Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Channel 4 News since 2003. - I always believed that whatever had to be written would somehow get itself written. - Seamus Heaney

Al Jazeera in Egypt: the inside story — We put these allegations to Al-Jazeera, and have reproduced their responses in full below. The claim: Al Jazeera's channels took a pro-Muslim Brotherhood editorial line, which put their teams on the ground in danger, due to the Egyptian government's stance toward the organisation.

The man who rescued 500 Nigerian schoolgirls from Boko Haram — The militants have led sustained attacks in the Gombe area in recent weeks. Ten days ago, a car bomb exploded 200m from a stadium in Gombe city, just minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan had left a political rally there. The bomb killed at least one bystander and wounded seven.

Nigerian election: the key players - video

On the trail of the smugglers shipping refugees to Europe — They're Syrian Palestinians from Yarmouk in Damascus. They've survived siege and bombardment and hatched their family escape plan six months ago. In 1948, another generation was forced to flee to Syria from Palestine. "When we were in Syria, they were in permanent danger," says Hiba, the mother of three children, Yousef, 10, Abdul Rahman, 9, and Yasmina, 5.

Kentucky Sports Radio — Politicians lie. OK, that was obvious as Kim Jung Un at a screening of The Interview. But contrary to conventional wisdom, pathological prevaricating is not part of the DNA of the genus politicus.

Jonathan Miller: Editorial unfairly impugns the integrity of the Beshears — The Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper in Lexington, KY offers local news coverage online. Serving Fayette, Bourbon, Franklin, Clark, Madison, Jessamine, Woodford and Scott counties in Kentucky, offers local breaking, weather and crime news.

Real-Estate Appraisals Are Bubbly Again — A key goal of the financial reforms after the housing bust was to prevent banks and other interested parties from pressuring real-estate appraisers to inflate valuations. One remedy that was folded into the Dodd-Frank Act led the industry to rely on appraisal-management companies (AMCs) as a buffer between appraisers and lenders.

Downtown LA Revival-For Millennials Only? — You can pick up some of your most cogent, well-spoken market information from cab drivers A hack in LA was no exception earlier this week. Its the smart young people who work hard and play hard who are moving into downtown.

The $10 Million Home, Never Hotter — As the U.S. housing market cools from last year's overheated state, sales of homes at the top haven't been following the same script. Prices and sales at the upper reaches are soaring. Sales of homes in Southern California costing $2 million and more are at record levels.

The killing of four little girls in Birmingham prompted action; deaths of four rabbis should do the same: reader opinion — By Jonathan Miller On September 15, 1963, a bomb at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church rocked Birmingham, killing 4 church girls in their white dresses. Birmingham has never been the same. Concern for the welfare of our city, our character, and our future became paramount across the lines of race, neighborhood, class and faith that had riven this city apart.
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Mar 27, 2015

@SarainLondon I am fully aware that millions of bipolar sufferers live quite normal lives and I apologise if I expressed it wrongly

Mar 27, 2015

Hi @SarainLondon, I certainly did not mean to cause offence but he was clearly in a state of psychosis or rage-fuelled suicidal depression

Mar 27, 2015

On @Channel4News at 7, I'll report the latest on #Germanwings: more questions over mental health of Lubitz after ripped-up sick note found

Mar 27, 2015

The block of flats in Düsseldorf where #Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz lived when he was working @Channel4News

Mar 26, 2015

#Germanwings / #Lufthansa news conf over. They danced around the term "suicide" - but very strongly implied it. @Channel4News

Mar 26, 2015

I asked CEO Luft: if not terrorism, was this suicide? "If 1 person takes 149 people to their deaths, it is more than suicide" #channel4news

Mar 26, 2015

CEO Lufthansa says Lubitz began training 2008 but took 1 "unexplained" break. Not clear how long. Psych eval after: normal. @Channel4News

Mar 26, 2015

CEO Lufthansa says they have standard mental health screening prog and psych evaluation. Lubitz raised no concerns @Channel4News

Mar 26, 2015

CEO #Germanwings says co-pilot Lubitz was 100% qualified to fly the plane. "We choose our pilots carefully." @Channel4News

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