPs demand Parliament be recalled after Scottish prorogation court ruling

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer called the ruling “incredibly powerful” Opposition MPs are demanding Parliament be recalled after a court ruling deemed its closure unlawful. Parliament was suspended, or prorogued, in the early hours of Tuesday – something Boris Johnson said was normal practice for a new…

The Plus-Size Women Who Are Ruling the Street Style Game This Fashion Week

Each and every Fashion Week, we scroll through street style galleries and sigh, feeling slightly disappointed at what we see. Of course, everyone looks gorgeous and their outfits are ones we covet, but at the same time, the people that are featured seem to fall under one category:¬†tall and thin. We know firsthand that fashion-forward,…

BYU upset with penalties in Emery ruling by NCAA

BYU officials criticized an NCAA infractions appeals committee’s ruling that upheld the vacating of two seasons of the Cougars‘ men’s basketball records as punishment for a pay-for-play scheme involving former guard Nick Emery. In a statement released by the school Wednesday, BYU officials called the NCAA’s ruling “unprecedented” and said the coaching staff and administrators…

Opioid crisis: Johnson & Johnson hit by landmark ruling

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOklahoma Attorney General: Johnson & Johnson built its brand out of ‘greed’ Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson must pay $572m (¬£469m) for its part in fuelling the opioid addiction crisis in Oklahoma, a US judge has ruled The company said immediately after the judgement that it would appeal….

Ruling on AB grievance likely next week

The hearing on Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown‘s latest helmet grievance has concluded, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and a decision early next week is considered likely. Brown lost an earlier grievance against the NFL that sought an exception to wear his Schutt Air Advantage, a helmet he has worn throughout his career….

Kashmir: Pakistan to seek International Court of Justice ruling

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTwo wars, a 60-year dispute – a history of the Kashmir conflict Pakistan has said it will take the Kashmir dispute to the International Court of Justice. The move comes after India revoked the special autonomous status of the part of Kashmir that it administers. Pakistan reacted…

Judges overturn ‘forced abortion’ ruling

Image copyright PA A woman has won an appeal against a court ruling that would have seen her mentally ill daughter forced to have an abortion. She appealed a decision made last week granting permission for specialists to end the pregnancy. Three Court of Appeal judges in London upheld the appeal, overturning the previous decision….

Mauritania opposition challenges ruling party victory

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Runner up Biram Dah Abeid is an anti-slavery campaigner in a country where rights groups believe 20% of the population is enslaved Mauritania’s ruling party candidate has won the first democratic transition of power since independence in 1960. Mohamed Ahmed Oudl Ghazouani, a close ally of outgoing President Mohamed…

Istanbul mayoral re-run: Erdogan’s ruling AKP set to lose

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ekrem Imamoglu hailed the result as a “new beginning” for the city Turkey’s ruling party is set to lose control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city’s mayoral election, latest results show. The candidate for the main opposition party, Ekrem Imamoglu, has won 54% of the vote with nearly…