Nigella Lawson let her children smoke cannabis and allowed one of her aides to buy them cigarettes, a court has heard.
Eighteen oil workers have been shot dead by masked gunmen in Iraq, medical sources say.
The once powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been executed for a string of alleged crimes.
A man whose wife and daughter were killed by a teenage drink-driver has spoken of his anger after the boy's wealthy background was used as a defence and he avoided prison.
David Cameron has intervened in the row over the segregation of men and women in universities saying it should not be allowed, a Downing Street official has said.
MPs are to get an 11% pay rise, taking annual salaries to £74,000, but will lose out on pensions.
Shadow cabinet minister Jack Dromey has become embroiled in a race row after calling a post worker a "pikey" on Twitter.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has refused to answer questions about whether an American citizen who vanished in Iran seven years ago was working for the CIA on an unapproved...
Migrants who cannot speak English well enough to get a job face being denied benefits under a new tougher test, the Work and Pensions Secretary has said.
A failing free school has had its funding pulled and been told to shut amid "grave concerns" over the standard of education being provided.
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