Syria's warring government and opposition are to meet for the first time in an attempt to halt the fighting that has killed more than 100,000 people.
Death toll expected to exceed 10,000 as four million people have been forced to leave their homes since disaster
A transport plane filled with heavy duty vehicles and medical supplies has left an RAF base as part of Britain's response to the disaster
No village or town along the road from the port town of Ormoc in southern Leyte to the provincial capital of Tacloban was spared by Typhoon Haiyan.
Aid group Doctors Without Borders is pulling out of Somalia after 22 years because of attacks on staff.
Charities commission claims disproportionate wages risk bringing 'the wider charitable world into disrepute'
We all remember the episode when Monica, Chandler and Joey head to the beach. Monica gets stung by a jellyfish and to ease her pain Chandler urinates on her leg. And thus a worldwide health lesson was learned.
The budget clothing company saw a 22 per cent rise in year-on-year sales despite the Rana Plaza accident
UK will also contribute to a £50 million international fund for the state
OECD reports budgets are down by 4 per cent but Britain sticks to foreign-spending target
March's dismal weather has been breaking records. David Randall reports on the disruption and chaos that have hit most of Britain
Albanian-born nun was beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003, leaving her just one miracle away from sainthood
The Government should get religious groups more involved in the struggling Work Programme, a leading think tank has urged, with backing from the shadow employment minister.
The election Wednesday of Park Geun-hye as South Korea's president signals a new period of cautious — and conditional — rapprochement with North Korea, the nuclear-armed police state that Park's predecessors have utterly failed to tame.
Vaccination programme suspended after five women are shot dead
Britain part of international coalition drawing up plans to provide air and naval power to the opposition