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UN chief slams Syrian president

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has heavily criticised Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in unguarded comments made during a UN event.<p>Speaking at the International Women's Forum on Friday, Ban said Assad has "carried out many crimes against humanity" and that there must be "accountability" once war …

Nick Clegg’s resilience is facing a stern test

The Lib Dems have always prided themselves on being a party where the rank-and-file can call the leadership to heel<p>The Liberal Democrat conference opens in Glasgow today. That statement is itself emblematic of the problem with our modern political parties. Once, they would repair to a cheap and …

United Kingdom

Delhi gang rape: Four sentenced to death

<b>An Indian court has sentenced four men to death for the gang rape and murder of a student in the capital Delhi, a case which led to violent protests across India and new laws against rape.</b><p>Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur and Pawan Gupta were found guilty on all counts earlier this …

William Hague: this is a moment for democratic nations to live up to their values

The use of chemical weapons by President Assad's regime in Syria is a moral outrage that cannot go unchallenged<p>The faces of the victims of last week’s chemical weapons attack in Syria are haunting. We still do not know how many people died. Médecins Sans Frontières, an independent humanitarian …

Francois Hollande: David Cameron committed 'schoolboy error' on Syria

David Cameron committed a "schoolboy error" in allowing himself to be beaten in a parliamentary vote over Syria and came out of it "weakened", Francois Hollande is reported to have said.<p>The <b>French</b> president, who unlike the British Prime Minister chose to forego seeking parliamentary approval for …

Middle East

Sexy selfies may upset parents, but they're part of growing up today

"Dear girls," wrote mother-of-four Kimberley Hall on her blog a few days ago. "I have some information that might interest you." The irony is that Hall's post seems to have been barely noticed by the female teenage friends of her sons to whom it was addressed – but it's caused a massive furore …

You look like Ukip, European Commission president tells Tories

The president of the European Commission has sparked a row with the Conservatives by accusing them of copying Ukip and suggesting Nigel Farage's party will become Britain's "first force" in Brussels.<p>In an outburst to MEPs, José Manuel Barroso said British people are "probably going to vote for Mr …