At least 1,400 children as young as 11 were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in a UK town, mostly by Asian men, between 1997 and 2013, a report has found highlighting the failures of the political leadership to prevent such incidents.
A Ukrainian farmer, believed to be the world's tallest man at 8ft 4 inches, has died aged 44. Leonid Stadnyk, from the Ukrainian village of Podoliantsy, died Sunday from a brain haemorrhage after health problems.
The US is preparing military options to pressure Islamic State in Syria, US officials said on Monday, but they cautioned no decision had been made to expand US action beyond the limited airstrikes under way in Iraq.
Kiev said its forces were battling an armoured column that crossed from Russia on Monday, as Moscow unveiled plans for a new aid convoy for east Ukraine, ramping up tensions on the eve of talks on the conflict.