Nearly 3,000 people have been trafficked for slavery and exploitation in the UK, according to a new report produced from the National Crime Agency (NCA), with the internet being one of the biggest drivers in proliferating abuse.
A New York postman hoarded as many as 40,000 pieces of undelivered mail in his home, car and work locker over nine years, prosecutors have said. Joseph Brucato, 67, was arrested on Wednesday after a supervisor saw undelivered post in his personal car,
The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including the Turner prize presentation, protests in Hong Kong, dog surfing, and that wedding in Venice
The United States government is committed to concluding its war in Afghanistan at the end of this year, but isn't too certain about what finally ending that operation will mean for a group of foreign prisoners being held near Kabul.
The Oktoberfest is the largest popular festival in the world - larger, it's claimed, than Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Carnival in Rio. Created by Bavarian King Ludwig I to celebrate his wedding in 1810,
An increasing number of hotels and railway companies in the Kansai region are becoming more hospitable to overseas Muslim tourists who strictly follow Islamic law by offering appropriately prepared meals, facilities for prayer and language services.