Military officers have stormed a luxury hotel in the Philippines and taken dozens of guests and staff hostage. The officers, who were standing trial for an attempted coup, left the court house and took up position with M-16 rifles on the first floor of the Peninsula Hotel earlier today. Some guests have been evacuated but many more remain in the hotel.
The Scottish Executive has spent £125,000 on new national slogan ‘Welcome to Scotland’.
Five members of a steel band are sueing Ryanair after they were escorted off a plane as suspected terrorists.
Strike ballots were issued to 5,000 airport workers in a dispute which threatens to cancel flights over Christmas and New Year.