UK set for new PM as Theresa May resigns
She was Britain’s second female prime minister. Some called her difficult. Some called her a ‘Maybot’. Some mocked her refusal to budge. But how will history judge her now she has quit?
Trump lies pass 10,000. (And his fans don’t care)
President Trump has been described as “the most extravagant, reckless, inexhaustible fibber of our era”, sometimes clocking up 100 false claims in a day. Why is he still so popular?
One year on, wounds heal slowly in Haiti
A terrible earthquake left Haiti shattered. One year later, with billions of aid dollars spent, why is the country still in ruins?
'Wrinkly' TV star wins under new ageism rules
A television presenter wins her age discrimination case against the BBC. But is the world of work ready to make room for the older generation?
Scotland Yard and the spy who 'went native'
Environmental protestors have escaped prosecution, after a police mole who spied on them sensationally changed sides. Everyone’s angry – but who’s in the right?
Snakes and ladders with new school tables
Government changes to school league tables will mean less choice for many GCSE pupils. But will focus on new core subjects raise standards?
Rage as ‘greedy bankers’ take bonuses
Despite widespread blame for our economic woes and a renewed outbreak of banker bashing, top financiers are due for another bumper year.
Teenage Soldiers – Army Schools Under Fire
A sixteen-year-old boy is too young to buy a copy of a war-themed video game. Is he old enough to join the army?
Miracle and disaster as China grows rich
Boomtime for industry in China has brought health risks for the population, with frequent poisonings and accidents. But there are benefits as well.
Friend or foe? Government partnership tested
Conservative and Lib Dem politicians go head-to-head in an election this week while working as partners in the national coalition government.
Murder in Arizona - shooting shocks USA
An American politician has been shot in Arizona. As she fights for her life the debate heats up: did angry politicians encourage her attacker?
Political murder disrupts Pakistan.
A campaigner for Pakistan’s democracy has been shot dead by one of his own bodyguards, who thought the moderate politician was wrong to favour free speech over religion.
UK Drugs Trade - Smugglers Get Creative
Drug smugglers are trying inventive new tactics. Can border police stop the illegal trade into the country? And are they targeting the wrong people?