Jeremy Corbyn had joined Conversative Prime Minister David Cameron to campaign for Britain to remain part of the European Union

Labour leader Corbyn sacks Benn from cabinet

07.27 Britain's opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has sacked a key member of his shadow cabinet this morning, as deep divisions within the Labour party emerged following the Brexit vote.

Angela Merkel's reasoned approach came despite a call from foreign ministers from the EU's six founding members for Britain to leave the bloc as soon as possible

Merkel calls for cordiality, ministers push exit

25 Jun German Chancellor Angela Merkel called today for clear-headed negotiations with Britain on its departure from the European Union, stressing that talks with the "close partner" must take place in a good atmosphere.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calling for second independence referendum

Scottish ministers plan urgent Brussels talks

25 Jun Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says her government will seek to enter into "immediate discussions" with Brussels to "protect Scotland's place in the EU" in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Somali security offciers take positions as they fight attackers in front of the hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia

At least 15 die in Mogadishu hotel attack

25 Jun Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the centre of Mogadishu today before militant fighters stormed the building, a police officer said.

Fighters on the Syrian border with Jordan

At least 47 killed in Syrian air strikes

25 Jun Russian and regime air strikes killed 47 people, most of them civilians, and wounded dozens more today in a jihadist-held town in eastern Syria, a monitor said.

Jean-Claude Juncker wants a speedy UK separation process from

Brexit divorce must be 'quick' - Juncker

25 Jun European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has said Britain's planned departure from the European Union was "not an amicable divorce" but called for it to be quick.