Our chief correspondent roams across the news agenda bringing both light and shade to his topical reports.
It turns out that all those long queues of Afghans lining up back in April to vote, were every bit as deceptive as we thought.
The chimneys of Mariupol – where one the the biggest integrated steelworks in the world dominates the city skyline outside for miles – the new strategic significance in Ukraine.
From everyone here, tales of how the IS come into your town or village and offer you the chance to convert to Islam, get out of town and your home – or be killed by bullet or beheading.
Thousands of Iraqis, predominantly from the minority Yazidi ethnic and Christian groups, have fled to mountainous regions to escape an advance by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.
Summer happens. Get over it. Surely we don’t need safety advice for normal weather events?
This is precisely the kind of act guaranteed to wipe the gloss of the weekend euphoria as US Secretary of State John Kerry flew in to Kabul to broker a deal between arch-rivals.
A 24 per cent spike in civilian casualties in Afghanistan in the first half of 2014 suggests the Taliban and other insurgent groups are on the march again.
You can’t really complain about a shadow over Rangers and the effect on the club’s value when the club itself has broken the rules.
We were supposed to leave Afghanistan with some kind of credible military forces to stop all this from happening. That does not look very credible.