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Aid groups want access to Sri Lanka battlefield

Aid groups pushed for access to Sri Lanka's former battlefield to check on the fate of any wounded civilians stranded there, as the country celebrated a holiday today to honor the military's victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels.

Family album of the Tamil who invented suicide bombings

Sri Lankan military releases photos of ruthless rebel leader

Red Cross worker killed in Sri Lanka shelling

Shelling killed a Red Cross worker inside Sri Lanka's war zone today, the aid agency said, while troops and the Tamil Tigers battled in an intensifying fight to the finish of Asia's longest modern war.

'Dozens die' in Afghan air strikes says Red Cross

US-led air strikes killed dozens of Afghans, including women and children, the Red Cross said today, appearing to confirm an incident that could overshadow a meeting between US and Afghan leaders.

Sri Lanka calls for help with evacuees

Sri Lanka has appealed for international help after Médecins Sans Frontières warned that civilian casualties are rising rapidly in the war zone despite the exodus of more than 100,000 people.

Sir Nicholas Young: The poor will bear the brunt of this economic crisis

As Chief Executive of the British Red Cross, there are two straightforward and universally applicable laws of economics I could not fail to have picked up. The first is that the poorer a family is, the more likely they are to be affected by a crisis. The second is closely linked: the poorer that family is, the worse the affects of any crisis are likely to be.

Thousands flee Fargo ahead of floodwaters

Bone-chilling temperatures were slowing the rise of the record-high Red River today, while weary volunteers were left with little to do but watch, wait, and wonder if all their hard work had been enough to save the US city of Fargo from major flooding.

British scientists to create 'synthetic' blood

Human embryos will be used to make an unlimited supply for infection-free transfusions

Six dead as Philippine troops battle kidnappers

Philippine marines clashed for a second day today with al-Qa'ida-linked militants holding three Red Cross workers hostage, killing at least six combatants and wounding 19 troops, officials said.

Revealed: the secret report that details abuse of terror suspects

Red Cross dossier based on interviews with inmates of Guantanamo Bay

Red Cross report describes 'torture' at CIA jails

The International Committee of the Red Cross concludes in a secret report that the Bush administration's treatment of al-Qa'ida captives in CIA prisons "constituted torture," The Washington Post reported today, citing newly published excerpts from the 2007 document.

Sri Lanka fighting surges

Sri Lankan soldiers killed at least 180 elite Tamil Tiger fighters carrying out waves of counterattacks, and the pace of refugees fleeing the tiny war zone picked up speed, the military said today.

Sri Lanka: The war the world forgot

As the Tamil Tigers' rebel army faces defeat, the government has closed off the war zone, causing a humanitarian crisis for those trapped by the fighting. Andrew Buncombe reports

Woman suicide bomber kills dozens in Sri Lanka

A suicide bomber killed 24 people today when she blew herself up among a group of soldiers searching civilians fleeing Sri Lanka's northern war zone.

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