article 04 February 2016 UK, Syria
Jack Letts
Darshna Soni by 'Jihadi Jack' has mental health condition, say parents

Jack Letts, nicknamed "Jihadi Jack" by some newspapers, suffers from a serious mental disorder, according to his parents, Channel 4 News can reveal.

article 04 February 2016 UK, Jordan
Billions pledged for Syrian refugees as peace talks collapse

A London conference aims to raise over 6 billion to help Syria's neighbours provide for thousands of refugees. But in Geneva separate peace talks hoping to end the Syrian conflict collapse.

article 01 February 2016 UK, Syria
Tareena Shakil mugshot
British mother who fled the UK to join Islamic State jailed

A British mother who took her child to Syria to join Islamic State fighters has been jailed for six years.

article 28 January 2016 World, Brazil
A father with his baby which has microcephaly in Brazil (Reuters)
Zika virus 'spreading explosively' says world health expert

The director-general of the World Health Organisation warns that possible links between the Zika virus and babies with abnormally small heads are causing "extremely high" levels of concern.

article 22 January 2016 World, Venezuela
Fumigating houses for mosquitoes in El Salvador (Reuters)
Zika virus epidemic prompts Latin America travel warning

Pregnant women are advised to avoid countries that have seen outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which doctors are linking to unusually high numbers of babies born with brain defects.

post 21 January 2016
Read more on Liam's blog US snowstorm: over a foot of snow for major cities in north east

A snowstorm threatens to bring major cities in the north east US to a halt in the coming days, with feet of snow expected.

article 21 January 2016 UK, Russia
Vladimir Putin
Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko assassination

Russia's President Vladimir Putin "probably" approved the fatal poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive polonium in London in 2006, a public inquiry has found.

article 20 January 2016 World, Pakistan
Rescuers stretcher away a man injured in Taliban attack on university (Getty)
Pakistan: students and police killed in attack on university

Militants open fire on students and staff at a university in Charsadda, in north-west Pakistan, killing at least 19 and injuring scores more.

article 19 January 2016 UK, Syria
'Educate Against Hate' website set up to fight extremism

A new website giving parents and teachers advice on protecting children from extremism is being launched by the government as it seeks to combat "the spell of twisted ideologies".