Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers: said the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry was the “best-placed authority” to address the Kincora allegations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

GERRY MORIARTY First Minister Peter Robinson is to liaise with the head of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry after Northern Secretary Theresa(...)

Two RAF Tornado jets assisted Kurdish troops in north-west Iraq who were under attack from IS militants. Photograph: Neil Bryden/EPA

British Royal Air Force warplanes struck Islamic State targets in Iraq today for the first time since the government approved military action against(...)

Composite photograph of the six Collins brothers who fought in the first World War: Stephen (died), Joseph Christopher (missing, injured), John (died), Michael (died), Paddy (died), William (survived).

I’ve never watched Saving Private Ryan. An aversion to violence, bloodshed and the sad inevitability of war films means I haven’t seen the epic 27-(...)

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The DUP and Ulster Unionist Party have supported calls for Kincora Boys’ Home in east Belfast to be included in the investigation of how the British (...)

Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May: announced an  inquiry yesterday following allegations of an establishment cover-up of a child paedophile ring operating at Westminster. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

British Home Office secretary Theresa May has been urged to include the Belfast Kincora Boys’ Home scandal in the investigation of how the British gov(...)

Paddy Joe Hill (Birmingham Six) and Gerry Conlan (Guildford Four) together  at the University of Limerick in March this year . File. Photograph: Sean Curtin

Fellow miscarriage of justice victim Paddy Joe Hill has blamed prison conditions for the early death of Gerry Conlon who died this morning. Mr Hill, w(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson is expected to attend the Thales factory to announce that the Ministry of Defence in London has awarded a £48 million(€60 million) contract to Thales Belfast to design and manufacture a new missile system for the Royal Navy’s attack helicopters. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Senior British government and Stormont Executive figures are expected at an east Belfast missile development factory later this morning to announce a (...)

Swans with a submerged boat on the flooded banks of the River Thames in Chertsey, Surrey, yesterday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Thousands of homes along the River Thames have been told to prepare for “significant flooding”, as the number of severe flood warnings in the south of(...)

A woman speaks along a flooded street on the outskirts of Trinidad, some 400 km northeast of the Bolivian capital La Paz. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters.
Flooding in Bolivia kills 38 people
  • World
  • February 6, 2014, 18:19

Torrential rain and floods in Bolivia have killed 38 people and left many homeless, the government said today.Forecasters are predicting more heavy ra(...)

France foreign affairs minister, Laurent Fabius (right) welcomes British foreign secretary  William Hague before an international meeting of the Friends of Syria Core Group  in Paris today. Photograph: getty

Human rights lawyers and campaigners have asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate allegations of torture by British troops in Iraq(...)