No ‘rainbow families’: Canadian fertility clinic bans patient from using non-white...

A single Canadian woman, who sought in vitro fertilization in the only local clinic in Calgary, has been prohibited from using donors of a...

Man dies as lightning hits 14 in LA

A 20-year-old man died after lightning struck 14 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golf course. Los Angeles County coroner's Lieutenant Larry...

Parks to be protected from fracking

National Parks in England will be protected from fracking unless there are "exceptional circumstances", ministers announced today. The policy was unveiled as the latest bidding...

Joy of swim star Erraid’s parents

The proud parents of teenage swimming sensation Erraid Davies have described their daughter as "just amazing". David Davies, 69, and wife Joyce, 64, watched their...

London rents ‘double rest of UK’

Rents in London have reached double those across the rest of the UK for the first time ever, according to new research. Average rents across...

Community policing ‘gap’ claimed

Community policing has disappeared "in all but name" in some areas as stretched teams are asked to cover the work of more than 9,000...

An open letter for the people in Gaza from British Drs...

(London) We are doctors and scientists, who spend our lives developing means to care and protect health and lives. We are also informed people;...

Millions rally against Gaza strikes in London, Paris, Dublin, Tel Aviv

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have marched across London to protest Israel's Operation Protective Edge, carrying signs reading “Gaza: End the siege.” Rallies also...

Mental health care severely underfunded

Depression and anxiety care is woefully underfunded in parts of the UK it has been revealed, as many regional health providers were found to...

Cooler day to help marathon runners

Concerns that Glasgow's summer sunshine could spell misery for today's Commonwealth Games marathon runners look set to be unfounded with cloud, rain and even...

US evacuates embassy staff in Libya

The United States has shut down its embassy in Libya and evacuated its diplomats to neighbouring Tunisia under US military escort amid a significant...

Bolt arrives as Scotland triumph

The world's fastest man arrived in Glasgow today and was not disappointed in his quest to see "a lot of rain and maybe a...

SNP: Scottish wealth higher than UK

Scottish wealth per head is over £2,300 higher than the UK as a whole and outstrips major economies such as France, Japan and Italy,...

Airline boss seeks flight path body

A boss of troubled Malaysia Airlines has called for the creation of a new body to decide which flight paths are safe in the...

British hostage released in Yemen

A British man held hostage in Yemen for the past five months has been released safely, the Foreign Office said. Mike Harvey was kidnapped in...

Prescott slams Israel ‘war crime’

Israel's "brutally disproportionate and grossly indiscriminate" bombardment of Gaza must be regarded as a war crime, Labour former deputy prime minister John Prescott said. Lord...

Britain warns Netanyahu the West is ‘losing sympathy’ for Israel

By Shahid Qureshi (London) Philip Hammond deeply concerned by Gaza crisis; urges continued efforts towards ceasefire. Visiting Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories on 23...

Stop the bloodshed in Gaza: Philip Hammond

By Shahid Qureshi - (London) Philip Hammond attended talks on 26 July with Laurent Fabius, John Kerry and other ministers from across Europe, Turkey and...

Forget FOMO, Meet MOMO: The Latest Social Media Anxiety Issue Is...

If you’ve only just got your head around FOMO (that’s the Fear of Missing Out), there’s a new social media anxiety emerging – and...

Malaysian Boeing disaster – Russia’s questions to Ukraine

Russia’s Air Transport Agency has prepared a number of questions for Ukraine seeking to clarify the situation surrounding the crash of flight MH17. Questions to...