A mother and her ex-partner who fed her four-year-old daughter sedatives because she was an "inconvenience" to their relationship will be sentenced for child cruelty. Drug dealers Michala Pyke and John Rytting allowed Poppy Widdison to eat drugs, including diazapam, heroin, methadone and ketamine, for up to six months before her death in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire.
An inquest will resume into the death of a British soldier who was killed in a suspected friendly fire incident in Afghanistan four years ago. The inquest into the death of Lance Corporal James Brynin was halted after hearing six days of evidence last year amid fears it may have been a homicide.
Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire is expected to face calls to name the date for the second Stormont election in eight months. With Sinn Fein refusing to nominate a deputy first minister to replace Martin McGuinness, a snap election in late February or early March is on the cards - just as the Government is preparing to trigger Brexit.
South Korean prosecutors asked a court Monday for the arrest of the heir to giant conglomerate Samsung for bribery in connection with a political scandal that has seen President Park Geun-Hye impeached. SEOUL: South Korea's special prosecutors' office said it will seek a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group, the country's biggest conglomerate, as a corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun-hye escalated on Monday .
Two million people were freed from the rule of Islamic State in the course of 2016 as US-led coalition forces gained ground in Iraq and Syria, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said. Sir Michael, who is briefing MPs privately on the progress of operations against IS, said "substantial progress" had been made in driving the group out of Iraq, with Mosul - its last stronghold in the country - expected to fall to Iraqi forces this year.
French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault, left, shakes hands with Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit at the opening of the Mideast peace conference in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Fearing a n... .
This image made available by Penguin Books Ltd shows the cover of the book Climate Change which Prince Charles has co-authored together with an environmentalist and a Cambridge scientist. The Prince of Wales, long a critic of man-made climate change, wrote the book "Climate Change" with Tony Juniper, a former Friends of the Earth director, and Emily Shuckburgh, a Cambridge University climate scientist.
Inmates sit on a wall Jan. 14, 2017, of the Alcacuz Penitentiary Center near Natal, Brazil, in this handout photo. Inmates sit on a wall Jan. 14, 2017, of the Alcacuz Penitentiary Center near Natal, Brazil, in this handout photo.
US President-elect Donald Trump indicated in an interview published yesterday that he will shake up the US-China relationship, particularly on Taiwan, which China considers a core national interest. Photo / AP China's foreign ministry today again rejected United States President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use American policy on Taiwan as a bargaining chip between the two sides.
'We waited for decades': Polish leaders hail arrival of U.S. troops The deployment is part of a NATO operation that has drawn criticism from Russia. Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://usat.ly/2iwPm48 Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz speaks during the official welcoming ceremony of the U.S. troops in Zagan, Poland, on Jan. 14, 2017.
Alex Barnes, pictured during his treatment at the age of five, has been given the all-clear after proton beam surgery in the USA, his mother says The mother of a teenage boy who said her son's cancer was treated successfully by proton therapy has criticised the lack of widely available centres in the UK. Rosalie Barnes told the BBC that her 13-year-old son Alex received the treatment in the United States eight years ago.
The 55-year-old theatre producer connected the device to his phone and his laptop computer, which instantly lit up with a service unimaginable in the Cuba of just a few years ago - relatively fast home internet. "It's really easy to sit and find whatever you need," Gonzalez said as he sat in his living room updating his Facebook account, listening to Uruguayan radio online and checking an arriving tourist's landing time for a neighbour who rents rooms in their building in historic Old Havana.
The Scottish independence movement "must engage with a fresh perspective and an open mind", a government minister has told a major meeting of campaigners. Around 800 people gathered in Glasgow for the Scottish Independence Convention bringing together a range of pro-Yes groups for the first time since the referendum vote in 2014.
A 40-year-old man convicted of trafficking women from the Czech Republic to work in the UK sex industry has been brought back to serve his sentence. Vojtech Paloc was arrested in November last year in Liberec in the Czech Republic under a European Arrest Warrant after leaving the UK before he could stand trial on human trafficking charges.
Pope Francis greets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas following a canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, May 17, 2015. The two leaders will meet again this weekend ahead of the Paris Peace Summit.
Flood-threatened residents have expressed relief on parts of Britain's east coast as a feared storm surge was not as bad as expected - but Essex is still bracing itself for the high tide. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/relief-as-east-coast-storm-surge-fails-to-wreak-havoc-35367446.html http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article35367445.ece/28b20/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews%20BT_P-7ddc24f9-4463-4289-8110-f9ab516eaa68_I1.jpg Flood-threatened residents have expressed relief on parts of Britain's east coast as a feared storm surge was not as bad as expected - but Essex is still bracing itself for the high tide.
Jane Haining died in the Auschwitz camp in Nazi-occupied Poland at the age of 47 New information about a long-lost ring that belonged to a British missionary who died in Auschwitz will be revealed on the Antiques Roadshow. Jane Haining's jewellery is analysed by expert John Benjamin for a special episode of the BBC One programme broadcast on January 15 to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.