What is the Human Rights Act?

IBTimes UK explains the key points behind the Human Rights Act, after Justice Secretary Liz Truss confirmed that the government intends to go ahead with replacing the legislature. Scrapping the Act was a key manifesto pledge by the Conservative Party during the general election in May 2015. A petition to stop the act being replaced has gained over 30,000 signatures. Aug 26, 2016

India: Man carried his dead wife for 12km after he was allegedly refused transport from hospital

Dana Majhi said he had no choice but to carry his wife Amang Dei’s body 12km home on his shoulder after she died from tuberculosis in the early hours of 24 August in the district hospital in Bhawanipatna, Odisha OTV, a regional news station in Odisha, recorded this footage of Majhi carrying his wife’s body after they heard about his journey. OTV said Dana had already travelled 12 kilometres with the body when they reached him in Sagada. They contacted the authorities to arrange a mortuary van to carry the body. The District Collector of Kalahandi called for an inquiry into the incident and arranged compensation for Majhi. Aug 26, 2016