As I write this, there are no less than six tropical disturbances in the Pacific Ocean basin – ranging from minor tropical depressions, to raging typhoons.
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SAS publishes top secret World War II diary
Kept secret for 65 years, the SAS publishes a diary charting daring missions carried out during its earliest days in World War II, including an operation to capture German commander Erwin Rommel.
Japan ‘facing biggest crisis since World War II’
Japan’s Prime Minister says the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear incidents are “the biggest crisis for Japan since World War II.” Channel 4 News speaks to a woman who cannot reach her family.
Channel Island’s World War II forgotten heroes revealed
Documents outlining the bravery of Channel Islanders who resisted the Nazis in World War Two have been discovered after almost 50 years. Channel 4 News talks to relatives of those in the resistance.
Polish government accused of ‘cultural purge’ in World War museum row
The Polish Government has found itself accused of a ‘Cultural Purge’ after the boss of the country’s World War II Museum was sacked.
Establish a ‘truth and reconciliation commission’ to heal Windrush wounds, Barbados High Commissioner warns
In a heartfelt and searing goodbye letter to Britain, the departing Barbados High Commissioner has told Channel 4 News that the UK should establish a “truth and reconciliation commission” to deal with the fall out from the Windrush scandal.
FactCheck: beware scary headlines about volcanoes
The Pacific region has seen two high-profile eruptions in recent weeks – but be wary of dramatic headlines about possible catastrophe.
WWII bomb forces closure of London City Airport
Thousands of passengers had their flights and trains cancelled today – after a 500kg world war two bomb was found in the river Thames. London City airport was forced to close and families living within an exclusion zone have been evacuated from their homes as experts from the Royal Navy and police try to remove…
Hungarian PM warns refugees are ‘brutal threat’ to Europe
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban calls the mass migration of thousands of refugees a “brutal threat” to Europe.
Wembley homes evacuated after WWII bomb found
A controlled explosion on a second world war bomb is carried out, after it was found near Wembley Stadium in north-west London.
Channel 4 News wins Amnesty International Media Award
Channel 4 News has won an Amnesty International Media Award for its investigation into the world of Bucharest’s homeless underground society.
Five sites you would give world heritage status to
This year’s addition to Unesco’s world heritage List includes a 30,000 year old French cave and a 600-year-old Inca road system – but there were many UK sites left out. Here are five chosen by you.
Global refugee figure hits 50m – highest since WWII
More than 50 million people were forced to leave their homes last year due to war or persecution, the highest number since the second world war, says the UN refugee agency.
Merkel and Hollande issue warning to Moscow
Germany and France have warned Russia that it will face “appropriate consequences” if the 25 May election in Ukraine does not go ahead as planned.