Severe criminal penalties on drug taking makes no difference to the level of substance use in a country, a Government report has indicated.
The 2012-13 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) shows illegal drug-taking was down slightly on the previous year.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the closure of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque as a "declaration of war".
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has come out as gay and says he wants to "inspire people to insist on their equality".
Tributes have been paid to Michael Payne, father of the murdered schoolgirl Sarah, after he died at the age of 45.
Britain's war in Afghanistan is officially over.
Child sexual exploitation is a "real and ongoing problem" that has become "normal" in some parts of Greater Manchester, according to a new report.
A Vine star was detained by the FBI after dancing down the aisle of a plane dressed in swimming trunks.
Detectives investigating the 1972 abduction and murder of mother-of-10 Jean McConville have arrested a 73-year-old man.
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