post 26 May 2015
Read more on Liam's blog A stronger El Nino: what does this mean for global weather?

The latest predictions from climate models suggest that a moderate to strong El Nino is on the cards in the coming months. But what could this mean for global weather?

article 26 May 2015 UK
David Cameron and Angela Merkel (Getty)
EU renegotiation: what does Britain want?

David Cameron says Britain is "not happy with the status quo" in the EU, so what changes is he seeking as he prepares for a referendum?

article 26 May 2015
Who should be the new face of the 20 note?

British art lovers want the image of L.S. Lowry, the artist who recorded everyday life in the industrial North East with paintings of iconic 'matchstick men', on the new 20 note

article 26 May 2015 UK
Malcom Bruce: Alistair Carmichael should not resign

Alistair Carmichael, the former Scottish Secretary, should not resign as an MP for lying about a leaked memo because many politicians are guilty of telling a "brazen lie", Sir Malcom Bruce has said.

article 26 May 2015 Business
Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple's new chief design officer
Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive promoted to top design job

British technology guru Sir Jonathan Ive, a driving force behind many of Apple's biggest selling products, is promoted to the company's chief design officer.

article 26 May 2015 World, United States
Tornado aftermath in Ciudad Acuna, northern Mexico (Getty Images)
Deadly tornado hits Mexico as storms batter Texas

At least 13 people died when a freak tornado hit the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Acuna, while in the southern United States 12 people were listed as missing in Texas after heavy storms and floods.

article 26 May 2015 Science
Rush hour traffic in Birmingham (Getty Images)
Traffic noise 'could raise obesity risk'

Living next to a busy road could increase the risk of obesity, according to research into the effects of noise pollution on waistlines.

article 25 May 2015 UK
Jed Allen
Didcot murders: police find suspect's body

Police hunting Jed Allen, a man suspected of stabbing to death his six-year-old sister, their mother and her partner, say his body has been found in a wooded area in Oxford.

article 25 May 2015 World
Nepal earthquake: international response 'disappointing'

One month after Nepal was devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake a UN official warns that international community's response has been "disappointing" - as another threat approaches&

article 25 May 2015 UK, United States
Dancing man Sean O'Brien
Fat-shamed 'dancing man' gets last laugh at LA party

A man who was bullied online after pictures were posted of him dancing has become an unlikely celebrity and flew to Los Angeles for a celebrity anti-bullying fundraiser in his honour.

article 25 May 2015 World, Malaysia
Malaysia finds 139 graves in abandoned trafficking camps

Malaysian authorities discover signs of torture and graves with multiple bodies in more than two dozen abandoned camps linked to human trafficking.

article 25 May 2015 World, France
EU crunch time: Cameron invites Juncker to Chequers

David Cameron prepares for talks with the European Commission president as he continues his "charm offensive" for EU reform.

post 25 May 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Spain, Poland and Greece: shudders in Europe's political foundations

Both in Spain and Poland, centrist pro-EU politics is falling victim to its association with a crony-ist elite and its failure to tell a convincing story to the young.

article 25 May 2015 World, Iraq
Iraq's PM denies his forces lack 'will to fight'

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi rejects US criticism of his military forces after they fled a confrontation with Islamic State in Ramadi.

article 24 May 2015 World, Ireland
Yes voters party in Dublin (Getty)
Ireland hailed as beacon for human rights after yes vote

The historic gay marriage referendum should be held up as an example for the rest of the world, a campaigner has said.

article 24 May 2015 World, United States
John Nash: 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed in crash

Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner who inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind, dies in an auto accident along with his wife in New Jersey.

article 24 May 2015 World, Syria
IS 'executes hundreds' in Palmyra amid call for intervention

Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, most of them women and children, Syrian state television says.

article 24 May 2015 World, Malaysia
Malaysia finds mass graves of 'migrants' near Thai border

Mass graves and suspected human trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the country's home minister says.

article 24 May 2015 UK
Jed Allen (Picture: Thames Valley Police)
Police hunt man with spider tattoo after triple murder

Thames Valley Police are looking for local man Jed Allen after the bodies of a man, woman and young girl were found dead in a house in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

Channel 4 News


"We must have a precise and wise plan… to resolve the military and security issues and begin to purge Iraqi lands of all terrorists."

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani calls for action to remove Islamic State militants from Iraq.


"There will be ups and downs. You’ll hear one day this is possible, the next day something else is impossible"

Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking at a summit in Riga on the prospects for European Union reform.