Yemen conflict: US strikes radar sites after missile attack on ship

Yemen conflict: US strikes radar sites after missile attack on ship

Image copyright AP Image caption The USS Mason has twice come under missile attack from the coast of Yemen The US military has attacked radar sites in Yemen after a US warship in the Red Sea came under missile attack for the second time within days. The Pentagon said initial assessments showed that three radar […]

Syria conflict: Russian war crimes claim ‘rhetoric’ says Putin

Syria conflict: Russian war crimes claim ‘rhetoric’ says Putin

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of people have been killed since an assault by government forces on rebel-held parts of Aleppo began last month President Vladimir Putin has dismissed suggestions that Russia could face war crimes charges over its bombardment of Syria’s second city Aleppo. He told French media the accusations were “rhetoric” that […]

Health of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej ‘not yet stabilised’

Health of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej ‘not yet stabilised’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Crowds of well-wishers gathered outside the hospital The health of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest reigning monarch, has “overall not yet stabilised”, the palace has said. On Sunday the palace announced that the king was in an unstable condition after receiving haemodialysis treatment. King Bhumibol, 88, is widely […]

Arrested teens ‘planned IS-inspired attack’ say Sydney police

Arrested teens ‘planned IS-inspired attack’ say Sydney police

Image copyright ABC/ Jessica Kidd Image caption The street where the boys were arrested has been cordoned off by police Police in Australia have alleged that two teenagers arrested on Wednesday were about to commit an attack inspired by the so-called Islamic State (IS). The 16-year-old boys were arrested by a counter-terrorism team in a […]

What should come first, a baby or a flat?

What should come first, a baby or a flat?

Image caption A Singapore minister has reignited debate surrounding the country’s slowing birth rates “You need a very small space to have sex.” Those were the words of Singapore’s Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo during a state media interview on marriage and parenthood issues. Like many wealthy countries, Singapore is facing the challenge of […]

Brexit: High Court to hear challenge to Article 50 strategy

Brexit: High Court to hear challenge to Article 50 strategy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gina Miller says the government is exceeding its powers A legal challenge to the government’s right to begin the official process of Brexit without parliamentary approval is due to get under way. The High Court will consider whether ministers can invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the trigger for […]

Sturgeon to open SNP conference with ‘hard Brexit’ pledge

Sturgeon to open SNP conference with ‘hard Brexit’ pledge

Image copyright PA Image caption Nicola Sturgeon is to pledge to lead the fight against a “hard” Brexit Nicola Sturgeon is to open the SNP conference by pledging to lead the fight against a “hard Brexit”. The first minister is to issue a warning that the right wing of the Tory party is seeking to […]

MPs to debate ‘silent killer’ of baby deaths

MPs to debate ‘silent killer’ of baby deaths

Image caption Antoinette Sandbach lost her five-day old son to sudden infant death syndrome in 2009 MPs will take part in a landmark Commons debate later on stillbirths and other forms of baby loss. The occasion, the first substantive debate on the issue in the Commons chamber, will be opened by Conservative MP for Eddisbury […]

Theresa May dismisses Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit ‘shambles’ claim

Media captionThe Labour leader asks the prime minister about the UK’s future relations with the EU. Theresa May has rejected a claim by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that she is overseeing a “shambolic Tory Brexit”. During Prime Minister’s Questions she said she wanted “maximum possible access” for the UK to the single market after leaving […]

Russia says Boris Johnson embassy protest call ‘shameful’

Russia says Boris Johnson embassy protest call ‘shameful’

Image copyright PA Image caption Boris Johnson said those behind the attacks should face trial for war crimes Russia has condemned Boris Johnson’s call for demonstrations outside its London embassy as “shameful”. The foreign secretary said on Tuesday that he would “like to see” a protest against bombings of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which […]