Head of MI6 whose achievements included bringing the double agent Oleg Gordievsky out of the Soviet Union
A beauty queen is in hiding after exposing a major talent agency’s alleged links to a crime syndicate
Anti-government protesters determined to unseat Thailand's prime minister surrounded a Bangkok sports stadium on Monday in an unsuccessful attempt to block political parties from registering for February elections.
Long before he retired as a much-decorated brigadier general, Robbie Risner was one of the most celebrated pilots in the US Air Force. He was an ace in the Korean War, shooting down eight Russian-built MiG-15s, and received the Silver Star for a daring mid-air manoeuvre to steer a fellow pilot to safety. More than a decade later during the Vietnam War, he led the first flight of Operation Rolling Thunder, a high-intensity aerial bombing of North Vietnam. He received the Air Force Cross in 1965 for leading air strikes against a strategic bridge in North Vietnam. Later that month he was featured on the cover of Time magazine.
Government order puts an end to days of violent clashes, but protest leader vows to fight on until Prime Minister stands down
With children taken care of, parents can get on with work on new homes
Undercover investigation finds he is still smuggling endangered animals despite his licences being revoked
Australia's Jason Day will compete in this week's World Cup in Melbourne despite learning that eight relatives, including his grandmother, have died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Displaced and destitute survivors scatter the streets of the ruined city of Tacloban – but the aid they crave remains critically slow in coming
10,000 people are estimated to have been killed by super storm
Ruling says Thailand 'under an obligation to withdraw from territory'
The Prime Minister has offered the Philippines president the UK’s full support in dealing with the aftermath.
A Malaysian court ruled yesterday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word “Allah” to refer to God, a landmark decision on an issue that has fanned religious tension and raised questions over minority rights in the mainly Muslim country.
150,000 people lined up to pay respects to the so-called 'Red Napoleon'
The celebrated Vietnamese general who oversaw key victories against France and America and effectively ended French colonial rule in the region has died aged 102.
A deadly three-week battle between government troops and Muslim rebels who held nearly 200 people hostage in the southern Philippines has ended with all of the captives safe, the country's defence secretary said.