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BHA: ‘King Arthur’ fails in High Court bid over human remains

The High Court has rejected a bid by a representative of the Council of British Druid Orders (CoBDO), King Arthur Uther Pendragon, to return cremated remains to an ancient burial site at Stonehenge. The remains, thought to be over 5000 years old, had been excavated from the site in 2008 and are currently being kept for research by scientists at the University of Sheffield. The British Humanist Association (BHA) has described the decision as ‘sensible’.

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ESRC: Radio a key tool for Malawians in human rights struggle

Malawian villagers have found an unlikely platform to expose injustice and abuse of power and bring their leaders to task, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Malawi’s public radio station broadcasts are providing an alternative programme of news stories. The programme features contributions by ordinary Malawians, highlighting their everyday experiences of abuse and violation.

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