Tough Guy 2016: Mud, fire and the Brandenburger Gate

Thousands of competitors gathered at a farm near Wolverhampton on 31 January to take part in what has been described as the worlds toughest one-day race. Battling along a mud-sodden 15km course, the competitors must overcome obstacles such as the Brandenburger Gate, a 40ft vertical wall climb, an underwater tunnel and the Anaconda, a series of concrete pipes fixed with hanging electric wires. Feb 1, 2016

Syria opposition may join peace talks

High National Committee, who had earlier threatened to walk out of the talks, is reportedly considering UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura's "tempting" proposal. Feb 1, 2016