Following a contest marked by accusations of extremism and racism, that focused on personality more than policy, Sadiq Khan has become the first Muslim mayor of a major Western city.
Paying the ransom currently being demanded by Islamist militants behind three recent ship hijackings could open the floodgates to more hostage-based criminality on the seas, says one expert.
The priceless Kohinoor diamond is one of the most famous jewels in the world — and according to India, a shining example of the UK's unapologetic attitude towards colonial-era pillage.
South Korea's ruling conservatives have lost their legislative majority at a time of growing tensions with North Korea, in a move that could jeopardize ongoing attempts at economic reforms.
We asked tax experts whether the outrage generated by the revelation British Prime Minister David Cameron held shares in an offshore fund co-run by his father was justified.
Sweeping new powers of arrest and detention granted to military officers by Thailand's ruling junta are just the latest indication of the country's slide towards entrenched military rule.
The Panama Papers have brought overdue attention to the fact the UK has harbored money laundering for years through lax oversight and easily acquired investor visas.
The British prime minister's family finances are receiving unflattering scrutiny after a trove of internal Mossack Fonseca documents detailed his father's offshore banking activity.
Undercover research by the League Against Cruel Sports has revealed the harrowing conditions endured by tens of millions of game birds bred to be shot in Britain.
Every year, criminal gangs smuggle unknown thousands of puppies into Britain and growing awareness of the trade has been met with increasingly sophisticated tactics from the sellers to hide their activity.
The death of a Scottish tourist trampled to death by an elephant in Thailand earlier this week has highlighted the systemic animal cruelty built into the country's tourism industry.
Following months of intense negotiations between the Europe and UK Prime Minister David Cameron there's now a draft deal on the table, but will it be enough to keep Britain in the EU bloc?
Dentaid, a charity which operates in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, says its services are now needed in the UK to provide basic dental care to those unable to access NHS dentists.
The US Secretary of State John Kerry is currently on a whistle-stop three-nation Asian tour. Activists have also called on him for guarantees that democracy will also be protected.
ICC prosecutors are pursuing Dominic Ongwen, a former commander of Uganda’s Lord's Resistance Army, on 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder, rape, and torture.
Andy Hall was indicted by a Bangkok court on Monday on charges relating to a 2013 report exposing severe working conditions in Thai factories. He faces seven years behind bars.
Gruesome so-called sports involving badgers and hares being ripped apart by dogs are surging in the UK at the same time the national police unit charged with tackling wildlife crime faces closure.
Thousands drowned and almost a million claimed asylum, while politicians fought bitterly and erected razor wire fences. We look back at the refugee crisis which engulfed Europe in 2015.
Four bloggers and a publisher have been hacked to death in Bangladesh in 2015. Yet, as the survivor of a previous attack told VICE News, atheist writers there also have to deal with government repression.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn vehemently opposed bombing Syria, but 66 of his own MPs broke ranks and voted for it.