article 28 August 2015 World, Austria
Three arrested over Austria lorry refugee deaths
Austria bodies from lorry of refugees

Four children including a baby girl were among 71 refugees found dead in the back of a lorry left abandoned at the side of a motorway in Austria, police say.

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post 28 August 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog New peers: time for a constitutional commission

Bloated and undemocratic, the current House of Lords is a nonsense. It's time for a re-think.

article 28 August 2015 World, Italy
News
Hundreds feared dead in migrant boat tragedy

The unrelenting tragedy of people trying to reach a better life is laid bare once again, as hundreds of people are feared to have died when two boats capsized off the coast of Libya.

post 27 August 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Honours backlash - but will it matter to Lords votes?

The lift David Cameron has given to the Tories today in appointments to the Lords won't be enough to make a difference in votes, but could it be the beginning of increasing Conservative numbers in thi

post 27 August 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: Farage confused on immigration

Record levels of net migration are "deeply disappointing", the government says. Nigel Farage thinks the real figures could be even higher. Is he right?

article 27 August 2015 World, Austria
50 refugees found dead in Austria lorry
Refugees found 'suffocated' in parked lorry in Austria

Up to 50 refugees are found dead in a parked lorry in eastern Austria. On the scene Channel 4 News International Editor Lindsey Hilsum says there's a "terrible" stench of death.

post 27 August 2015
Read more on Liam's blog Bank holiday weekend: rain or shine?

Once again, a bank holiday weekend lies ahead (except in Scotland) and most of us will be hoping that the relentless rain of the past week will ease.

article 27 August 2015 UK
Border gates at Gatwick
Net migration to UK reaches record high

Despite a Tory pledge to bring net migration to the UK down to 100,000, new figures show it has reached record levels.

article 26 August 2015 World, Ukraine
Graves of anonymous pro-Russian fighters in eastern Ukraine (Reuters)
Have thousands of Russian soldiers died in Ukraine?

A Russian website publishes what appear to be official figures showing that more than 2,000 soldiers have died fighting in eastern Ukraine, as Moscow insists its regular forces are not involved.

post 26 August 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: What will Labour's next leader do to the economy?

Which Labour leadership candidate would print money? Who wants to build 2 million houses? Who thinks George Osborne might be right about running a surplus?

article 26 August 2015 World, United States
News
Vester Lee Flanagan: shooting suspect shoots himself dead

Virginia TV shooting suspect Vester Lee Flanagan, who appears to have posted a video online showing the shooting of two WDBJ journalists, has died from self-inflicted shooting.

article 26 August 2015 World, Germany
News
Migrant crisis: Hungary sends extra police to border

Hungary says it is sending an extra 2,000 police officers to its border with Serbia, and may dispatch troops, as it seeks to control the record number of migrants arriving in the country.

article 26 August 2015 UK
News
Cosmetic chain Lush accused of 'insulting' Londoners

The high street shop Lush, has been accused of 'insulting' residents in London after releasing a new fragrance called Lavender Hill Mob 'inspired by' the 2011 London riots.

post 26 August 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Chilcot Iraq war report: a timetable for a timetable

Sir John Chilcot has relented and said he will publish a timetable for his report ... but not just yet.

article 26 August 2015 World, United States
News
Virginia TV shooting: two journalists killed

Two members of a US news crew are killed in a gun attack during a live TV broadcast in Virginia. After a chase the suspected gunman - a former reporter - shot himself and later died.

article 26 August 2015 UK, Ireland
News
Ulster Unionists to leave NI power-sharing executive

The party announced their intention to resign from Northern Ireland's mandatory coalition bringing the future of the administration into serious doubt.

post 26 August 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Does Corbyn's run indicate that alienation rules?

There is a genuine sense that some of those supporting Jeremy Corbyn are invigorated by the sense of a genuine alternative to the broad consensus among the major parties.

article 26 August 2015 UK
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Jeremy Corbyn criticised over women-only train carriage idea

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn is criticised over a proposal to introduce women-only train carriages to protect women from harassment.

article 26 August 2015 World, Syria
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Syria: Assad casts doubt on anti-Islamic State coalition

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he would consider a coalition against Islamic State, but this would be unlikely to include those backing rebel groups in his country.

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