Most people trying to cross the Mediterranean without papers come through the lawless north African state of Libya
From defecating logs to KFC-fuelled feasts, Christmas provides a host of odd traditions
Blindfolds and threats were used, says Al-Sweady inquiry, but allegations of murder and torture were 'deliberate lies'
Analysts estimate sanctions have cost Russia $140bn this year and Moscow's ultra-rich $51.4bn
At least some parts of the UK could see snow if colder spells return at the end of next week
There's a few classics in the Christmas canon, but plenty of ho-ho-horrible songs too
Government to set out plans to give English MPs more say over 'English matters' but Labour remains opposed
The most serious gaffes and controversial comments from Ukip on gender, sexuality, race and religion
Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is a celebration that teaches the importance of religious freedom
Weather warnings in place as rapidly developing 'weather bomb' reaches the UK, bringing strong winds and rain
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