Residents are rescued by police and rescue volunteers during the floods in Manila

Thousands return home following Philippine typhoon

12.01 Thousands of people displaced by floods triggered by tropical storm Fung-Wong returned to their mud-caked homes in the Philippine capital of Manila, as the death toll from the disaster rose to five.

Lorries from the aid convoy approach the Ukrainian border at the Donetsk-Izvarino border checkpoint

Russia delivers third aid shipment to Ukraine

09.10 Russia has delivered a third shipment of aid to separatist-controlled Ukraine, sending trucks carrying water and food across the border, a spokesman for Russia's emergencies ministry said.

Air France said yesterday it expected to operate 45% of its flights today

Air France pilots vote to extend strike

15.53 Air France pilots have voted to extend their week-long strike over cost cuts and plans for its Transavia unit by a further four days until 26 September.

'Better Together' supporters celebrate the result of the referendum

Scotland votes against independence

19 Sep The Scottish people have voted against independence, with more than two million people choosing to retain the 307-year union with England.

The statement puts an end to months of speculation that Mr Sarkozy would return to the political scene

Sarkozy to return to French politics

19 Sep Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has announced that he is returning to politics, vowing to offer a "new political choice" to disenchanted French voters.