article 03 October 2015 UK
Michael Gove plans radical prison reforms

Not so much a prison, more a piece of prime real estate: the government has confirmed it's considering selling off jails in inner city areas to fund modernisation plans.

article 03 October 2015 UK
Denis Healey dies aged 98

The former Labour Chancellor Denis Healey has died - at the age of 98. His family said Lord Healey passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Sussex after a short illness.

article 03 October 2015 World, Afghanistan
Afghanistan hospital hit by air strikes

Frantic staff from Medecins Sans Frontiers say they phoned Nato officials in Washington and Kabul for a full hour - as bombs rained down on their hospital in Afghanistan.

article 02 October 2015 UK
Redcar steel works owner goes into liquidation

SSI, the Thai owner of the Redcar steel works, is to go into liquidation - just days after the historic plant was mothballed.

article 02 October 2015 World, Russia
Russian Sukhoi Su-25 jet fighters (Reuters)
Syria: Russia launches new wave of air strikes

Moscow says its jets have carried out 18 strikes against the Islamic State group since Thursday, but doubts remain over the real target.

article 02 October 2015 UK, Australia
Anzac day terror plot: British teenager given life sentence

A British teenage boy has been given a life sentence with a minimum term of five years for plotting a "chilling" Anzac Day parade terror attack in Australia.

article 02 October 2015 World, Syria
Hany Al Moliya: meet the blind photographer who fled Syria

Hany Al Moliya never imagined he'd become a refugee. After members of his family were murdered in their homes, his relatives fled Syria. He is legally blind and tells his story through photography.

article 02 October 2015 World, Sri Lanka
President of Sri Lanka at 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters
The UNHRC adopts consensus resolution on Sri Lanka

The United Nations Human Rights Council passed a historic resolution over allegations of ongoing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. But as Callum Macrae reports, it has received mixed reactions.

article 02 October 2015 World, United States
Oregon shooting: nine killed in US college massacre

Suspected US college shooter Chris Harper Mercer, who killed nine people before being fatally shot, asked his victims to state their religion before shooting them, a witness said.

post 01 October 2015
Read more on Simon Israel's blog Teenage terrorist planner awaits sentencing for Anzac day plot

A British teenager who pleaded guilty to inciting terrorism overseas sent over 3,000 emails as he planned a deadly terrorist outrage on the other side of the world.

article 01 October 2015 World
Russia 'targets CIA-trained militants' in Syria

Russian air strikes in Syria are targeting Free Syrian Army recruits trained by the CIA, US Senator senate John McCain has said.

post 01 October 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Syria: why this is not the start of World War Three

As the number of countries embroiled in the Syria conflict rises, it is easy to think the situation could well spiral out of control.

post 01 October 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Tartus, the town where Syrians believe Putin should be king

In President Assad's heartland the Russian decision to start air strikes on Syrian rebel positions is being hailed by ordinary people, who hope they mark the beginning of the end of a long war.

post 01 October 2015
Read more on Liam's blog Hurricane Joaquin: to strike or not to strike US east coast?

Eastern coastal states of the US are still under threat from Hurricane Joaquin in the coming days, but the forecast is far from certain.

article 01 October 2015 UK
Lord Lawson
Lord Lawson to lead Conservative movement to leave EU

The former Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Lawson has announced his plans to lead a Conservative campaign to leave the EU in a column in today's Times.

article 01 October 2015 World, Iraq
Syria: child soldiers of the caliphate

An exclusive film reveals how Isis in Syria and Iraq systematically recruits children as young as eight to become soldiers and suicide bombers, and exacts brutal punishment on those who defy them.

article 01 October 2015 World
US and Russia to hold talks on Syria air strikes

The US and Russian military will hold talks "very soon" to avoid coming into conflict during their respective air strikes in Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

post 30 September 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck Q&A: should Britain pay for its role in the slave trade?

Caribbean campaigners want Britain and other European countries to pay for the historic crimes of the transatlantic slave trade.

post 30 September 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Jeremy Corbyn's new politics goes nuclear

By saying he wouldn't press the button many feel Jeremy Corbyn is either saying he wouldn't be prime minister or he's saying he would over-rule party policy and effectively disarm unilaterally.

Channel 4 News


Pope Francis has urged the US not to see migrants as ?numbers? but as people.

Speaking to the US Congress the Pope said migrants should be treated ?with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated?.


In an exclusive interview with this programme, US Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed that the American miliitary is talking to its Russian counterpart, as both countries’ involvement in the Syrian civil war deepens.


?I?ve always been obsessed with Titanic?it’s one of the few areas of my life there’s not politics".

The SNP?s Mhairi Black MP spoke to Jon Snow on the anniversary of the Scottish independence referendum.



It is Jeremy Corbyn’s first PMQs as leader of the Labour Party. Watch it live here. 


Dissident artist Ai Weiwei shows Jon Snow his new exhibition in London.


Newly elected Labour MP Jess Phillips travelled to Somerset with Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg. She was investigating whether a Corbyn-led party could ever win the constituency back.