article 23 May 2015 World, Ireland
Ireland on course for historic yes vote
Irish yes voters (Reuters)

Early voting patterns suggest Ireland will become the first country to introduce gay marriage after a referendum.


article 22 May 2015 World, Thailand
Bangkok protests (Reuters)
Bangkok: students protest against military rule

Students stage protests against the Thai authorities, a year after the army seized power from an elected government.

article 22 May 2015 UK
Alistair Carmichael 'behind leaked Nicola Sturgeon memo'

Former Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael accepts responsibility for leaking a memo claiming Nicola Sturgeon wanted David Cameron to remain as PM - a leak he had previously denied knowledge of.

post 22 May 2015
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog With Syria and Iraq, there is no Plan B - and the omens are not good

It has been a bad week for the American-led "strategy" against militants from so-called Islamic State - a strategy with the US president himself views with great qualms and some reluctance.

post 22 May 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Why David Cameron needs some German stamping and Gallic scowling

President Hollande said this wasn't the place or the time to discuss David Cameron's concerns. But that, on the fringes of this summit, is what David Cameron did.

article 22 May 2015 World, Syria
Islamic State captures last Syria-Iraq border post

Islamic State fighters are reported to have seized the last border crossing between Syria and Iraq, in the latest advance by the jihadist group against Bashar al-Assad's struggling military.

post 22 May 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy Beds in sheds: is illegal immigration getting out of hand?

David Cameron chose the west London borough of Ealing to launch the government's latest crackdown on illegal immigrants.

article 22 May 2015 UK
Wembley homes evacuated after WWII bomb found

A controlled explosion on a second world war bomb is carried out, after it was found near Wembley Stadium in north-west London.

article 22 May 2015 UK
Frances Cappuccini (Kingsley Napley)
Caesarean mother's NHS death referred to high court judge

A landmark legal case in which an NHS hospital trust is accused of a criminal offence of corporate manslaughter is to be heard by a high court judge.

post 22 May 2015
Read more on Liam's blog Bank holiday weather: rain or shine?

The second bank holiday weekend of the month is imminent and many of us will no doubt be wondering what the weather has to offer.

article 22 May 2015 UK
Teresa May TV censorship plan attacked by Sajid Javid
Theresa May TV censorship plan attacked by Sajid Javid

Home Secretary Theresa May has been accused of attempting to introduce government censorship of British television programming by one of her Cabinet colleagues, a leaked letter has shown.

article 22 May 2015 UK
Quintinshill train disaster remembered 100 years on

Nicola Sturgeon and Princess Anne join relatives and survivors to mark the 100th anniversary of Britain's worst ever rail disaster.

post 22 May 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog EU renegotiation: Cameron warns of knock-backs and rows

David Cameron plans to remind EU leaders that nearly 4 million British voters backed Ukip. He thinks some EU countries under-estimate the British desire to move from the status quo in Europe.

article 22 May 2015 UK
'The horror': Kent's earthquake 'devastation'

Kent is "hit" by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake, and the subsequent media explosion is greeted by mockery online.

post 22 May 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Is Ukip a threat to Labour in the north?

Is Labour facing an existential threat in Northern seats from Ukip that could eat at a heartland just as the SNP has in Scotland?

article 21 May 2015 World
Adult FriendFinder
Geoff White by Adult dating site hack exposes millions of users

Hackers have struck one of the world's largest internet dating websites, leaking the highly sensitive sexual information of almost four million users onto the web.

post 21 May 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: what they're not telling you about immigration

The Conservatives announce another immigration crackdown - on the same day new figures show they are still missing their net migration target.

post 21 May 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog NHS England accused of interference over hepatitis C drug

NHS England officials have been accused of trying to interfere with the appraisal of a new drug for hepatitis C sufferers due to their concerns overs its cost.

post 21 May 2015
'This is anything but an election' - Figo slams Fifa as he withdraws candidacy

With two more candidates out of the race to replace him, the opposition camp may be less fragmented, but Sepp Blatter's reign as president of Fifa doesn't look like coming to an end any time soon.

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"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.