Republican party overwhelms Democrats in a sweeping election victory across the United States
Ten million people have no nationality, limiting access to education, medical care and travel
Employees could receive thousands in back-dated pay but small businesses warn they could go under
After four decades Hello Kitty is worth $7bn a year – but is she a cat or a schoolgirl?
Support for the living wage increases, but campaigners say more must be done for working families
As Britain prepares for a fall in house prices, here's why it might still be a good time to buy
Costumes, lanterns and evil spirits: how a Christian deal with pagans led to modern Halloween
A tide of support for legalising drugs seems to be rising around the world. Could it work here too?
'How can any sane person be offended at seeing the human body?' Gough asks after losing case at ECHR
Google is developing a pill containing nanoparticles and a wristband to diagnose diseases in the body
Zac Goldsmith challenges 'shabby pretence at reform' but Commons rejects his alternative recall plan
With two teams in administration and America confused by the technical rules, F1 has a problem
The UK has refused to assist in search and rescue as Italy phases out its operations due to 'unsustainable costs'
New £97m computer can perform 16,000 trillion calculations a second and weights 140 tonnes
Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, the model, law graduate and domestic violence campaigner
Second phase of HS2, dubbed HS3, could halve journey times between the two cities, says new report
Mother of Ottawa gunman Zehaf-Bibeau says she had not seen son for five years until last week
Activists calling themselves the Rolling Jubilee are striking off millions of pound of debt in a 'bailout of the people, by the people'
Health bosses are asking for an extra £8bn to implement a drastic five-year plan for the NHS – but what does it involve?
Fireworks, oil lamps and sweetmeats all come together in Diwali – a festival that's visible from space
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