The plight of the Al-Jazeera three has focused the spotlight on the dark side of the Egyptian regime, including the case of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa.
Both main English parties pretend incessantly that our Trident missile system is an "independent" nuclear deterrent when it never was, is, or could be and both Cameron and Miliband know this well.
Long suspected but short on the vital evidence, Amnesty International has now accused pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine of war crimes: namely the execution of captured Ukrainian soldiers. Amnesty
Remind yourself there are other ways of conducting power and politics - and cherish and respect what we have, even if you can't love or even like it.
Leicester's claim to Richard III's bones is disputed, but there's no doubting the enthusiasm of the local authorities, of church and state, to make the most of his arrival.
In an age when rock stars, sport stars - indeed stars of all sorts and political stars most of all - are essentially dulled by walls of PR and PC flummery, Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear stood out.
He's ordained, he's a former HSBC boss, and he's the man public accounts chairman Margaret Hodge wants to question over those Swiss accounts. I caught up with him yesterday - where else? - in a church
Channel 4 News tracks down the elusive former HSBC boss Lord Green, who expresses his "dismay and regret" about tax evasion and avoidance at the bank's Swiss branch.
An ill-judged tweet alleged to have come from a prominent Rangers supporter who is now a non-executive director at the club, should prompt an immediate apology.
David Duckenfield, who was match commander at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989 when 96 Liverpool fans died, gives evidence to the inquest into the disaster. Alex Thomson reports via Twitter.
The relatives of the 96 have fought long and hard for this real inquest instead of the previous whitewash - and they have waited long, so long, to hear David Duckenfield cross-examined.
It has been at the centre of intense fighting between the Ukrainian military and separatist rebels, but now a more human, tragic story is unfolding on the streets of Debaltseve.
Many Ukrainian soldiers say they feel they have been sold down the river by Kiev and President Poroshenko, as heavy artillery fire continues to rain down on their positions in Debaltseve.
Yuri Koryagin recalls the moment he saw a flash when he was leaving work whilst phoning his mum. Both legs have now been amputated after a shell burst.