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On this day: Crusader forces under the leper king Baldwin IV crush Saladin at Montgisard

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On this day: Crusader forces under the leper king Baldwin IV crush Saladin at Montgisard

In the epic 2005 Hollywood film. Kingdom of Heaven, the noble leper king dies peacefully in his Jerusalem palace, remembering how – aged only 16 – he had defeated Saladin. The scene’s fin de siècle feel is spot on. Baldwin’s death heralded the end of an era. Within a decade, Saladin would

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Off-duty police officer ‘attacked with knife as he confronts Black Friday shoplifter’

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Off-duty police officer ‘attacked with knife as he confronts Black Friday shoplifter’

An off-duty police officer has been attacked with a knife as he tried to stop a suspected shoplifter on Black Friday. The officer received non-life-threatening slash injuries to his neck, face and hand at an HMV store in Leeds city centre, on Friday morning. A 36-year-old man, from Leeds, has

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How Hillary Clinton’s neighbours thanked her for running for president

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How Hillary Clinton’s neighbours thanked her for running for president

A number of signs thanking Hillary Clinton for running for president have appeared on a street corner close to her home in Chappaqua, New York. The colourful signs, erected on Thanksgiving, bear messages including "We are thanks for Hillary – and American hero," "I’m with

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Illegal treasure hunters damage ancient hill fort on South Downs

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Illegal treasure hunters damage ancient hill fort on South Downs

An ancient hill fort dubbed "one of the jewels in the crown" of the South Downs National Park has been damaged, police have said. Illegal metal detecting is believed to be behind the disturbance to the ground at the 5,000-year-old Cissbury Ring site near Worthing in West Sussex.

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The girocard on the Smartphone

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The girocard on the Smartphone

After the successful launch of the girocard contactless, with the soon all the customers of the Volksbanken and Raiffeisen banks will be equipped, the cooperative financial group is now taking the next step in the evolution of the payment.

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Workshop week in Big Data: insurer and Start-ups collaborate on research in the Insurance Innovation Lab

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Workshop week in Big Data: insurer and Start-ups collaborate on research in the Insurance Innovation Lab

How can set up the insurance industry fit for the future? This is a question that the Insurance Innovation Lab is already for the summer of 2016, and provides smaller and medium-sized insurers in a 15-month cycle and the opportunity to develop innovations in a fast and resource-friendly.

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British government defends its role in Libya campaign

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British government defends its role in Libya campaign

The British government on Friday rejected criticism of its intervention in Libya, arguing its involvement saved civilian lives and claiming that Islamic State has been weakened in the country. The government’s comments follow a September report in which the parliamentary Foreign Affairs

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Armed man bursts into French retirement home for missionaries leaving at least one woman dead

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Armed man bursts into French retirement home for missionaries leaving at least one woman dead

A masked man wielding a knife and a sawn-off shotgun stabbed a woman to death last night after bursting into a retirement home for Catholic missionaries in southwestern France. Police were still hunting for the attacker in the early hours of Friday morning but managed to get the 60 residents of

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Murder investigation launched into death of five-year-old boy after incident with man in a park 

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Murder investigation launched into death of five-year-old boy after incident with man in a park 

A murder investigation is under way after the death of a five-year-old boy. The youngster was taken to hospital with critical head injuries, hours after an alleged incident involving a man at a park in south-east London on Sunday, but he died on Tuesday. A 38-year-old man was arrested on

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Ukip’s only MP Douglas Carswell hints he could return to the Conservatives

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Ukip’s only MP Douglas Carswell hints he could return to the Conservatives

Ukip’s only MP Douglas Carswell has hinted that he may rejoin the Conservative party after defecting in 2014.  Asked if he would consider a move back to the Tories Mr Carswell told The House magazine: "I suspect the next general election will be in 2020, who knows what the world will

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