Mass anti-government demonstrations are taking place in Bangkok despite the Prime Minister's announcement that she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.
Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban and leader of the main Democrat opposition party Abhisit Vejjajiva, were among the demonstrators.
More top news
Boris Johnson is expected to attack George Osborne's plan to cut tax credits when he addresses the Conservative Party conference on Tuesday.
Incursions by Russian jets into Turkish airspace have prompted a stern response from Nato's most powerful ally.
Councils have welcomed the prospect of greater autonomy on business rates, but this is not as generous an act as it first appears.