Thousands of Russians protested against the armed conflict in Ukraine in the first major anti-war rally in Moscow since the start of the standoff between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels.
The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and the West blame on Russia's support of the separatist armed groups, has killed more than 3,000 people since April, although this month's ceasefire has brought a relative calm.
The organisers of "The March for peace" said over 50,000 people were expected to take the streets in Moscow alone to deliver a strong message to President Vladimir Putin: stop the war.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has said a Labour government would "write the next chapter" in the battle against low pay.
Earnings have lagged behind inflation since the 2008 financial crisis.
The main rate is due to increase to £6.50 an hour on October 1, but Labour promised further £1.50 increase by 2020, if it wins the General Election next year.
Here is what you need to know about the pledge:
- The £1.50 increase would be introduced in annual stages
- It would amount to a rise of just over 4% a year
- That is more than in recent years: Since 2010 election, the minimum wage increased on average 2.1% a year
- The planned increase would affect around 1.4 million jobs
- It would add around £3,000 a year to those working 40 hours week
The promised rate is said to be similar to that in force in Australia and EU countries such as Belgium and Germany, but still lower than in France and New Zealand.
Actress Emma Thompson says people who deny that man-made climate change is taking place are "a little bit bonkers".
Speaking to ITV News, the Harry Potter and Love Actually star also described the reliance on polluting fossil fuels as "a form of collective suicide".
The family Hannah Witheridge said they have brought the body of the British holidaymaker who was brutally murdered together with a fellow tourist in Thailand back to the UK
Hannah 23, was found with severe head wounds next to David Miller, 24, on a beach on the island of Koh Tao on Monday.
Her family said today that they had travelled to Bangkok on Tuesday to bring their "beloved Hannah" home and find out more about the investigation.
The wife of Islamic State hostage Alan Henning has appealed for the release of a "peaceful and selfless man".
ITV News has obtained previously unseen pictures of the 47 year old, hours before he was kidnapped in Syria last December.
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls as he left an opponent bloodied in the annual football match between Labour and Lobby journalists.
The shadow chancellor was involved in a nasty clash with Northern Echo hack Rob Merrick as the politicians struggled to overturn a goal deficit at Manchester City's Etihad complex.
The pair were contesting a 50-50 ball on the edge of the Lobby penalty area when a stray elbow from Balls left a slash under the reporter's right eye.
Merrick had to leave the pitch for medical treatment as blood covered his shirt - but later returned to be named man-of-the-match.
Prince William joining a commemoration of Malta's 50 years of independence is believed to be the first time the second-in-line to the throne has attended a public mass.
Kate was forced to withdraw from the two-day trip - scheduled to be her first official solo overseas visit - as she is still suffering from a severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum.
When William was officially welcomed by Maltese president Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca yesterday, she asked about his wife and the Duke said she was "so-so", adding "she's so sad not to be here".
The cathedral was built in the 16th century as the church of the Order of the Knights of St John, former rulers of Malta and is lavishly decorated in the baroque style.
Demonstrations are taking place around the world ahead of a major UN conference on climate change on Tuesday.
Over 2,000 protests have taken place around the world, including in London.
Among the speakers at the New York summit will be Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, who was recently made a UN 'Messenger of Peace' to help promote international action on climate change.
The Duke of Duke of Cambridge joined a solemn mass attended by leading national figures to commemorated Malta's 50 years of independence.
In the majestic setting of St John's Co-Cathedral in the capital Valletta, prayers were said and hymns sung in thanksgiving for five decades of self rule.
Prince William, a last minute replacement for his pregnant wife, sat in the front pew with Britain's high commissioner to Malta Rob Luke during the hour-long mass.