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(...)

Sapper Patrick Azimkar was shot dead outside the Massereene Barracks, Antrim, in 2009.

A British army barracks where two soldiers were shot dead by dissident republicans has been bought by an international medical diagnostics company.The(...)

The disused station, Brompton Road, closed in 1934 due to a lack of passengers, is one of many abandoned ‘ghost’ stations that lie beneath the British capital. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

The British government has sold off a disused London underground station used as a secret wartime command centre, as part of its drive to repair batte(...)

Christopher Quinn’s widow had sought compensation of £10,000 but eventually reduced this when it was made clear the ministry would contest the claim

A Belfast widow, whose husband was shot by the British army in 1971, received less than a tenth of the compensation she would have received if she had(...)

An IRA mural in the Markets area of Belfast. IRA members Lawrence McNally (38), Peter Ryan (37), and Tony Doris (21), from Tyrone, were shot by the special forces in 1991 as they travelled through Coagh, Co Tyrone, in a stolen car. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Relatives of three IRA men shot dead by the SAS have hit out after being told it will be another year before a full inquest is heard.The trio were ta(...)

Lee Wallace scores against Stenhousemuir on Saturday. Soldiers are alleged to have joined fans’ sectarian songs and chants at the match in Glasgow.

British soldiers who attended a Rangers football match on Saturday will be disciplined if it is shown they joined in with sectarian singing and chant(...)

 Jean McConville  with three of her children shortly before she disappeared in 1972. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

The family of Jean McConville, who was abducted and murdered by the IRA more than 40 years ago, is suing the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)(...)

The family of a woman murdered and secretly buried by the IRA more than 40 years ago are to sue the PSNI and the British government. Relatives of Jean(...)

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