Killed in an instant: Moment a Syrian rebel checkpoint takes direct hit is captured in powerful photographs that show the cost of war

Killed in an instant: Moment a Syrian rebel checkpoint takes direct hit is captured in powerful photographs that show the cost of war More than 26,000 people are estimated to have been killed in Syria since the uprising against President Bashar Assad”s regime began last March Opposition activists say government forces have launched offensives across the country to gain rebel-controlled areasAssad”s regime and rebels trying to oust it have been battling for weeks over the commercial hub of Aleppo, Syria”s largest city Number of people fleeing from Syria has risen to more than 235,000

Joanne O"Riordan, who was born with no arms or legs… but with the heart of a lion

She beat the Budget: The extraordinary, awe-inspiring and humbling story of Joanne O”Riordan, who was born with no arms or legs… but with the heart of a lion Like most teenagers Joanne O”Riordan loves playing music, going to football matches and texting her friends on her mobile. But the difference between this teenager and others is that Joanne this week single-handedly forced the Government to tear up its Budget plans to cut disability allowance for young people