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
Afghan officials have accused Iran of opening fire on and then capturing a group of Afghan migrants at the border.
A woman was pulled alive from the wreckage of the Rena Plaza building in Bangladesh today, 17 days after the garment factory complex collapsed.
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay warned today that a Syrian troop build-up around the rebel-held town of Qusair could be a precursor to atrocities if it is overrun.
Violence continued to rock Pakistan today ahead of tomorrow's general elections.
The Philippines admitted today to shooting dead a Taiwanese fisherman but refused to apologise, insisting its coastguard were acting in self-defence.
Four suicide bombers attacked troops in the northern Malian city of Gossi today but failed to kill anyone except themselves.
The first general convicted of human rights violations during Uruguay's dictatorship has appealed his 28-year prison sentence, his lawyer has confirmed.
South African artists called on the country's trade unionists to boycott music group The Soil today after they accepted an invitation to play in Swaziland.