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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

A damaged tank in the Bab Sabaa neighbourhood of Homs

UN compiles Syria crimes investigation list

The United Nations has a secret list of top Syrian officials who could face investigation for crimes against humanity carried out by security forces in their crackdown against an anti-government uprising, a panel of UN human rights experts said.

Driver held after teacher dies in ski-trip coach crash

A British coach driver was arrested in France yesterday after a bus carrying schoolchildren returning to Worcestershire from a half-term skiing trip careered off a motorway, killing a teacher and injuring 23 others.

Goodluck Jonathan: The President abandoned vital petrol subsidies for low-paid Nigerians

More strikes and unrest in Nigeria after fuel price talks break down

A nationwide strike in Nigeria over fuel prices is set to escalate today after two major unions said talks with the government had failed, threatening oil exports which are vital to the West African country's economy.

Gunmen seize British aid worker

Khalil Dale, a health worker for the Red Cross, was seized near the Pakistani city of Quetta

UK aid worker seized in Pakistan

Armed men kidnapped a British Red Cross worker from the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta today, police and the Red Cross said, highlighting the fragile security situation in the country.

Tributes paid to Red Cross worker

Tributes were paid today to a "committed" Red Cross worker who died after being attacked on Christmas Day while on holiday in Sri Lanka.

Mass burials begin as Philippines death toll rises to 927

With funeral parlours overwhelmed, authorities in a flood-stricken southern Philippine city yesterday organised the first mass burial of people who were swept to their deaths in one of worst calamities to strike the region in decades.

Drivers are 'unprepared for icy roads'

Only one in five motorists is prepared for severe weather on the roads this winter, according to the British Red Cross.

Fear of getting it wrong stops most people learning first aid

Charities launch nationwide education drives to encourage use of life-saving skills

Satellite images reveal signs of mass graves on South Sudan border

Northern army accused of killing anti-government civilians

Journalists freed from Tripoli hotel

International journalists were freed from the Rixos Hotel today after being held for five days by armed men loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.

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Murder hunt ex-boyfriend found dead

The ex-boyfriend of a murdered Red Cross worker has been found dead near a railway line, police said.

Ex-boyfriend on the run after former Blunkett aide found murdered

A murdered Red Cross worker and the ex-boyfriend suspected of killing her both worked for the Home Office, it emerged yesterday.

Murdered woman worked for Home Office

A murdered Red Cross worker and her ex-boyfriend suspected of killing her both worked for the Home Office, it emerged today.

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