article 29 May 2015 Culture, Czech Republic
Controversial Czech reality show set during Nazi occupation

A new Czech reality TV series is asking families to re-enact life under Nazi occupation to show how the country suffered between 1939 and 1945.

article 29 May 2015 World
Sepp Blatter (Reuters)
Sepp Blatter wins fifth term as Fifa president

Sepp Blatter will remain in place as Fifa president, in the midst of a corruption scandal, after his challenger Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein pulled out in the second round.

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.

article 21 May 2015 UK
Mirror Group Newspapers in phone hacking damages award to Alan Yentob, Sadie Frost, Paul Gascoigne and Shane Ritchie
Phone hacking payouts for Paul Gascoigne and Sadie Frost

More than 1m in damages are awarded to celebrities, including Paul Gascoigne, Sadie Frost, Shane Ritchie and Alan Yentob over phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers.

article 18 May 2015 UK, Ireland
Polls narrow as Ireland prepares for vote on gay marriage

This Friday Ireland goes to the polls to vote on the Marriage Equality Bill to decide whether to allow same-sex couples to marry with the same constitutional rights as couples of the opposite sex.

article 15 May 2015 World, Syria
Ancient Roman ruins, Palmyra (Getty)
Palmyra antiquities under threat from Islamic State

As Islamic State fighters close in on a 2,000 year old city which is home to one of Syria's world heritage sites, there are fears they will destroy ancient artefacts if they advance any further.

article 15 May 2015 World
BB King, blues legend, dies aged 89

Blues singer and guitarist BB King, who influenced a generation of rock guitarists from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, has died aged 89. President Obama said: "The blues has lost its king."

article 13 May 2015 UK, Ireland
Ireland prepares for historic vote on gay marriage

Voters in the Republic of Ireland will take part in a historic vote next week allowing the public to decide if same sex marriage can be allowed in a traditionally Catholic country, Neil Markey writes.