The most desirable postcodes in England, Scotland and Wales have been revealed by Royal Mail. The firm evaluated the employment opportunities, quality of health and education, crime rates and housing affordability of areas across Britain.
Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country's poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs.
Brutal images of heavily armed police clashing with Ferguson's protesters pushed US President Barack Obama to question the militarization of the law enforcement, as he reportedly ordered a probe into police use of military gear against Americans.
British Army Major General Robert Ross led the troops who set alight Washington's public buildings. Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of the Burning of Washington, and the instrumental role played by a County Down man.
The British Embassy in Washington, DC was forced to issue an apology over the weekend after a social media post celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the burning of the White House raised eyebrows across the web.
Generations of foreign royals - particularly from the Middle East - have learned to be military leaders at the UK's Sandhurst officer training academy. But is that still a good idea, asks Matthew Teller.
There are nearly 8,000 GP practices in England, employing more than 35,000 doctors. But despite the NHS being perhaps the most information-rich health system in the world, we have little clue which are good and which are bad.