Fire Minister Brandon Lewis probably had a fair idea what Sir Ken Knight would deliver when he asked him to conduct an "independent" report into fire and rescue services in England.
As LGBT activists worldwide celebrate anti-homophobia day we are reminded of prevailing prejudice
Bradford has seen the launch of a new campaign to battle the sources of child sex exploitation - and combat far-right bids to make it a racial issue
A Japanese mayor claimed on Monday that the forced prostitution of women during the second world war was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers.
Up to 30 miners were trapped underground today after a tunnel caved in at a giant US-owned gold and copper mine in West Papua, Indonesia.
EU finance ministers launched a bid today to shift the costs of bank bailouts from taxpayers to creditors.
Croatia airlines pilots and cabin staff went on strike today over salary cuts and layoffs demanded by the EU.
Bangladesh's government agreed today to allow garment workers to form trade unions without prior permission from factory owners.
Greek civil servants' unions have called a 24-hour strike for tomorrow against the government's decision to use emergency powers to prevent protesting teachers from disrupting university entrance exams this month.
Bulgaria's main centre-right party gained the most votes in the country's general election today.
Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr said today that he is putting off for two years a long-standing pledge to increase foreign aid spending to 0.5 per cent of GDP.