A Jewish couple who want civil partnerships to be available for heterosexuals have launched a legal challenge in the High Court.
Academics Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan decided to challenge the status quo after an official at a register office told them they were not eligible for a civil partnership because they were not the same sex.
Hundreds of Satmar rabbis have demonstrated outside the Swiss embassy in London in protest at plans to desecrate a medieval Jewish cemetery.
They claimed the expansion of the Kunsthaus fine art museum in Zurich threatened to damage the burial ground.
Jewish communities in New York, Tel Aviv and Switzerland have met Swiss representatives to argue against the work.