Integrating the UK's expensive and fragmented rail network under public ownership could save hundreds of millions and also provide a better service.
Grey squirrels hate these reclusive, cat-sized predators.
The UK and France have come up with a solution to the migrant crisis – stick up another new barrier.
Did we miss him?
The statute of limitations is expiring on some of the charges against the Wikileaks founder – but not all of them.
Inequality is a major driver.
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For two countries that have similar wealth and health spending, there are stark differences in how many children under five survive.
Testing the boundaries of civility.
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The UK is angry at Spain for chasing boats into its territory. Enough already.
Metropolis: imagining the cities of the future.
A new form of research is needed to bring us the cities of the future.
The growing migrant camp known as the “New Jungle”.
While politicians talk security, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the French coast.
Different mindsets: the world does not view luxuries in the same way.
When it comes to advertising luxury brands, marketers tend to see the world as one homogenous lump. It's time they wised up.
Is the sun setting on Britain’s energy ambitions?
In the long run a shift from renewables to fossil fuels will make it harder to reach emissions targets and will harm the UK's international standing.
Ka-ching! The sound most countries heard when news of the nuclear deal with Iran broke.
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Most countries welcomed the deal as they jockey to boost trade with the Islamic Republic and gain from the eventual end of sanctions.
Did the indyref make a permanent difference to voter apathy?
There is a widespread belief that the independence referendum stumbled across the elixir for dispelling longstanding voter apathy. In the areas where it matters most, it is just not true.
One of the most dangerous times in an abusive relationship is when it ends – which was when Clare Wood was murdered by her ex-partner.
Giving people the right to ask about their partner’s history of domestic violence sounds like a good idea – but there are good reasons why Rosie Batty and others have raised concerns.
Londoners gather to remember.
The US and UK were attacked by suicide bombers within a few years of each other, but their responses were very different.
Men in Calais see their chance.
David Cameron seems surprised that desperate people are trying to come to the UK. He must only read the British press.
From the UK, to Canada, Australia and the states – our opinions about the military are usually wrong.
The Abbott government has announced a plan to strip dual nationals involved in terrorism of their Australian citizenship.
A number of countries – including Canada, France, the US and the UK – allow for the deprivation of citizenship on national security grounds. But the scope of ministerial discretion varies significantly.
What there’s not enough of.
Since the heady talk of a "march of the makers" in 2011, UK industrial policy has been patchy at best. No wonder the trade deficit is at its widest ever.
A simpler time. Martin Lev plays Dandy Dan in Bugsy Malone with ammunition at the ready.
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Gangs of career criminals in Britain look very different to the stories told by Scorcese or Coppola. They are fluid, multi-cultural and recent research sheds new light on how they use the dirty money.
Despite declining gun fatalities, there should be no room for complacency in Australia, with an estimated 260,000 illegal guns in Australia – including this MP5K 9mm machine gun, seized in Queensland in 2013.
The rate of fatal shootings has fallen in Australia, the US and other nations in recent decades. Yet anti- and pro-gun ideology still makes it hard to have a sensible discussion about gun violence.