A boy holds a Tunisian flag as he stands near bouquets of flowers laid at the beachside of the Imperiale Marhabada hotel, which was attacked by a gunman in Sousse, Tunisia. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Tunisia in light of increased security concerns. A stat(...)

The plan was the brainchild of a lecturer at Reading University, Christy Davies, who warned that when Britain handed back Hong Kong to China in 1997, there would be no future for its 5.5 million inhabitants.

Even at the time it must have seemed like a truly bizarre idea. In the midst of the Northern Ireland Troubles, it was suggested that the entire popula(...)

Flower  are seen at the site of a shooting attack on the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse, Tunisia. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Diplomats are seeking to repatriate the remains of the three Irish victims of the terrorist attack in Tunisia as soon as possible. A Department of For(...)

A file image of the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Tunisia which is one of the two hotels attacked by terrorists on Friday.

An Irish woman has described how she grabbed her two sons and ran for their lives when they heard gunfire near a hotel in Tunisia. She was spea(...)

Turkish soldiers secure the border line between Turkey and Syria. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters.

Nine British nationals detained in Turkey after allegedly trying to cross illegally into Syria could be deported on Thursday.Footage shows the Briton(...)

Thai police said last week that Win Zaw Htun (left) and Zaw Lin  had confessed to murdering British backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on a beach on the island of Koh Tao on September 15th. Photograph: EPA/STR

Two Burmese men accused of murdering two British backpackers in Thailand have alleged that they were beaten by police in order to extract confessions.(...)

An undated video grab taken from YouTube of David Bolam, a British teacher who was held hostage by militants in Libya who has now been released. Photograph: YouTube/PA Wire.

A British man who had been held hostage by militants in Libya has been released.The British Foreign Office said it was “glad that David Bolam is safe (...)

Rescue workers close bags with bodies of two foreign tourist found dead on a beach on Koh Tao island yesterday. Photograph: Reuters 0:42

Police in Thailand said they are focusing on migrant workers in the hunt for the killer responsible for the murder of a British man and woman found de(...)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report last month that Syria has enough equipment to transfer the chemicals out of the country. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Syria has submitted a new 100-day plan for the removal of its chemical weapons after failing to meet a February 5th deadline, but the internat(...)

Susan Taylor who died swimming the English Channel for charity. Photograph: Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People/PA
Woman dies during Channel swim
  • UK
  • July 15, 2013, 16:27

A woman has died while attempting to swim the English Channel for charity, the British Foreign Office said.Susan Taylor, who was in her 30s, was swim(...)