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US President Barack Obama steps out from Air Force One as he arrives at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, 23 April 2014 Obama pledges Japan islands support

US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.

Palestinian news conference (23 April) Hamas-Fatah unity deal announced

Rival Palestinian factions of Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, more than seven years after a violent split between them.


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Phantom Badger reports for duty Phantom Badger reports for duty

With US Navy approval, Boeing’s new war machine is ready to roll


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Drinking coffee The world’s top coffee cities

These six places are known for their top-notch brews and caffeine-focused cultures - perfect for those on an extended stay.

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Snapped pencil Is hiring a super tutor worth it?

As exam season looms, many wealthy parents pay big money for 'super tutors' to raise their kids' grades - although a good tutor alone doesn't guarantee success.

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Spain Embracing the winds of change?

Spain has established itself as a superpower in wind and solar energy - but the government threatens to pull the rug from under the industry's feet.


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