News Backbench Conservatives MPs have been criticised for supporting a proposed ban on HIV positive immigrants entering Britain

HIV and AIDs campaigners have called the amendment "draconian"

Egyptian army soldiers take out barbed wire that was surrounding the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo ahead of planned demonstrations yesterday

Egypt unrest: 36 Islamist prisoners die in 'escape bid' as state sets about wiping out Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood described the incident as "cold-blooded killing"

Near the police station in Ramses Square

Cairo protests: European leaders discuss collective stance on the crisis

European leaders including David Cameron are holding emergency talks tonight over the escalating violence in Egypt amid fears that the bloodshed could destabilise the entire region.

President Mugabe's supporters march against opposition party with mock funeral for their leader Morgan Tsvangirai

Church leaders issue call for calm as Morgan Tsvangirai supporters 'attacked' in wake of Robert Mugabe win

Country edges closer to disorder after 'monumental fraud' of general elections

Robert Mugabe, 89

Robert Mugabe’s re-election results are not credible, warns John Kerry

'Fraudulent and stolen' election will affect economy

Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge leave hospital with new baby: The world reacts to royal birth

Israel’s President Shimon Peres attempted to top the international responses to the news of the royal birth yesterday.

Venezuela 'ends' bid to restore diplomatic ties with US

Venezuelan President reacted after Samantha Power vowed to oppose the countries 'crackdown on civil society'

Brecon Beacons hiker saw TA soldier in distress and pleading for water during SAS training exercise

Hiker spoke with two soldiers who had broken away during exercise and were looking for water

Egypt's public prosecutor orders the assets of 14 Muslim Brotherhood leaders to be frozen

Meanwhile, Egypt's army chief says no group will be barred from participating in politics

Teachers to stage a one-day national walkout

Teachers are to stage a one-day national walkout in the autumn in a continuing row over pay, pensions and workload, it was announced today.

Alexander Litvinenko: The former KGB agent died from polonium-210 poisoning in 2006

High Court appears to back calls for public inquiry into death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko

The High Court appeared to back calls for the government to concede to a public inquiry into the death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko today.

Family death in Spain 'linked to child's disability'

Police say they are working on the theory that the deaths were a murder-suicide

New Qatari emir refuses to ‘take direction’ from anyone

In his accession speech, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who was handed power by his father on Tuesday in a rare example of a hereditary Arab ruler stepping down, said that the Gulf state would not “take direction” from anyone.

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The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (pictured left), is stepping down and handing power to Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim

Emir of Qatar takes unusual step of handing power to his son Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, is stepping down and handing power to Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim.

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Dyslexic winner gives Gove yet another kicking

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