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

Billy Wright report: the key findings

The Wright Inquiry report stretched to 700 pages. Key findings included:

Children found starving in rural Australia

Aboriginal disadvantage has not rated a mention during the Australian election campaign – there are few votes in it. But as the party leaders criss-crossed the country this week, shocking evidence emerged at a government inquiry: children in remote indigenous communities are starving.

Hundreds die in Congo as fuel tanker explodes

Accident leaves dozens of families homeless, says UN

Deadly skies: The bloody truth about the Battle of Britain 70 years on

Rarely in history has a battle been so mythologised as the conflict that took place in the skies above southern England between 10 July and 31 October 1940. But the truth about the Battle of Britain - and the brave young airmen who fought it - is far more complex, ruthless and bloody than we often care to remember.

60 killed as train plunges into ravine

At least 60 people died when a train went off the rails and into a ravine in the Republic of Congo yesterday. Four carriages full of passengers were derailed and more than 300 people injured.

Government and Red Shirts refuse to talk in bloody Bangkok deadlock

As the 'peaceful' protesters bear arms and the government rejects a UN intervention, the prospect of civil war in Thailand is edging closer. Andrew Buncombe reports from the capital

Captured Colombian soldier Pablo Moncayo freed after 12 years

A Colombian soldier held hostage for more than 12 years was freed by rebels and reunited with his family, ending an ordeal that prompted his father to hike halfway across the country to press for his son's release.

Nick Young: In Haiti, rain deluges people's tents, and their needs are still vast

Heavy rains have turned the spotlight back on Haiti. It's pouring again as I arrive, the water sluicing down on tents and makeshift shelters. Along with the shock at the continuing human suffering following January's earthquake, the images are provoking another reaction; why, when so much money has been donated, are people still living in appalling conditions? Why, when the world knew the rains were coming, are people still forced to shelter under tarpaulin? Where are the new houses? Has the relief effort dissolved in the rain?

James Lawton: Big Buck's stems bleeding from faint and weary punters

The first win by one of the meeting's bankers brought relief, but the bookmakers are still in line for profits of £600m

Nigeria killings spark fears of wider conflict

Soldiers out in force in city where more than 500 people feared dead

One hundred killed as religious divisions spark fresh violence

Nigeria's lethal religious divisions were underlined again this weekend as at least 100 people were killed in clashes in the divided city of Jos in the centre of the country.

Student rescued 15 days after quake

A teenage girl was pulled alive from under a collapsed house in Port-au-Prince yesterday, 15 days after Haiti's devastating earthquake.

Haiti collection Red Cross van ambushed

A British Red Cross van was ambushed on its way to collect goods for the Haiti earthquake appeal.

Nigeria fights to restore calm after days of riots

Clashes between Muslims and Christians leave 150 people dead

48 Hours In: Geneva

Amid dramatic mountains, this 'Rome of Protestantism' breathes understated opulence and artistic expression, says Nicholas Murray
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In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
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Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

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Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
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New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits