Philippines says beheaded civilians found in Isis-held town

Seventy-one security force personnel and 299 militants killed and 246,000 people displaced in conflict since 23 May Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel atrocities could rise sharply as troops retake more ground. The discovery of […]

China landslide: families’ frustration grows as more than 100 feared dead

Families affected by huge slip that buried Xinmo village say they are concerned by a lack of information and the fate of orphaned children Frustration grew on Monday among family members of victims of a landslide that buried a mountain village in southwestern China, with some complaining about a lack of information and asking why […]

Argentinas ‘Queen Cristina’ seeks return to politics with Senate bid

Argentinas former president, Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner, has formed centre-left party and will run for key seat that populous Buenos Aires province Argentinas former president, Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner, has formally launched her bid for a Senate seat in Octobers mid-term elections in a race that will determine whether President Mauricio Macri can deepen his […]

Genoa airport lifts liquids ban for pesto

Italian airport is letting travellers take as much as 500g of the sauce in their carry-on luggage, exempting them from the 100ml rule for liquids The Italian port city of Genoa has taken pride in its famed pesto sauce to new heights by granting special airport waivers for those who cant get enough of the […]

Wanted in China: Beijing courts Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for visit

Chinese interests of Donald Trumps daughter and son-in-law come into spotlight again as Communist party seeks to fete influential White House couple Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have been invited to China as Beijing works to build closer ties with the influential couple inside an erratic White House. Trump, daughter of the US president, and […]

The best secret beaches, pubs and places to stay in the UK

For those who like to keep things low-key, our writers recommend lovely, quiet coastal spots, and cosy pubs and boltholes with superb views BEACHES Blue Pool Corner, Gower Photograph: Alamy This cylindrical tub, beyond the north end of the Rhossili sands, is very deep and has mauve water. Set in honey-coloured rock, there are various […]