Up to 30mm of rain is expected today amid fears of coastal flooding, high tides and strong winds across the southern and western areas of England and Wales
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Monday 02 February 2009
A hospital in Sri Lanka's war zone was hit twice by artillery attacks yesterday, killing at least six civilians.
Saturday 24 January 2009
Hundreds of protesters are expected to gather outside Broadcasting House in London today after the BBC defended its decision not to broadcast a public appeal to raise funds for Gaza.
Friday 23 January 2009
Whether from delayed shock or not, Mahmoud Abu Halima was almost dispassionate as he pointed to the hole in the roof made by the artillery shelling which killed his father and burned to death his baby sister and three of his younger brothers. He had been next door and had come running when he heard the first explosion. “I started to go upstairs shouting ‘mama, mama’,”.he said. “But she was already coming down. She was burning. All her clothes were on fire. I put my jacket on her. She told me: ‘go and get your father, he is hurt.”
Thursday 08 January 2009
The UN today halted all aid supplies to Gaza amid a growing row over Israel's treatment of civilians in the area.
Thursday 08 January 2009
The international Red Cross accuses Israeli forces today of failing to assist wounded Palestinians and of "unacceptable" delays in letting rescue workers reach a Gaza home where four small children were found alive next to their mothers' bodies.
Sunday 04 January 2009
Thursday 04 December 2008
Cholera-hit Zimbabwe today declared a national emergency over the collapse of its health care system.
Monday 13 October 2008
Monday 18 August 2008
Days of heavy rains around the Grand Canyon created flooding that breached an earthen dam Sunday and forced helicopters to pluck scores of residents and campers from the gorge. No injuries were immediately reported.
Saturday 09 August 2008
Police are trying to trace the owner of a handwritten letter from the wife of Winston Churchill, which was recovered during a drugs raid.
Thursday 07 August 2008
Zimbabwe's main opposition party and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's party have issued a joint communique condemning violence, according to an opposition spokesman.
Wednesday 16 July 2008
Colombia misused the symbol of the International Committee of the Red Cross in this month's military rescue of Ingrid Betancourt, the government said today, admitting a possible violation of the rules of war.
Sunday 13 July 2008
Wednesday 09 July 2008
Several people were injured today at the running of the bulls in Pamplona, including an American who was gored in the abdomen. (See picture gallery.)
Saturday 17 May 2008
The official total for the dead in Burma's cyclone disaster jumped to 78,000 yesterday, up from 43,000. The new figure was announced by Burmese state television, which said the number of missing had risen from 28,000 to 56,000.
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