article 02 August 2015 World, Afghanistan
Mullah Omar (Reuters)
Mullah Omar's family refuses to back new Taliban leader

Channel 4 News has learned that the dead Afghan Taliban chief's relatives are refusing to swear allegiance to his successor.

article 02 August 2015 World
2012 gold medal (Reuters)
Mass doping claims shake world of athletics

More than a third of medals at Olympics and World Championships won by athletes who had suspicious drug tests, according to reports.

article 01 August 2015 UK, France
Folkestone demonstration (Reuters)
Government hits back over Calais 'blame game'

Downing Street insists the government vows to continue working closely with the French authorities after Labour demand compensation from France over the chaos at Calais.

article 01 August 2015 World, Afghanistan
Mullah Akhtar Mansoo
Afghan Taliban split over new chief

Akhtar Mansoor calls for unity among the jihadi group in a new audio recording - but Mullah Omar's replacement is already causing bitter divisions in the Islamist militant group.

article 01 August 2015 UK, Saudi Arabia
Emergency services at Bin Laden plane crash scene (Getty)
Bin Laden family members killed in Hampshire plane crash

Relatives of al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden were among the four people who died when a private jet crashed near Blackbushe Airport.

article 31 July 2015 World, Syria
YPG fighter
'Turkey has hijacked the fight against IS'

The Kurdish YPG were hailed heroes in the fight against Islamic State. But one Brit who fought alongside them says that Turkey's crackdown on Kurdish separatists will put their entire mission at risk.

article 31 July 2015 World, Israel
West Bank house in arson attack
West Bank toddler killed in suspected Israeli arson attack

A Palestinian toddler has died in an arson attack by suspected Israeli extremist settlers in the occupied West Bank.

article 30 July 2015 World, Israel
Jerusalem gay pride stabbing
Jerusalem gay pride: 'ultra-Orthodox' attacker stabs six

Six participants in Jerusalem's annual gay pride event are stabbed in what is thought to be an attack by an ultra-Othrodox Jewish assailant.

article 30 July 2015 UK, France
Calais migrant camps: seventeen years of shanty towns

The migrant camp near Calais known as the Jungle is causing controversy. But it's not the first. Channel 4 News looks back at seventeen years of political impotence and refugee despair.