Rebecca Dykes: Man arrested over murder of British embassy worker found dead in Lebanon

A man has been arrested over the murder of a British woman who worked at the UK Embassy in Beirut, a Lebanese police official has said. The...

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attacks from Palestinian area

The Israeli military said it had carried out air strikes on a Hamas training compound in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks from the Palestinian territory. Militants...

Gig economy: One in three zero-hours workers juggle at least two jobs at same...

One in three gig economy workers juggle at least two jobs at the same time, according to a study by one of the world’s biggest insurance...

Sarah Palin’s son Track arrested on domestic violence charges

The oldest son of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has been arrested in Alaska on charges of domestic violence. Track Palin, 28, was prosecuted on Sunday on...

UK pledges £50m aid for Yemen as war-torn country faces devastating famine

The UK has promised to deliver desperately needed food and fuel supplies for the millions of people in rebel-held Yemen who are living on the brink...

EU and 12 other countries condemn Japan over whaling and reject claim annual slaughter...

The international community has condemned Japan’s current whaling mission, and questioned the reason it has stated for plans to kill 333 minke whales in the Southern Ocean...

South Korea scrambles fighter jets after China military planes enter country’s airspace

South Korean fighter jets were scrambled after five Chinese military planes entered the country's airspace. The Chinese aircraft entered the Korean Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) from southwest of...

Senator John McCain will return to Arizona early for Christmas and miss tax vote

Republican Senator John McCain will reportedly head back to Arizona this week to continue recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy for a brain tumour, meaning...

Prince Harry was ‘nervous’ interviewing Barack Obama for BBC Radio 4

Britain's Prince Harry has admitted he was nervous about interviewing former US President Barack Obama as a guest editor for BBC Radio 4.  “You're excited about this;...

Liam Fox under fire over £1m-plus plans for new ‘trade commissioners’ on packages enjoyed...

Liam Fox is under fire over £1m-plus plans to appoint new “trade commissioners” around the world, on gold-plated packages normally handed to the UK’s ambassadors. The roles...

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